NWHL partners with You Can Play; McCrimmon on Vegas job (Puck Headlines)


• Dad of the year, Patrick Marleau. He knows the importance of catching Pikachu. [@c_marleau]

• New Las Vegas assistant general manager talks about his decision to Kelly McCrimmon to join the new franchise after opting not to take a position with the Toronto Maple Leafs the previous summer. [Winnipeg Sun]

• Women’s hockey legend and Hockey Hall of Famer Angela Ruggiero has been appointed by the IOC to the position of Athletes’ Commission Chair. [Excelle Sports]

• The NWHL and You Can Play (YCP) announced a partnership to begin with the 2016-17 season. [NWHL]

• More about the shakeup of the Edmonton Oilers hockey operations department: “Chiarelli taking over with Gretzky hiring; remnants of MacTavish/Eakins era being swept away.” [Edmonton Journal]

• The Winnipeg Jets and Jacob Trouba can’t agree on money, term … and usage? [THN]

• Keith McCambridge joins the New York Rangers AHL affiliate Hartford Wolf Pack as an assistant coach. McCambridge previously served as the head coach of the Winnipeg Jets AHL affiliate. [Wolf Pack]

• Jerseys for the Heritage Classic between the Edmonton Oilers and the Winnipeg Jets are expected to be released on Friday. [Oil on Whyte]

• Interview with the always candid Paul Bissonnette (a.k.a. BizNasty) on many topics including his opinion the NHL should keep ‘organic’ fighting. [Today’s Slapshot]

• General Fananger has taken over where CapGeek left off becoming an invaluable resource for salary cap and contract information. They are capitalizing on the NHL’s reluctance to report the figures themselves. [CP]

• Team Canada coach Mike Babcock and GM Doug Armstrong are expecting their team to come into World Cup camp prepared and ready for a quick, successful start. [NHL]

• Check out the best and worst seats at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. [The Sin Bin]

• Mats Zuccarello is sad he lost his bestie Derick Brassard in a trade that sent him to the Ottawa Senators. [Blueshirt Banter]

• Comprehensive review of the prospects in the New Jersey Devils system. [Devils In The Details]

• Ranking all 31 (yes, there are 31 now) general managers from worst to first. [The Score]

• Fancy stats: Using data to inform tactical neutral zone decisions. [Hockey-Graphs]

• Hockey’s unusual history at the Summer Olympic Games. [Sportsnet]

• On this date in 1966, Philadelphia’s hockey team adopted their team name of the Flyers. Here is the history of how the decision was reached. [Flyers]

• Bid on the jersey worn by Alex Ovechkin the first period of his first NHL game. [Washington Post]

• Claude Giroux’s adorable puppy matches his ginger beard and ginger curls. [Broad Street Hockey]

• Fantasy hockey: Top 300 skaters for keeper leagues. [Dobber]

• Finally, when ESPN had the NHL broadcasting rights they made amazing commercials like this. Those were the good old days. [@ScottyWazz]