Top Line: P.K. Subban arbitration drama; farewell to 'our Marty'; more

Friday August 1st, 2014

An annotated guide to this morning's must-read hockey stories:

Have we seen the last of these notable NHL free agents?

• Die-hard Devils fan Anthony Romeo works through the grieving process of losing Martin Brodeur in this heartfelt piece.

Today's must see: Every NHL team's uniform history in GIFs that take you through all the changes. Fun stuff.

Is there a deal in place between the Canadiens and P.K. Subban? Chris Johnston reports that an eight-year agreement is on the table, which could lead to a settlement ahead of this morning's arbitration hearing.

Or maybe not.

All Subban wanted to talk about on Thursday was money, but it wasn't his pending arbitration hearing that had him fired up. The defenseman was making the latest stop on his tour promoting a program that helps make hockey affordable for kids in need.

Eric Lindros leads a trio of players who will be inducted this season into the Flyers' Hall of Fame. Great. Now can we get him into the real thing?

Shawn Thornton met the local media on Thursday and sounded pretty pumped to be a member of the Panthers.

Key additions up front and between the pipes have the Islanders well-stocked for a return to the playoffs in their final season at Nassau Coliseum.

Tyler Dellow argues that while Jake Gardiner might not make a good team better, he can be a top-four defender on an average team like the Maple Leafs and his new contract makes a lot of sense. Note: No charts or graphs were deployed to support this argument.

Sharks GM Doug Wilson thinks 2014 first rounder Nikolay Goldobin could crack San Jose's lineup this season. This makes the battle to replace Brent Burns up front a whole lot more interesting.

The IIHF offers up a guide to the World Junior summer camps that get underway this weekend.

Red Wings forward Tomas Jurco explains what really happened to the dinosaurs in this revealing Q&A.

And then there was that time when Johnny Ramone and Rob Zombie went to a Halloween party together and one of them was dressed as hillbilly Bigfoot.

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