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
The Buffalo Sabres will enter their 2017-18 season with a new GM, a new head coach, and now according to one report, a new-look jersey. Chris Creamer from sportslogos.net is reporting that 12 teams (13, if you count Las Vegas) will be seeing an update to their jerseys this summer as the NHL moves from Reebok to Adidas. The teams we were told to expect some changes to are the Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, New Jersey Devils, and the Ottawa Senators. The report says that the changes will be “very minor,” and that no logos will be changed in the update,
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.