PITTSBURGH - JULY 27: Mike Emrick addresses the media at the 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic press conference on July 27 2010 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
- Chris Chelios, Keith Tkachuk, Gary Suter, team owner Ed Snider and broadcaster Mike Emrick were all named as inductees into the 2011 US Hockey Hall of Fame.
The Brooklyn...Islanders? Nah, that doesn't work, but New York's owner Charles Wang may look to jump on board with the NBA's Nets when the Barclays Center opens in 2012.
- Canucks center Ryan Kesler had surgery to repair a torn hip labrum. Ouch. Normal recovery time is two to three months.
- Great blog over at Yahoo! from Justin Bourne. He writes about the offseason workout schedules that players have to push themselves in but more interestingly he writes about the summer he fell out of love with hockey.