Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, with the NHL in full bloom.
*There is most definitely a youth movement across the NHL over the past few seasons, but that hasn’t really extended to goaltending. Interesting piece from Kevin Woodley.
*The Carolina Hurricanes make a bit of an unconventional decision and decide to split the captain duties between Jordan Staal and Justin Faulk.
*At opposite ends of the spectrum in their NHL careers, Connor McDavid and Patrick Marleau demonstrate the fine art of anticipation on opening night.
*The Columbus Blue Jackets got a taste last season under John Tortorella while getting back into the playoffs and now they want the whole damn thing.
*Solid piece from FOH (Friend of Haggs) Marc Divver about the good times that continue to roll for the Providence Friars.
*Kevin Shattenkirk is living out his dream playing the defenseman position for the New York Rangers, and his family is along for the ride.
*It sure sounds like Jiri Hudler needs to be put in timeout after reportedly causing a pretty nasty ruckus on a Delta flight.
*Nico Hischier is past the hype of being selected first overall in the draft, and now he’s looking forward to getting his NHL career going.
*For something completely different: Some cryptically teased spoilers for the Season 6 twists and turns on “Arrow”.