Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while insisting that the Night King is going to pay for a new wall.
*Will Butcher announced that he’s going to sign with the New Jersey Devils, which makes total sense given the wide open path he’ll have to an immediate NHL job. That was not going to be the case in Boston, and was a big reason why the Bruins were never going to be a factor in this particular NCAA sweepstakes. Instead it feels like a done deal that the B’s are going to give Kevan Miller a long look on the left side opposite of Charlie McAvoy, and we’ll see how that plays out in training camp.
*Puck Daddy continues their summer “What if…” series wondering what would have happened had the San Jose Sharks moved on from Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau three years ago.
*After an interesting, often spectacular and too abbreviated career with the Broad Street Bullies, Eric Lindros will have his No. 88 retired by the Philadelphia Flyers this season.
*PHT writer Adam Gretz has Arizona Coyotes forward Anthony Duclair under pressure this season after a disappointing year that ended with trade rumors.
*It sounds like a Toronto Maple Leafs scout had quite the day for himself while reportedly taking a stolen golf cart on a drunken joy ride.
*For something completely different: The newest version of Stephen King’s “IT” is due to hit theatres this week is getting a lot of early reactions as an extremely scary venture to the cinema. Damn, do I hate clowns.