Good evening, ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to today’s edition of Back of the Net where we take you through all the latest and greatest news and updates from in and around the Bolts Nation, and the world of hockey.
As we make our way through the week, there is one thing we know for sure. Each day down is another day closer to hockey season! Right now, we are just 31 days away from first puck drop of the season. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, we are just a Martin St. Louis (26) and a Mattias Ohlund (5) away from the official start of the 2013-14 hockey season!
With training camps getting ready to start throughout the league, there is an obvious flurry of activity in the NHL. So, as you can imagine, there is no time like the present to get down to business.
So sit back and relax as we take you through all the latest updates, news, and rumors from not just around the Bolts Nation, but the great, wide world of hockey.
Power Play Podcast: Back in Tampa (Tampa Bay Lightning)
Chicago signs Crawford to six-year, $36 million extension (Pro Hockey Talk)
Breaking Down Carolina Hurricanes’ Top NHL-Ready Forward Prospects (Bleacher Report)
Why Ference is a ‘competative SOB’ (Fox Sports)
U.S. faces logjam at goalie spot (ESPN)
Rask feeling right at home with Boston Bruins (NHL.com)
Kostopoulos returning to WBS (TheAHL.com)
Katey Stone: “My singular focus is on Team USA” (USA Hockey)