Montreal Canadiens Links
- Mike Weaver spoke to Top Shelf Hockey about his recent experience playing in Montreal, and how he was offered a contract 20 minutes before free agency opened.
- Dale Weise is looking forward to the season. Despite postponing his training regime this summer in order to recover from a postseason concussion, Weise is ready to go and eager to play.
- Is Josh Ho-Sang like a young P.K. Subban? Interesting comparison between two young, black hockey players. Subban did play limited minutes in the 2008 World Juniors, but Ho-Sang did not receive an invitation for Hockey Canada's training camp. Looking back at the drama surrounding a simple goal celebration by Subban, I wonder if Ho-Sang's career will be similarly marked by negative media attention.
- Brendan Gallagher and food. What's he eating this offseason? Can he cook? Can he cook...under pressure? If he can't stand the heat, should he get off the ice? When the stakes are raised, can this rare talent of medium size consider crashing into tenders a job well-done? (alright, alright, I'll stop)
Around the NHL
- Goalies are getting better and better - Jonathan Quick, the VH position, and why the average save percentage has been slowly rising.
- Speaking of goalies, check out the time the Washington Capitals played musical chairs with its starters. Remember how good the Habs were during the 70's? That's exactly how bad the Caps were. Wow.
- From Arik Parnass: Shawn Thornton and controlled situation Corsi. "Acquiring character players can give a team a psychological edge, but assigning causality based on that with the type of primitive analytics we have at our disposal means risking massive mistakes."
- Jamaica dreams of creating its own men's ice hockey team for the coming Winter Olympics, and they're starting with a talent identification camp near Toronto. The real prize isn't going to be winning the gold medal, but getting journalists to quit mentioning up the bobsled team at every opportunity.
- Two players from the University of Ottawa have been charged with sexual assault. The team has been suspended for the upcoming season, as school officials combat campus rape culture.