– Ovechkin, in order to avoid the embarrassment of being selected last in the draft, adopted the strategy of not being picked for the All-Star Game in the first place.
– Scott Gomez, feeling underpaid last season, has lowered his production to ensure he gets $1 million per point instead of per goal.
– In an attempt to lure football fans into hockey arenas the Flyers and Lightening tested out a new strategy that works for the NFL. Called the “Sleeper tactic” you stop play every 30 seconds, stand in a line and try to start before the whistle blows.
– After many of years employing a coaching-by-committee approach the Senators have decided to break with tradition and have retained a coach for consecutive months.
– While the men are once again being separated from the boys, the line is much more clear thanks to Movember.
– Fearing his job may be in jeopardy Bruce Boudreau is attempting something not seen during his tenure in Washington: Coaching
– In a desperate attempt to get scoring out of a talent starved lineup Crosby, Malkin and Staal are placed on the same line by coach Dan Bylsma against a powerhouse Ottawa team.
– Most teams relying on former Maple Leafs players are fighting for one thing Toronto never achieved, a first overall draft pick.
– Leading the league in goals scored for two months has exhausted all creative headlines involving with Phil Kessel’s name.
– In preparation for a seasonal Broadway show the castoffs from the Island of Misfit Toys have taken their magic to Dallas.