Obviously, this Sunday would be even more glorious if we could be talking about training camps and some hot-shot rookie making a name for himself.
For the meantime, however, we will have to content ourselves with the pleasant fall weather and the news roundup.
But, as far as news roundups go, its a good one this morning.
Habs and Hockey News
- Don't forget to read our Bryan Willey's great plea to the NHLPA. Elsewhere, USA Today has a great day-to-day breakdown of the lockout.
- Also, your humble correspondent was on Ottawa radio on Friday, if you want to have a listen.
- HabsWorld continues its prospect rankings, counting down from 30 to 26.
- Jim Devellano and the Detroit Red Wings have been fined by the NHL. I know many are not fond of the gag order imposed on NHL owners, but it must be said that Devellano was less-than-eloquent in this instance.
- Derek Boogard's family is reportedly suing the NHLPA for over $9 million dollars.
- Ken Campbell shares some various notes, including an interesting development with the new NHL-sized arena in Markham, in The Hockey News.
- Pierre LeBrun chats with Martin Brodeur, who has been part of four work stoppages in his illustrious career.
- Stu Hackel looks at how the OHL's new fighting bans will benefit the NHL.