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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Plekanec, Doan update, CBA stall, Alfredson back, Isles and more

Morning puck addicts!

It's another sparse NHL news day today. But given that we're into early August, I suppose that's not really surprising.

Nothing new on Subban's contract? Check.

Nothing new on the NHL CBA negotiations? Check.

I suppose one day soon something will happen on both or either front. But, until then, I guess we'll all just have to enjoy the nice weather!

Hockey News

-HabsAddict.com's Amos Legault takes a look at Alex Galchenyuk, and whether he will get a nine-game look at the NHL level.

-The good folks at Habsworld.net turn their fantasy focus to Habs center Tomas Plekanec.

-The Isles sign first-rounder, Griffin Reinhart.

-Alfie's back! The Sens captain has decided to participate in the upcoming season, his 17th. And good for him! He showed last year that he is still an eminently capable player on the ice, so why not sign on for at least one more season?

The Sens and the league will be better for having him in it.

-ESPN and Sportsnet both take looks at the current waiting game in the CBA negotiations.

Anyone else think a lockout, even a short one, is inevitable at this point?

-Lastly, Spector takes a look at what's new on the Shane Doan front. Is it me or does each summer seem to bring an unending waiting game for an ageing veteran?

I'm not sure what that says about the league, if anything. What about you?

(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America)

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