Jason Demers and Kris Versteeg gave an extra special wedding present at Devin Setoguchi's ceremony, donning leotards and masks while dancing to Sia's Chandelier. The result was as amazing as it sounds.
And now the news.
It should come as no surprise that the league is "following developments" in the Patrick Kane case. (Chicago Sun-Times)
Madhouse Enforcer nominates Niklas Hjalmarsson, Marian Hossa and Brent Seabrook to inherit Patrick Sharp's "A". Those all sound like great options, really. (NBC Chicago)
It was Blackhawks' Assistant Coach Kevin Dineen's day with Lord Stanley's Mug, providing a nice moment with fellow Cup winner and dad, Bill Dineen:
In a decision worthy of our very own Top 25 Under 25 and a testament to the "depth" of the Avs system, Mikko Rantanen has rocketed to the very top end of Colorado prospects. (NHL)
A mostly financial breakdown of your 2015-16 Dallas Stars. It's premature, but that John Klingberg deal is a beauty in my opinion. (Dallas Morning News)
It's going to be weird watching a Minnesota team with (one assumes) solid goaltending right from the get-go, and that's just one of the things Wild fans have to look forward to next season. (The Hockey Writers)
Bad news for the St. Louis Blues, as Jori Lehtera is set to miss training camp after having surgery on his right ankle on August 4th. He should still be okay to start the regular season, but if he gets off to a slow start we now have a possible reason as to why. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
In case you missed it, Episode 4 of the AIH Superfans podcast is now up and ready for your listening pleasure!
And A Few Scattered Others
Mitch Marner and Dylan Strome could make for an electric duo at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, provided the latter isn't consigned to Arizona Coyotes basement dwelling. (TSN)
Speaking of Arizona, Chris Peters points out one of the most important arguments for keeping the Coyotes in the desert: hockey in the state has never been stronger, and it's growing. "According to USA Hockey, Arizona was the fastest growing state in terms of playing membership last season." (CBS Sports)
The Detroit Red Wings played with a lack of confidence against under Mike Babcock, confirmed. (NHL)
Pretty big news, as the NHLPA has filed a grievance over the termination of Mike Richards' contract. As Josh Cooper says, "So begins the legal wrangling". (Yahoo! Sports)
And finally, the New York Rangers have brought aboard a winner, signing Jarret Stoll to a one-year contract worth $800,000. I'm not sure if "Last September, the Rangers signed another player with cocaine in his history, forward Ryan Malone" was intended to be humourous, but it sure made me laugh out loud. (NY Post)
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