- Tim Kavanagh, Fantasy and Insider
We're trying something a little different on the NHL Rumor Central blog as the month of August dawns. Part of that change is a new "Morning Links" update, which will bring you a roundup of the latest buzz on all the usual fronts -- a quick-hit section to get your morning rolling with the latest news and analysis from all over the league. More to come, but without any further preamble, here are the links for Aug. 1:
Gary Bettman wants to bring an NHL team to Seattle, possibly as soon as 2014-15. An expansion NHL team.
After inking Joe Pavelski to a five-year extension, Sharks GM Doug Wilson has had talks with Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau and Dan Boyle about possible extensions for them, as well. Each veteran is entering the final season of his current contract.
One area the Blackhawks will continue to try and improve this offseason -- possibly with a player addition -- is the power play.
Hoping to get Semyon Varlamov back on track, Avs coach Patrick Roy brought in his old goalie coach Francois Allaire. Meanwhile, here's a look at what the Avs could do with Paul Stastny, whose contract is up after this season.
What will Dallas do with the No. 13 overall pick? Here's the latest on Radek Faksa.