Monday, June 9, 2008

News Wrapup for 6/9

I have realized that it is hard to keep up with the blog when your enjoying the nice weather outside. So I wil try and keep this updated. Here is the news for today.

Brian Burke will be the general manager of the 2010 US Olympic Hockey team. His assistant general manager will be Nashville's GM David Poile. LA Times has the info with Burke and Bleacher Report with Poile.

Detroit assistant Todd McClellan is meeting with the Thrashers this week for their opening. Here is the link from the AJC.

The Boston Globe has a good writeup about what may be the next big thing in the NHL, puck moving defensemen.

Ron Francis is being honored by Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Story from the News Observer.

Hasek is planning on retiring today at a news conference today at 11. Story from the Boston Globe.

The Detroit News has a good story about the Wings fans who don't have a chance to get Wings tickets.

On Frozen Pond has some info on the coaching situation in Florida.

Apparently Willam DelBiaggio still has ties with AEG, the group that owns the vacant arena in Kansas City. Story from Mirtle.

The National Post has an opinion piece on how the NHL should shrink. On the other hand, On Frozen Blog has a piece on how the league should realign and where teams would fall with expansion.

Nashville should be fine even with DelBiaggio's financial troubles. Story from the Tennessean.

The Nashville City Paper has a good piece on how the Predators have too many people for too few spots.

Fanhouse has a quick piece on how Hossa is toying with the Penguins.

Damien Cox at the Toronto Star has a warning for new Leafs coach Ron Wilson.

Mirtle is tracking the UFAs and has a compiled the list of how many each team has. I am grateful to say that I am not a Penguins fan.

The Cumberland County Sentinel has an article that explains the possible reasons for the spike in viewership.

The biggest story from this week is the decision by the CBC to drop the Hockey Night in Canada theme. Here are a couple opinions from Sabres Edge, Hockey Nation, Dennis Kane's Excellent Montreal Canadiens Blog, and Five for Smiting.

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