It's Canada Day, Free Agent Day, PCS's Birth Day — so many reasons to celebrate. Let's get to it.
- Jeff Gordon looks at the Eric Brewer for Sheldon Souray rumor. [STLtoday]
- Fans in Edmonton may be open to getting Brewer back. [Cult of Hockey[
- A lot of teams will be foregoing free agency in favor of the draft. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
- JR looks into the Blues possible pursuit of Ilya Kovalchuk. [Morning Skate]
- The Hockey Writers look back at the Blues recent draft. [The Hockey Writers]
- The Blues are listed as a team that could land Kovalchuk. [Pro Hockey Talk]
- I don't speak Slovak, but google translator says the Jaroslav Halak's idol growing up was Curtis Joseph. Mr. Halak, you have my full support. (Side note: Jaro is a 3.5 months older than me. Crazy.) [Pravda.sk]
- Rod Brind`Amour is calling in quits. He's one of many, many, many former Blues to go elsewhere to win a Stanley Cup. [Canes Country]
- While free agency gets all the attention, the waiver wire may have some key pieces. [From the Rink]
- The Hawks are almost free of Cap Hell. [Jewels From The Crown]
- Michael Leighton will stay in Philly. He has a new two-year deal. [TSN]
- Kris Versteeg is going to Toronto in a five-player deal. [TSN]
- Ethan Moreau is now a member of the Blue Jackets. [TSN]
- Guillaume Latendresse has a new two-year deal. I gotta say, him getting $2.5 million a year makes me feel good about getting David Perron and others signed for cheaper. [TSN]
- Former Blue Mike Van Ryn is going to be out all next season. [TSN]
- Coyotes president Doug Moss is out. Mike Nealy is in. [ESPN]
- The Red Wings are in talks with the city to stay in the Joe Louis Arena. [ESPN]
- A collection of short letters. Pretty solid. [Dear blank, please blank.]
- Illegal aliens are damn crafty. [Uncoached]
I first saw this song/video during the Olympics. Obviously I couldn't link to it then, but it's stuck with me. For Canada Day, let's celebrate our neighbours to the North.
Old Spice has the best commercials.
Action-packed day today. We have an interview with the Blues arena host Angellla (seriously) at 8 a.m.and then a free agency primer/GDT at 11 a.m. Buckle up kids, it's going to be fun.