With Mr. Moustakas in Quebec City this morning, I'm taking over the news posting duties.
The dog days of summer are certainly well upon us, but that doesn't mean there isn't a bevy of NHL news this morning! Well, a bevy is perhaps a bit of an exaggeration. Unless, of course, you are talking about the Shea Weber offer sheet and subsequent offer match by the Preds.
Lots, and lots, and lots of fallout from that one.
It's funny how many think the Flyers will now turn their attention to P.K. Subban, extending an offer sheet and stealing him from the Habs.
While anything is possible, I don't see if happening.
Why? Because the Habs could, and would, match any offer the Flyers would make. So unless Philly is willing to grossly overpay Subban there's really no point making an offer.
And they know it. Wouldn't you agree?
-HabsAddict.com's own Fred Poulin takes a look at the Habs signing of Alex Galchenyuk.
-Speaking of HabsAddict, we welcome Amos Legault to the team and he examines whether or not the Habs should breakup their top line.
-Our good friends at Habsworld.net have gone a little off the rails this morning. They feel the Habs should sign Dominik Hasek. I know, I know...but read the article first! They actually lay out some interesting logic!
-As I said, there is a lot of news/fallout on the Weber deal this morning starting with Flyers GM, Paul Holmgren, saying he's happy with his lineup.
For Nashville, they are a happy bunch with the signing of Weber while The Hockey News says that it was a shrewd move by the Preds GM.
-in other big signing news, Rick Nash says he's excited to be playing in New York this season. And why not? A perennial playoff team who should once again contend for the Stanley Cup?
-ESPN takes an interesting look at what they'd do if they were in Gary Bettman's shoes. It's an interesting piece which includes rule changes and scuttling a few franchises!
-Lastly, Spector brings you his daily rumour roundup.
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