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• Dude. Really? I get it's the Cup but did you have to rock the Ducks gear? Salt, meet wound.

• Cory Sarich was in a near-fatal bicycle accident after a truck turned in front of him without signaling, causing Sarich to skid under the truck, and be run over by the rear wheel. The Avs player is lucky to be alive, escaping with "five cracked vertebrae, burns on his shoulder and wrist from the truck’s muffler, a swollen left arm and leg, a large laceration on his head, and a serious case of road rash." [Calgary Herald]

• Fascinating look at the experiences of goalies in the CHL, and astronomically high expectations placed on them to succeed. This article was inspired by the recent retirement of 20-year-old goaltender for the London Knights, Jake Patterson. [Buzzing the Net]

• In Part Two of the conversation with Flyers GM Ron Hextall, Travis from BSH talks forwards and goaltending. (Pretty awesome to see another GM devote time to talk to a blogger.) [Broadstreet Hockey]

• Dustin Penner is still looking for a home this upcoming season. It definitely won't be in Philadelphia, so says Hextall. Which probably means Penner will be a Flyer by Christmas. [ProHockey Talk]

• Based on past history at training camp, it's highly unlikely Penner would accept an offer to attend Jets camp. Paul Maurice has declared it is going to be 'brutal'. [Winnipeg Sun]

• Wysh wrote earlier about the NHL's next four targets for expansion. As expected, NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly has denied the reports of expansion. [Sports Business Daily]

• The location that has caught everyone's eye is Las Vegas. Here's the thing, if a team is established there NHL and NHLPA are going to have to make a definitive statement on sports betting and what is expected of players, home and away, while in the city. [Las Vegas Review-Journal]

• Nothing is set in stone, so naturally Sean Gentille goes ahead and suggests some names for the future (maybe, possibly) Vegas franchise. [Sporting News]

• Your requisite daily Kyle Dubas article. The Leafs assistant to the GM is learning ropes and talking magic formulas. [The Star]

• The Oilers are confident they'll have defenseman (and big liar) Justin Schultz under contract before camp starts. That is, if he agrees to a P.K. Subban-esque bridge contract. What I wouldn't give to see someone swoop in and offer-sheet Schultz, but that's just my inner-bitter Ducks fan talking. [Edmonton Journal]

• Jamie Baker replaces Drew Remenda on the Sharks TV broadcasts as color commentator. Bret Hedican will replace Baker as radio color commentator. [San Jose Sharks]

• The one thing holding up the Moore-Bertuzzi settlement: a confidentiality/non-disclosure agreement. [TSN]

• Another sad story of a former NHL'er who has been unable to adjust to regular life following the end of his career, and his most recent run-in with the law. [The Province]

• Fancy stats can help you win your fantasy hockey league, here's how. [Keeping Karlsson]

• Forty-Two 2015 draft-eligible Americans (i.e. JACK EICHEL) have been assembled to play in the 2014 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game in Buffalo on September 25th. [USA Hockey]

• Leave it to Sully and Force of the Green Men to make the Ice Bucket Challenge death-defying. [Vimeo]

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