We're pretty much out of things to write about at this
point of August. We can only come up with so many lists of off Hockey-Reference.com. So we're going to dig in our chest of bookmarked goodies and come up
with a lazy late summer post.
Courtesy of Hulu.com (a site you can easily waste a few hours on), it's the complete broadcast of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final.
Go to the 59:10, 1:36:03, and 3:01:08 marks if you want to skip to the good parts. Well, they're good if you're a Penguins fan.
If you want to watch the full screen version, click here. The quality of the video is amazing.
And with that, we'll be on vacation for a few days. So if the Penguins lure Mats Sundin, Teemu Selanne and Roman Oksiuta out of retirement or whatever the heck they're doing with themselves this weekend, you won't read about it here. We'll see you Tuesday.
EMPTY NETTER ASSISTS
-The Confluence of the Three Rivers says Mario Lemieux's "ruse" was just business.
-Penguins goaltender Dany Sabourin is rated as one of the worst players in NHL 2K9.
-Former Penguins forward Larry DePalma (He played in seven games with the Penguins in 1993-94.) was sentenced to one year in prison over extortion charges.
-Forward Joey Haddad of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's Cape Breton Screaming Eagles was invited to the Penguins' training camp.
-The Wheeling Nailers signed a new agreement with a local radio station.
-New Canadiens and former Penguins enforcer Georges Laraque had a tough decision to make this offseason.
-The Red Wings re-signed forward Aaron Downey to a one-year deal.
-Detroit might have more talent on paper going into next season than it did last season.
-Blue Jackets prospect Stefan Legein retired from professional hockey.
-Oilers forward Ethan Moreau was involved in a hit and run accident.
-The Minnesota Wild, one of the league's most boring teams, is raising ticket prices for some games.
-Former Penguins defenseman Gord Dineen was named the head coach of the Ducks' AHL affiliate, the Iowa Chops.
-In case you were wondering when the Predators open camp (Sept. 19), Craig Custance of the Sporting News has the dates most teams report.
-James Mirtle examines the captain situations of a few teams.