Shrapnel - 8/6/11

It's Saturday, and I have no idea what to say here. I think I want waffles. You want waffles? Waffles are awesome.

If you're more of the donut persuasion, you'll be glad to hear that Tim Hortons' will be opening a new "Bakery & Cafe" (with an expanded menu) in the old Cotter's space at Nationwide.

Puck Daddy thinks there's a risk that Drew Doughty could hold out of training camp if he doesn't have a new contract.

CBJ Blog takes a look at shootouts, and why he hates them. He's absolutely right - it's a coin flip, and not a fun one.

Icethetics has some more details on Ottawa's 20th anniversary plans.

The Sean Avery circus continues, and the guys at Blueshirt Banter are starting to wonder what happens next between Avery and the Rangers.

Over at the View from 210, Mark has some thoughts on the biggest moves of the offseason for the Jackets.

Nashville is a subject of quite a bit of discussion, with PHT forseeing a nightmare for them next summer, Crimespree Hockey expecting Shea Weber to be out the door (and offering some possible destinations), and Puck Daddy arguing the only person Weber's award affects is Weber himself.

NHL.com has a nice story on the Team Canada WJC camp.

Finally, we'll finish up with takes on two franchises with futures in question, as PHT talks to Adrian Aucoin about hockey in the desert, and Vintage Leaf Memories wonders what will happen with John Tavares and the Islanders in the next few years.

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