- We've known for a while that Notre Dame defenseman Robbie Russo wouldn't be retained by the Islanders and yesterday, the 2011 third round pick signed a two-year deal with Detroit. [LHH]
- The Hockey Writers like Leddy.
Riveters news at LHH
- Man, busy weekend for the Riveters. They signed Princeton defender Gabie Figueroa on Saturday and then nabbed prolific Wisconsin forward Brooke Ammerman on Sunday.
- Meanwhile, goalie Nana Fujimoto is looking for gear designs for the upcoming season. Fire up the Microsoft Paint, people.
- Jen LC examines the 1-3-1 forecheck, including how it works and why teams use it.
- NHL director of officiating Steve Walkom is looking for a few good refs and has started taking advantage of this whole crazy "internet" thing all the kids are talking about these days. [Boston Globe]
- Pavel Bure is building a hockey league for retired star players that could be either the awesomest thing anyone's ever seen or a depressing reminder of the inevitable march of time, the fleetingness of youth and the fragility of our all-too-human heroes. Set a course for fun! [Puck Daddy]