August 1st, 2012 by

Daily links: August 1, 2012

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(Credit: Getty Images) Agitator Patrick Kaleta will look to get under the skin of Boston captain Zdeno Chara and the rest of the Bruins after signing a multi-year contract extension with the Buffalo Sabres.

Happy August, everyone! Here’s a look at the best hockey linkage from the World Wide Web.

While Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli stood pat this offseason, the other GM’s in the Northeast Division took a little more aggressive approach this offseason. CSN New England Joe Haggerty sizes up Boston’s divisional foes.

Speaking of the Bruins’ Northeast competitors, the Buffalo Sabres recently locked up agitator Patrick Kaleta to a multi-year deal (Buffalo News)

The fine folks over at Jasper’s Rink posts Part 2 of their interview with Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis. (Click here to view Part 1 of their interview with Leonsis)

Joining the ranks of Claude Julien, Philadelphia Flyers coach Peter Laviolette is the second bench boss in as many weeks to sign a multi-year contract extension (Travis Hughes/Broad Street Hockey)

To little surprise, the NHL still has a revenue sharing problem with the NHLPA (Greg Wyshynski/Puck Daddy)

Speaking of CBA talk, Detroit Red Wings forward Danny Cleary expects labor talks to heat up as we get closer and closer (we think) to the 2012-13 NHL season (Helene St. James/Detroit Free Press)

Anthony Metter of The Hockey Writers writes about the evolution of New York Islanders forward and former No. 1 overall pick, John Tavares (Overtime)

Hockey Wilderness continues their edition of the Hockey Movie Character tournament. This week’s matchup from the MVP bracket features Ross Rhea and Xavier LaFlamme from the hit puck film¬†Goon.

(Shameless plug alert, sort of) Chris Wassel, my fine co-host of The Program — the No. 1 fantasy hockey show on Blog Talk Radio — prepares to transition from the current podcast to The Hockey Writers Live by announcing the series finale for Sunday night, August 26th.

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And finally, EA Sports announces improvements to Be a Pro and EA Sports Hockey League modes for NHL 13.

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