Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while happy that hockey is back.
-- If you haven’t already checked this out, some really funny stuff with the NBC Sports Boston Camera Guys and one of their past interactions with former Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli. (I’ve seen Glenn Gleason on the ice, and he’s got that Johnny Boychuk-esque heavy shot.)
-- Puck Daddy previews the Atlantic Division for the upcoming season, and it sure looks like it’s going to be a parity-filled division.
-- Gary Bettman says the NHL is nowhere near ready to add Seattle as an expansion team as Vegas gets ready to join the league this week.
-- The Vancouver Canucks have sent top prospect Olli Juolevi back to Finland in order to find his game after an unimpressive training camp.
-- In a nice touch to his NHL career cut short by MS, Bryan Bickell is going to sign a one-day contract and officially retire as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks.
-- Erik Karlsson knows that his Ottawa Senators have a tough season ahead of them, particularly now that there are some expectations after what they did in the playoffs.
-- The NHL.com experts and pundits weigh in with their predictions for the 2017-18 season, and I don’t think any one of them predicted Stanley Cup glory for your Boston Bruins.
-- For something completely different: The Vegas story is obviously an awful, tragic and sad one, but it’s these kind of stories of strangers helping each other that always makes you realize the good people always outweigh the bad in this world.