It’s been awhile since the last edition of the Daily Links, but, nonetheless, they are back. Here’s a look at the best linkage from the World Wide Web for Monday, August 13th.
With talks of a lockout continuing to increase, the discussion of the NHL canceling the 2013 Winter Classic — between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs — at Michigan Stadium is something that would also be closer to reality. However, the league can wait until the last minute on New Years Day and save $100,000 in doing so according to Jeff Z. Klein of The New York Times.
Speaking of a lockout, our good friends from Days of Y’Orr have their guide to surviving (yet) another lockout.
Harrison Mooney of Puck Daddy gives us his reasoning on why offer sheets are so rare. (Site note: Our own Anthony Travalgia is working on a post on why teams should send out more offer sheets).
Although the Scotiabank Saddledome is the sixth oldest venue in the league, the Flames are keen on staying at their home venue after their lease runs out in 2014, while exploring areas for a new arena in Calgary (Tamara Gignac/Calgary Herald).
The Philadelphia Flyers are the subject of today’s version of 30 teams in 30 days over at NHL.com
Joe Yerdon profiles the Columbus Blue Jackets’ offseason on Pro Hockey Talk.
Former Chicago Blackhawk and Montreal Canadien goaltender Cristobal Huet signed a 4-year deal with Swiss club Laussane this weekend forgoing any return to the NHL for the time being. (The Globe and Mail)
After nearly a half century working for The Boston Globe, Bob Ryan is stepping aside from his full-time gig. BostonGlobe.com has a tribute page dedicated to the legendary sports columnist.