Happy Friday....unless you're Sean Avery, who is currently in a fair bit of trouble.
Sean, dude, what are you thinking? You were doing so well at cleaning up your act.
While we're talking about gear, it seems like we may have a leak of the new Islanders 3rd Jersey....and the best part is, they can take off the "ISLANDERS" lettering and replace it with "BROOKLYN" really easily.
The guys at Crimespree Hockey want to know who you love to hate. I suppose Nashville is up there, and Detroit...but the team I actually hate the most? St. Louis. I think I enjoy wins over them just an extra little bit.
Over at Driving Play, they're making a case that Anton Stralman actually makes his team better when he's on the ice. Which I think says they never actually watched Anton Stralman.
An amazing look into Ray Emery's 1 in 1,000,000 recovery and his journey back into hockey. (By the way? The fact that Emery wasn't given the Masterton trophy last month is infuriating.)
Former Jacket Michael Peca has been working on "life after hockey", including appearances as an analyst for TSN - but it seems he's found a new path, taking the role of GM for the Buffalo Junior Sabres.
The guys at Arctic Ice Hockey are playing a bit of "Choose Your Own Adventure" as they try to figure out left wing combos from their new roster.
Kimmo Timonen hopes to retire in Philly.
Some good news for Matthew Lombardi, who is making progress following his concussion last season. He may not be able to start the season, but it sounds like he will have a chance to continue with his career.
Last but certainly not least, we've got news that all three fan clubs / supporters groups for the Blue Jackets will be attending Cannonfest! Can one building hold all this awesome? I guess we'll see...