Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while it’s the start of a new week.
* FOH (Friend of Haggs) Josh Cooper has a piece on new Buffalo Sabres head coach Phil Housley as he gets ready for his first season behind the bench.
* Joffrey Lupul has apparently called out the Toronto Maple Leafs, in since-deleted Instagram posts, for some shady dealings with injured players. This is certainly not unique to Toronto, but it’s not often you see a player actually come out and say it.
* It was time for the Boston Bruins to get previewed by Sportsnet as part of their league-wide season preview, and they sound an optimistic tone about the Bruins returning to the playoffs provided they can fix their backup goaltending situation. I’d say that’s pretty fair, though I’d also say the Bruins need a couple of their young forwards to really step up as well.
* The letters to everybody in NHL training camp is a pretty amusing example of the different avenues that the NHL Athletic can go with their content.
* Interesting story out of Florida that Panthers GM Dale Tallon tried to trade back for Erik Gudbranson with Vancouver, but was nixed when Jason Demers used his no-trade clause to veto the deal
* The days of bulk and oversized NHL players is ending, and the need for speed is taking over the entire league. I can say with certainty that has been a point of discussion with some Bruins players early in this year’s training camp as well.
* For something completely different: I can honestly say I’ve never really thought very deeply about the sound of a woman’s voice announcing sports when I’ve heard it during a broadcast. I guess I can be glad about that after reading this New York Times piece.