The Stanley Cup has been awarded, the Bolts have named their GM and head coach... Now comes the hard part: the next 3 months of no hockey.
Breaking story of the day: Ryan Martin is not leaving the Red Wings to serve as Steve Yzerman's capologist in TB. [Detroit Free Press]
Is Jeff Vinik taking cues on business practices from Steve Jobs? [Loving the Lightning]
Kurtis Foster was one of the best dollar values (when tied to point-production) in the NHL last season [Pro Hockey Talk]
Is Dave Andreychuk Hockey Hall of Fame worthy? [Greatest Hockey Legends]
Whatever happened to Joe Bolts Fan?
Odds on the NHL Hall of Fame class inductions. [Puck Daddy]
Signs that you are ready for the NHL Season to start [Stay Classy]
Post season awards: The Norstrom Awards for best stay-at-home defenseman, as picked by Bloggers [View From My Seats]
...and the Norris Trophy winner (as picked by Bloggers) [View from My Seats]
Hershey Bears are AHL champions... and their facial hair is nice too. [Washington Post]