Dobber: Fantasy Guide updated with all of the blue highlights removed from the previous updates. Includes the O’Sullivan signing is in the Guide (try and find that anywhere else!), the Cormier news (broken foot) and Enver Lisin is trying out for…Atlanta. It’s all there!
Goldie: I posted a Top-10 Training Camp Battles piece on goalies fighting for jobs at different levels. Guess which one snagged the #1 spot? Should be a no-brainer. I’ll be at Avs training camp over the weekend and report on Monday.
Gary Roberts, who trained all summer with Cody Hodgson, has nothing but good words for him.
Dobber, get ready to root for the Hurricanes! Carolina has inked Patrick O’Sullivan to a contract. He was a member of the team for about five minutes during the 2008 trade deadline, but was quickly flipped to Edmonton for Erik Cole.
The Ducks officially inked defenseman Paul Mara to a contract, but they also lost defenseman Toni Lydman on the same day.
Lydman has been suffering from double-vision, and doctors can't figure out why. Without him Anaheim's defence goes from awful to atrocious. Visnovsky better get ready to average 35+ minutes a night!
Rotoworld speculates that the Ducks could be interested in Bieksa or Souray. I don't see the Canucks moving Bieksa until Salo returns (no pressing cap issue any more with Salo on the LTIR).
Souray on the other hand… I think Edmonton wants to get rid of him, no? (Sarcasm, in case you couldn't tell).
John Tortorella plans to play Frolov and Gaborik together. I think they will work well together – Frolov is a solid defensive player (when he tries), he is hard to move off of the puck, and he sees the ice well. A one-year deal will give him plenty of motivation to produce as well.
Solid interview from Canucks GM Mike Gillis from yesterday – listen to this one if you have five or 10 minutes to spare.