- Fascinating quotes from Darryl Sutter on the kind of assistant he'd like: a former head coach knowledgeable about the West who's smarter and younger than he is. [LA Kings Insider]
- Andy Strickland with another wave of Bernier trade rumors: he wants a trade before July 30th (!), Columbus wanted him at the deadline, and Lombardi prefers a specific roster player from the Leafs.
- Elliotte Friedman has tidbits on Bernier and Lombardi's desire to improve the team in his 30 Thoughts.
- Former Monarchs assistant coach Scott Pellerin will take over as head coach of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
- How's big guy D prospect Derek Forbort doing? Still maturing, says Hextall.
- Rudy Kelly imagines what Drew Doughty's softball tournament will be like. Someone tell Drew to re-name it! [Battle of Cali]
- Catching up with coaches' evaluations after Development Camp. Great stuff. [Mayor's Manor]
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More NHL news and discussion questions after the jump.
Around the NHL
Talks between the NHLPA and the league resume today, but it's hard to take the league's harsh CBA wish list seriously without revenue sharing [CBC Sports]
The Winnipeg goalie Ondrej Pavelec was convicted of a DUI. Jonathan Quick only handles mikes. [Sportsnet]
Doan and the Flyers? When is everyone going to figure out that no team is "uninteresting"?
How much can a playmaker boost his teammates' shooting percentage? [NHL Numbers]
Now for today's discussion questions!
1. Which young coaches did Sutter interview? Did he mean former NHL head coaches, or any level? Who do you want?
2. What player does Dean Lombardi like on the Leafs?
3. Does Bernier go before July 30th, or is he staying put? (What the heck, dude?)