Welcome to your NHL Roundup, where we provide you with your Morning Links from around the NHL. The action on the ice may be over but there is never an off-season off the ice.
Jaromir Jagr has found a new home in Jersey. The 41-year-old winger will not replace the offense lost by the retirement of Ilya Kovalchuk but he’ll certainly help:
The New Jersey Devils replaced their best player, with one of the NHL’s greatest of all time.
Less than two weeks after the stunning defection of Ilya Kovalchuk back to Russia, the Devils signed two-time Stanley Cup winner and former NHL MVP Jaromir Jagr to a one-year, $2 million contract on Tuesday.
There is naturally excitement surrounding the acquisitions of Mark Streit and Vincent Lecavalier in Philadelphia. At least for now, before they realize they’re backstopped by Ray Emery and Steve Mason:
After a miserable 2013 campaign, a complete overhaul was expected for the Flyers this off season.
Instead, two key contracts were cut and replaced by three new players, leaving much of the same team to prepare for the 2013-14 season.
General manager Paul Holmgren said a few times during last season that he didn’t plan on blowing up the team this off season. He kept his promise.
Not everyone is excited about the Blackhawks Cup win. Cup Baby ain’t care:
The baby goes in the Cup. That’s just how this works. It’s basically the law.
Granted, no babies were consulted on this law, and one gets the sense that some babies really, really wish they had been. Case in point, Kris Draper’s kid, who pooped in the Cup obviously out of protest, or the above baby that would rather be just about anywhere else.
And finally, SBNation with a look at how many miles each team will travel this year. Sorry, Phoenix and San Jose:
For the third time in the six years I’ve been calculating the total distance traveled by NHL teams during the upcoming season, the San Jose Sharks will log the most mileage in the league, with over 57,000 miles ahead of them on the 2013-14 NHL schedule.
Below you’ll find the total travel mileage and number of times each NHL team plays games on back-to-back nights for the upcoming season, along with the two previous full seasons (2011-12 and 2010-11) for a point of comparison. To go even farther back, check out this post from our archives, which contains data going back to the 2008-9. You should be able to click the column headings and this table will re-sort itself automagically:
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