RIP Bob Fillion; DeKeyser loses mullet, gains Green; elite Nugent-Hopkins (Puck Headlines)


• Happy 40th birthday, Marty Turco. The apple doesn’t roll to far from the tree, eh? [@mturco35]

• Two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Montreal Canadiens, Bob Fillion, has passed away at age 94. [AP Sports]

• Case update: “Washington state legislators passed a law in May that gives Western Hockey League teams the legal right to avoid paying players minimum wage against the legal advice of the state’s assistant attorney general, according to government case files.” [TSN]

• Big changes for Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser: loses mullet, gains new d-partner in Mike Green. (Still not used to that last part.) [Detroit Free Press]

• Leave your chain wallets at home, Pittsburgh Penguins fans caught in the 90’s. Consol Energy Center is installing metal detectors prior to the start of pre-season. [Post-Gazette]

• Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is on the verge of becoming an elite center. [Sportsnet]

• Are the Canadiens the right team for Alex Semin? [Hockey VIPs]

• Rationale as to why Tanner Glass does not belong in the NHL. [Along The Boards]

• Expectations of The Lou (Lamoriello) with the Toronto Maple Leafs. [The Sports Post]

• Martin Brodeur did not see Lamoriello’s move to the Leafs coming. [NHL]

• Leon Draisaitl should look to the career of Keith Primeau when it comes to his development. [Oilers Nation]

• The NWHL is attracting more and more international talent because of their ability to secure work visas for players. [Today’s Slapshot]

• Looking back at last season and forward to the next for what is expected from Jarome Iginla. [Mile High Hockey]

• NHL players aren’t perfect. [Spector’s Hockey]

• One-on-one with Los Angeles Kings prospect, AHL MVP, Brian O’Neill. [Frozen Royalty]

• Edmonton Oilers prospect, Ethan Bear, is the rare two-sport athlete. His sports? Hockey (obviously) and softball. [CBC News]

• Top 215 prospects for fantasy keeper leagues. You’ll be shocked at who are one and two. [Dobber Hockey]

• Finally, a cryptic email to season ticket holders and tweet from Calgary Flames account could lead to an arena announcement in the near future.