Thursday, August 22, 2013
NHL Morning Links - Aug. 22
By Tim Kavanagh
There's been a lot of fine content here this week on ESPN Insider in the NHL. Our Summer Skate series continued Wednesday with Toronto (which followed Boston and Montreal), and Craig Custance identified his Top 10 defenseman groups in the league a day after posting his Top 10 forward groups. OK, with the Insider advertisement out of the way, let's hit the links.
Another take on the goaltending situation for the Lightning. Meanwhile, here's a look at what Valtteri Filppula brings to the table for the club this season.
Maple Leafs netminder James Reimer is ready to compete to hold on to his starting job.
Colorado also has a decision to make in goal, and a new goalie coach in the mix to help.
An update on the health of Hurricanes C Eric Staal.
What to expect from Vladimir Tarasenko in his second season of NHL duty. Meanwhile, here's another take on the Blues' goaltending decision.
Nashville bought out veteran D-man Hal Gill earlier this offseason, and he's still looking for work.
Wondering where Phil Kessel's contract extension is? So is this scribe, who believes the team should get something done before the 2013 calendar year is out.
In possession of one of the NHL's great names, veteran C Vernon Fiddler will most likely occupy a spot on the Stars' fourth line this season.
Many assume that Jason Spezza will be the Senators' new captain, but what about veteran D-man Chris Phillips?
The NHL's salary cap may balloon to $80 million in four years.
The Kings thought highly enough of Slava Voynov to give him a $25 million deal, which raises expectations for his first full regular season.