Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while enjoying watching Justice League Action on Cartoon Network with my 4-year-old son. The episodes are short, but it’s funny, has great action and really covers so many different corners of the DC universe very effectively.
*PHT writer James O’Brien has Florida Panthers prospect Owen Tippett thinking he has the upside of Phil Kessel as he enters his first training camp experience at the NHL level.
*Tragic, moving piece from the Boston Globe’s Bob Hohler about the life and death of Cape Cod’s David Gove, and the unforgivable experience that ultimately drove him toward his premature death.
*Steve Simmons has his Sunday Hockey Notes that includes the NHLPA certainly happy about the healthy chunk of change they’ll be getting from the massive deal for the naming rights for the Leafs home rink.
*Apparently Auston Matthews used Pilates this summer as a way to unwind, and get ready for his encore sophomore effort with the Maple Leafs following his Calder Trophy winning rookie campaign.
*St. Louis Blues head coach Mike Yeo gets ready for the start of NHL training camp with an eye on what’s happening in Houston.
*Congrats to FOH (Friend of Haggs) Kevin Paul Dupont getting named one of the top-100 local hockey influencers by the New England Hockey Journal. Clearly I must have been ranked No. 101 on their extensive list.
*For something completely different: The rumors continue to mount that Ben Affleck won’t be in the new Batman film helmed by Matt Reeves. Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne is one of the few things they’ve actually done right. This is going to backfire spectacularly on DC as they really prove they don’t know how to build an extended universe.