NHL Morning Links - Aug. 12 

August, 12, 2013
The Islanders are going to have a new captain this season after the departure of veteran D-man Mark Streit, and there doesn't seem to be a lot of dissension when it comes to the player who is the favorite to earn that designation.

More buzz on how much of a workload veteran Wild G Niklas Backstrom will get this season.

The Red Wings may add Daniel Cleary back to their roster for 2013-14, but first, they've got to clear some salary cap space. He may not wait for them to do so.