Good afternoon and welcome to the first edition of the daily links for the upcoming 2011-12 season. Here’s a look at the latest Bruins and league news throughout the Internets…
News from The Hub…
Tonight, the Black and Gold will address their fans with the annual State of the Bruins edition at the TD Garden. Days of Y’Orr — and their usually outrageous commentary — provides a preview on what to expect from tonight’s event.
As the Bruins’ rookies prepare for the Islanders in their rookie game, New England Hockey Journal’s own Jesse Connolly has a feature on former BU defenseman David Warsofsky (all 5-foot-8 of him), who came over from St. Louis in exchange for Vladimir Sobotka on Draft Day last year.
Ryan Durling from Stanley Cup of Chowder wraps up the Bruins’ short summer.
Remember how dreadful the Bruins power play in the postseason? Well perhaps it shouldn’t be something to worry about heading into 2011-12 (thanks in part, perhaps, with the addition of Joe Corvo). Mick Colageo from The New Bedford Standard Times discusses why the power play isn’t the problem in his Rink Rap blog.
News around the league
A year after the Ilya Kovalchuk saga, the New Jersey Devils have another problem on their hands apparently. Josh Koman of the New York Post reports that the Devils are on the verge of bankrupcy
Remember when #DanEllisProblems was a popular trend on twitter around this time last year? Well one year and about 800 tweets later @FakeDanEllis is calling it quits. The Battle of California has further details
Former Bruin defenseman Dennis Wideman — you know that defenseman who was traded to Florida for Nathan Horton and Gregory Campbell? — is eager to come back to the Capitals and prove why he belongs in D.C. after being sent there during last year’s trade deadline and after suffering from hematoma near the end of last year (via Pro Hockey Talk)
Earlier this morning, the New York Rangers announced that Ryan Callahan will serve as their team’s captain. Puck Daddy himself, Greg Wyshynski, praises the Blueshirts’ decisionto give Callahan the ‘C’.