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The Bolts might be in on Jimmy Vesey, Roy resigns from the Avs, Las Vegas leaks potential team names, and more in this morning’s reads.

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The Bolts

  • Adrian Dater reported that the Lightning might be in on the Jimmy Vesey sweepstakes. [Twitter]
  • Anyone up for a throwback? Check out this piece on Alex Selivanov’s time in Tampa. [Roar of Thunder]

The Crunch

  • Lindsay Cramer looks at how James Wisniewski’s presence in camp might impact the defensive depth in Syracuse. [Syracuse.com]

The League

  • Avalanche coach Patrick Roy resigns citing not having enough input in the direction of the team [Mile High Hockey]
  • Avs fans don’t seem too upset by the announcement. [Mile High Hockey]
  • I wonder how Red Wings are reacting to the news...Oh. [Wingin’ It In Motown]
  • What about Habs fans....Oh....Well then. [Eyes on the Prize]
  • In other Jimmy Vesey news, the Rangers are also in the race to sign the young forward. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • In an article surprisingly not related to either Roy or Vesey, Copper & Blue looks at how Adam Larsson performed against different competition last year [Copper & Blue]
  • Hannah Stuart looks at the ways in which some players are structuring their contracts to protect themselves in the event of a lockout. [Today’s Slapshot]
  • Montreal plans to limit Carey Price’s starts next year to help keep him healthy. [InGoal Magazine]
  • The new Las Vegas franchise adds a capologist to the front office. [Sin Bin]
  • In More Vegas news, a list of potential team names leaked today. [Today’s Slapshot]
  • ICYMI: Some guy (maybe it was me) wrote a piece on dangerous passes using the passing project data. [NHL Numbers]

The Game