Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while lamenting the loss of the perfect season for the Patriots.
*After both the GM and coach got contract extensions following a disappointing season, it’s time for the Winnipeg Jets management group to get going and produce.
*Shayne Gostisbehere is making arrangements for his family in Florida ahead of the Hurricane that’s about to smack the Sunshine State.
*Pierre McGuire jumped on with Montreal sports radio and opined that Alex Galchenyuk should be a center for the Canadiens this upcoming season.
*Bo Horvat has signed a six-year deal with the Vancouver Canucks for $5.5 million per season just ahead of training camp. Some may want to draw a parallel to David Pastrnak’s negotiations, but 20 goals and 50 points aren't even close to the same as 34 goals and 70 points. That’s why $6 million a season isn’t going to get it done for the B’s 21-year-old game-breaking right wing.
*PHT writer Cam Tucker has the details of defenseman Cody Franson signing a PTO with the Chicago Blackhawks and showing exactly how tough the landscape is for veteran NHL players looking for jobs around the league.
*Interesting times as more and more hockey writers are joining up with The Athletic, including Eric Duhatschek leaving the Globe and Mail for the online sports destination.
*Dylan Strome is facing a key training camp with the Arizona Coyotes as he attempts to finally justify his first round draft status in his third try with the Desert Dogs.
*Jack Eichel is sure he’s going to remain with the Buffalo Sabres in the long term, and that means an eight year deal for a massive amount of money. There’s no guarantee it’s going to happen in this preseason, but it’s going to get done at some point between the Sabres and their franchise player.
*For something completely different: It must be intimidating for Steven King fans to get the gig writing a screenplay for a classic like “It”, but it also sounds like he nailed it if Rotten Tomatoes reviews are to be believed.