Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while I’m certain Pablo Sandoval is a sad panda after getting DFA’d by the Red Sox.
*TSN’s Scott Cullen has his always thought-provoking “Statistically Speaking” column where he looks at the top possession players that changed teams already this summer. Colin Miller actually had some of the best numbers of anybody on the list, so it will be interesting to see how that pans out for him whether he’s in Las Vegas, or he ends up somewhere else when it’s all said and done leading up to training camp. I still have no problem with protecting Kevan Miller if that’s a player the Bruins expect to potentially play top-4 minutes on the left side with Charlie McAvoy this season, but it could really backfire if Colin Miller blossoms away from Boston.
*Good luck to FOH (Friend of Haggs) Sean Leahy as he leaves Yahoo’s Puck Daddy amid changes there, and looks for his next adventure.
*Jeremy Roenick showing off on the golf course, and this time he isn’t wrestling any alligators. Thank goodness for that.
*PHT writer and FOH (Friend of Haggs) Jason Brough has details on the Carolina Hurricanes franchise being close to sold, and that they will remain in the Raleigh/Durham area under the prospective new owners.
*Congrats to former Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference on his retirement from the NHL after 16 very solid seasons. Ference was one of the key players/personalities brought in to help turn things around in Boston, and that’s exactly what he did along with a slew of other special leaders when the B’s finally hoisted the Cup back in 2011. Ference was a conscientious, hard-working overachiever as a player and is that way in life too. He’ll be a success off the ice, and even better the world is a better place for having him focus on something other than hockey these days.
*Pavel Zacha talks 10 Questions with FOH (Friend of Haggs) Amanda Stein, who apparently has a new gig with the New Jersey Devils. Good for her!
*For something completely different: It’s time to start getting excited about Season 7 of "Game of Thrones" premiering this weekend on HBO. Winter is no longer coming…it’s here.http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/inside-game-thrones-season-7-premiere-as-hbo-brings-winter-downtown-la-1020544?utm_source=twitter