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.
After the jump, Daniel Paille's been busy, Shea Weber nonsense, and a tribute to Jessica Redfield.
- 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]