P.J. Axelsson and Sergei Samsonov are trying to make comebacks to the NHL, according to various sources. So, apparently, is Mike Modano. Who told these guys it was 2008? Samsonov took a year off instead of playing for his KHL team last year, and is hoping to make a rebound. Axelsson's been playing for Frolunda in the SEL, and Modano's been shacking up with his lady Willa Ford, "retired," apparently. Rumor has it Mikey Mo wants to play for Minnesota and finish his career off right.
Good for him, I guess. As long as PJ comes back to Boston, those other chips can fall as they may (though I'd love to see a rejuvenated Sammy on the Bruins again.)
Also, a very Happy Birthday to Marc Savard, who turns the big 3-5 today.
After the jump, Mighty Ducks references galore, news that is not news, and a great overcoming-all-odds story out of Florida...
- Milan Lucic made the Inside Track! This time, instead of something silly like an altercation, it's because he got engaged. Cute. [Herald]
- Interesting stuff from the Globe on college kids in the Bruins system turning pro - with Justin Florek and Zach Trotman highlighted. One graduated, one didn't. (also read to page 4 for Axelsson and Samsonov references!) [Globe]
- Red Berenson extended his contract with University of Michigan for 3 more years. Dude is 74 and still terrifyingly awesome. [ESPN]
- Ondrej Pavelec got convicted of a DUI in the Czech Republic. Oops. [WFP]
- Taylor Hall is going to do a little coaching this summer. [Canada.com]
- Here's Mike Modano on his possible comeback. [Sportsnet]
- How will newly-signed Mike Green produce in the future? [WaPo]
- Who will eventually replace Martin Brodeur? (Hint: if it's Jeff Frazee, the Devils are screwed.) [NHL]
- I know I posted an article on Michael Houser recently but did you know he had 17 surgeries to correct two club feet before the age of 12? [The Score]
- What can 2012's Team USA basketball learn from the Mighty Ducks? Awesomeness. [Grantland]