Found June 05, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
It's June. In many instances, the vast majority of the NHL-following media have been "on the job" since the NHL dished off its initial CBA proposal to the NHLPA all of four days after Zach Parise and Ryan Suter made their "decision" last July. Most of them spent July and August chasing CBA rumors, September covering players converging for training camps that wouldn't take place until January, and they spent October, November and December chasing down executives preaching CBA madness, players skating in Europe and others trying to stay in shape "at home" while worrying about an entire season being canceled. They found out that they'd be working a 48-games-in-99-nights marathon at 6 AM on a Sunday morning, and now it's June, and those who are still standing are thinking, "Holy crap, we've got another three weeks to go?" Don Cherry is not exempt from the burnout and repeated topics of dicussion and/or points of emphasis th...

Eklund: Potential Game-Changer Goalies Available..Backstrom, Smith, BOB?

Make no mistake about it, Goalies are difference makers and several teams this year found themselves in the post season and deep in the playoffs because they either had the goalie or they did not. Enter Nik Backstrom, Minnesota Wild, who many would argue was the reason the Wild made the final dance. In a league where there are teams dying for help in goal, Backstrom tops an...
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