- For those with access to The Athletic, Dom Luszczyszyn dissected the Maple Leafs’ rest-related scheduling woes and how much rest actually matters to a team. [The Athletic $]
- And for those without access, Dom also shared the League rest differential via Twitter:
- If you liked the Beast of New Haven logo, you’ll be pleased to know they weren’t alone in the realm of questionable team branding. [SB Nation]
- Former first-round pick Simon Despres is off to the KHL after a career stunted by injury, but don’t count him out of returning to the NHL just yet. [NBC Sports]
- Speaking of the KHL, the Kunlun Red Star have a new (familiar) captain:
- And finally, congratulations are in order for former Canes Country writer and new North State Journal Sports Editor, Cory Lavalette:
I’m excited to announce I’ve been named sports editor of @nsjnews. Send me your ideas on what you want to see covered in N.C.— Cory Lavalette (@corylav) August 24, 2017
- But fear not, he’s still bringing the #Canes #content firsthand.