News from yesterday's 2016 Winter Classic press event, as the Bruins and Canadiens both unveiled their respective logos and announced an alumni game to take place on December 31st.
As per our Montreal friends at Eyes on the Prize, based on the logos the Habs appear set to use their 1922-24 jerseys, while their Boston opponents might be lining up shirts from 1924-26. More than a little history to pull from there, eh?
Team logos unveiled for the 2016 NHL Winter Classic between Montreal and Boston at Gillette Stadium pic.twitter.com/hIvM4gXgpI— MarcoCerenzia (@MarcoCerenzia) July 29, 2015
And now the news.
That time you run into Jonathan Toews while touristing the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu, Peru, and get an awesome photo to prove it. (Only Oswego)
It isn't necessarily true that good things come to those who wait, but patience and a chance to find his game in the ECHL helped Jack Campbell immensely. (NHL)
Nashville GM David Poile knows that he has two 35 year old centers he'll need to replace in a few years, and it made for part of the sales pitch to Cody Hodgson. (The Tennessean)
2014-15 was a frustrating year for former ironman Jay Bouwmeester, thanks to a groin injury suffered way back in November. It sounds as if that particular injury is healed, though Bouw acknowledges that "you're kind of on the back side of your career once you go past 30". (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Shameless plug: the AIH Superfans are recording Episode Three today. Be sure to tweet them your questions using the #AskTheSuperfans hashtag!
The Superfans are taping episode three tomorrow. I wonder if we'll be talking about a certain someone's Instagram post? #Naturally— AIH Superfans (@AIHSuperfans) July 30, 2015
And All The Rest
Hey, who wants to read about how some players are structuring their contracts with the next (possible) lockout in mind? That's right. The nearest ledge is down the hall and turn left. (TSN)
The Arizona Coyotes have hired new Goalie Whisperers in Jon Elkin and Corey Schwab. Between Mike Smith and Anders Lindback, Jon Elkin in particular has a fun task ahead. (FOX Sports Arizona)
After much offseason wrangling, Oliver Kylington will play in North America next season, whether at the NHL, AHL or major junior level. Brandon Wheat Kings GM and Head Coach Kelly McCrimmon is probably salivating at the possibility. (Matchsticks and Gasoline)
I wish I knew what exactly a "low-ball offer" looks like for Christian Ehrhoff, but apparently the Columbus Blue Jackets have given one. If they can fit him within their salary structure, it'll be a brilliant coup. (The Score)
I'm still mildly surprised he left in the first place, but Andrei Loktionov is reportedly looking to make his way back to the NHL. He'd be a pretty good depth addition for any team which takes the plunge. I hear Winnipeg needs a oh you folks get it already. (Hockey VIPs)
"We hope he will bring his skill and compete level to Montreal", said GM Marc Bergevin when asked about Alex Semin at yesterday's Winter Classic promotional event. Compete level, he said! There must be something lost in translation. (NHL)
New Jersey Devils drafting record takeaway: "The Devils may not be the league’s worst drafting team over the last twelve years, but they make a pretty convincing argument for a top-five spot." Good to know. Continue to have Mark Hunter handle the keys to the kingdom, please. (TSN)
I was expecting this. Makes sense given overlap of jobs between Hunter and Morrison. https://t.co/79wnqaXtSf— Stephen Burtch (@SteveBurtch) July 28, 2015
Possibly enigmatic Russian defenceman and Rangers prospect Sergey Zborovskiy reads like a delight. It'll be interesting to see what he brings to the Regina Pats in his sophomore year, after a season of adjustment both on and off the ice. (The Hockey Writers)
Mark your postseason predictions people: Logan Couture says the San Jose Sharks will make the playoffs. (Sportsnet)
Finally, between Nicklas Backstrom and now Brooks Orpik, the Washington Capitals are going to begin the 2015-16 season more than a little banged up. One hopes that injuries aren't what does in these contenders from the East. (Washington Post)
Thanks for reading! Be sure to say in the Comments section below what you think of the Winter Classic logos.