Good Morning, I hope you had an eventful weekend.
We start with a not so fresh link. Peter Chiarelli takes an interview with Bob Mckenzie to discuss many things including how he plans to build a team with Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid’s Cap hit. This is a 47 minute monster video, but well worth it. (TSN)
Kurt Leavins gives us nine things to watch for in camp. Mostly regarding the battles for roster spots that are up for grabs. (Edmonton Journal)
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has ended up as the last man from the first youth movement. This really should serve as evidence that “rebuild” is just a fancy word for being awful for a long time. Thank god we won a lottery. Anyway, this is about Nugent-Hopkins. (TwoForCrossChecking)
Lowetide gives a doozy of an article regarding McDavid’s wing. He posts a very intriguing list of who he would have there. As we’ve come to expect from him, there is plenty of statistical back up. (The Athletic)
If you watched the young-stars game on Saturday, you would have seen Stuart Skinner outshine everyone. It was fantastic. Here is the break-down. (Oil on Whyte)
Black Dog Pat has written one of the most interesting and entertaining pieces I have read this off-season. To even try and give you the TL;DR would not do it justice. (The Athletic)
The elephant in the room here is that you won’t be able to read those Athletic articles without a subscription. I’ve given a few warnings about this and it’s more true as the days go on: To get good coverage, you need to pay. When I saw the names the Athletic hired to start in Edmonton, it became very obvious that they content they put out will be better than everywhere else. Jonathan Willis, Lowetide, Sunilagni, Black Dog Pat and Minnia Feng. I’d like to say the rest of the blogs will be able to offer better and for free, but that would be a whopper. Anyway, get your membership so these links can stay effective. As an aside, look how many of these hires started off as SBN bloggers! (The Athletic)
That’s all. Enjoy.