Things livened up in the hockey world yesterday. The day started with news of Ed Snider shelling out serious money for another long term deal in Philly. This time it was for Scott Hartnell. Later in the day came news of Caps goalie Michal Neuvirth's candid interview in a Czech publication. The netminder pulled no punches on current and former members of the Caps organization. Speaking of talking, the Wings and Kings did so yesterday, engaging in a playful chit chat. In other news, The Final Howl is back today with DGB dishing on the NHL labor negotiations.
Enjoy the links after the jump...
Countdown to Coyotes Preseason: 35 Days - Five For Howling
Yesterday's Countdown post was about former Coyote Krys Kolanos.
A Look Back: Phoenix Coyotes: The Final Win of The 2011-2012 Season - Rant Sports
The day the Yotes refused to be swept.
Downtime with BizNasty: July 4th at Newport Beach - Backhand Shelf
Check out what the Coyotes forward was up to on Independance Day.
News From Around the Hockey World
Scott Hartnell signs six-year contract extension with Flyers - Broad Street Hockey
A cap hit of 5.5 million a year for 6 years seems a bit steep for the rugged winger.
Michal Neuvirth’s Heel Turn: Dishing on Alex Semin and Why He’s Glad Dale Hunter Left - Russian Machine Never Breaks
Neuvirth pulls no punches. Also, check out what he had to say about the man he's competing against for the starting job in D.C.
Shots Fired: Red Wings, Kings Exchange Jabs On Twitter - Motown Lowdown - SB Nation Detroit
We need more of this kind of trash talk.
8 Points To A Compromise: A New Model For The NHL's CBA - SBNation.com
Mike Chen plays dealmaker in his piece on the potential middle ground.
Why the Anaheim Ducks Need Luca Sbisa to Shine - The Hockey Writers
The Ducks need someone to step up on their blueline this coming season.
Minor League Hockey Idols: The San Francisco Bulls Get Ready for Life in the ECHL - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
Katie Baker takes a look at the West Coast's newest hockey club.
NHL players honour Rypien one year after former Canuck’s death - The Globe and Mail
Members of Rypien’s family received a memorial plaque and photo books honoring his NHL career
CBA Debate: Salary Arbitration - The Business of Hockey
The latest in the Jeff Angus/MIke Colligan series of debates on the NHL's current labor negotiation.
The Final Howl
What NHL negotiators can learn from the NBA and NFL lockouts - Down Goes Brown