Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars being released today. Amazing that the power and influence of the best movie franchise in cinematic history are just as strong today as it was four decades ago. I still remember my first time seeing it as a very little kid with my parents at the dearly departed Starlight Drive-In in North Reading. *Good guy and recently fired Colorado Avalanche assistant coach Tim Army talks about a rough past season with the Avs, and some of the difficulties they faced in a truly terrible season. The former Providence College head coach and good hockey man shouldn’t have much trouble
In the NHL, players simply don’t make as much as they do in other major sports. The Anaheim Ducks drafted right winger Corey Perry so long ago that his first season in the NHL was actually for the “Mighty Ducks.” He was 20 at the time. Now he’s a seasoned 31-year-old veteran who was a Stanley Cup winner back in 2008–09.