| My Number One Prospect Rule. And when this rule is broken, it is my Number One Complaint against teams managing their prospects:
“You can never, never, ever, ever make a mistake by sending a player back to junior. You often make mistakes by keeping people here so young,” — Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney, via Azcentral.com
| Just Do It, NHL! — Hybrid Icing Testing in Preseason NHL games:
Starting Saturday, the NHL will implement hybrid icing during all preseason games on a trial basis. pic.twitter.com/FPk8HweumI
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) September 12, 2013
| Five years ago “Lord Bob” made a promise — and it’s far past time to pay up! I suspect Philippe Cornet would love to watch:
“…if Cornet shows up in the NHL I’ll print off this blog post and eat it,” said Benjamin Massey (aka Lord Bob) — via Copper & Blue.
| Interesting Boston Bruins post-season talk in their “Behind the B” series — although yes, the best was no doubt edited out:
“We’ll miss [Tyler Seguin’s] speed,” a Bruins officials said. “In the regular season we’ll miss his speed. But […] if we get guys that we think we can win with, then it is what it is. We’re winning here. We’re not babysitting.” — via DefendingBigD.com
| Eakins Get Fit Plan for the Edmonton Media:
In OKC, we’ve already been introduced to Dallas Eakins. He’s impressive — he’s a force — and he has a bit of temper when he’s tossed from a game! This week it was great fun to see Eakins live up to his early June promise to the Media in Edmonton — “Everybody enjoy those doughnuts because that’s the first change that’s going to go in here!” –Dallas Eakins.
New coach, new food? Dallas Eakins mandated fruit and veggies instead of donuts for the media.Going to be a long year pic.twitter.com/Nwsk1Z4OUd
— Gene Principe (@GenePrincipe) September 11, 2013
Nazem Kadri on Dallas Eakins making the Oilers' media meals healthier: "I'm surprised he didn't have a few bikes out there, too."
— Adam Proteau (@Proteautype) September 12, 2013
More on Eakins’ Health-Gate from Thomas Drance at TheScore.com
| Best Quote of the Week:
“We’re not looking for son-in-laws here. We’re looking for guys to win hockey games.” –@dallaseakins “
| And now for a sign of the coming autumn, and totally anti-Dallas Eakins — I give you Pumpkin Spice M&Ms (only at Target!):
“Beyond taste, the most noticeable difference is the size — these are larger than original M&M’s and have a shape similar to the peanut version, even though the filling is just solid chocolate. So if fatter M&M’s are your thing, these might be for you.” — via Huffingtonpost.com
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