That's right, only 82 more days until the 2012-2013 season starts! We're optimistic! We're not anticipating a lockout! Everything will be fine! Sunshine, rainbows, and Tuukka Rask shutouts for everyone! WOOO!
...okay, that was a little too much happiness, I know. But 2012 Selke Award Winner Patrice Bergeron is in New York for the negotiations. We're totally good, guys. He's got this.
- A month out, here's one last look at the 2012 draft class. [NEHJ]
- What is life as a player rep like during CBA negotiations? Daniel Paille explains. [WEEI]
- Paille also did a yoga class for charity with his wife yesterday. [WEEI]
- Here is an amusing mailbag ESPN did. Let's all laugh at Marc from Malden. [ESPN]
- Jesse Spector's piece on Jessica Redfield's death in the Colorado shooting last night is powerful and sad. [Sporting News]
- Here's a cool article about Canada's participation in the AHL. [THW]
- Another AHL thing: Albany is surprisingly bad at selling minor-league hockey these days. [Times Union]
- The Blues signed T.J. Oshie to a pretty big contract last night, avoiding arbitration. [RFT]
- What will life be like for the Red Wings without Lidstrom? [PHT]
- How are CBA negotiations going? [Sporting News]