Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while not loving Game of Thrones doling out cameos to the likes of Ed Sheeran.
*So what can the Montreal Canadiens reasonably expect from Jonathan Drouin as he joins them for next season?
*PHT writer Joey Alfieri veteran NHL defenseman Brian Campbell retiring and getting set to join the Chicago Blackhawks organization in his post-playing career.
*Ben Bishop is the biggest name to change in the goaltending situation for the Dallas Stars, but it feels like there’s been an organizational shift in Dallas to start improving things in that department. That’s definitely a good thing.
*Interesting stuff and insight with FOH (Friend of Haggs) Josh Cooper, who has lived an interesting sports journalism life covering the Predators beat and writing for Puck Daddy over the last five years.
*Has the offseason for the Los Angeles Kings been brilliant or an unmitigated disaster? It feels like a couple of pretty wide extremes to me, but that’s what the Hockey News is asking.
*Love the Georges Laraque insight on Edmonton’s newfound toughness, and how it relates to the success that the Oilers had last season. This all ties back to Milan Lucic, Patrick Maroon, Darnell Nurse and Zack Kassian
*For something completely different: Boy, wouldn’t it be a crying shame if we see Gillette Stadium just filled with thousands of clown T-shirts on opening night of the NFL season?