Times are tough for hockey players this summer. Chris Nilan stole a pair of swim trunks, and now Patrick Kane beat up a cabbie over 20 cents difference in change. Let's find some more positive stories involving hockey players of yesteryear:
Congratulations goes out to David Quinn. He's making the coaching jump from college to the pros. Quinn never made it to the NHL, but his story is an rare and amazing one nonetheless. (Boston Globe)
Similar story for Martin Raymond. The McGill coaching legend is also heading to the AHL. (Montreal Gazette)
Did you know Sandis Ozolinsh is back where he started, with the Russian team Dynamo Riga? Neither did I. He did not play anywhere last season. (Hockey Observer)
You know doubt heard that Theo Fleury might make a comeback attempt to the NHL. James Mirtle found the unfortunate truth behind any such thoughts. Sad, sad story.
The St. Louis Blues have hired Ed Belfour as a goaltender consultant. (National Post)
Wendel Young is the new general manager of the Chicago Wolves. (ESPN)
Bryan Trottier, Bob Bourne, Clark Gillies, Dale Hawerchuk, Steve Shutt, Cliff Ronning and Billy Smith were among the hockey legends playing in a charity game and fantasy camp in Kelowna last week.
Peewee to Penguin. The Halifax Chronicle Herald gives us a look at Sidney Crosby's hockey career going all the way back to Timbits hockey. Of course, Crosby's story is just starting in many respects. (Halifax Chronicle Herald)
Sarnia, Ontario is celebrating 60 years of junior hockey in the city this coming season. Here's a look at their top ten teams. (Sarnia Observer)
A look at the classic hockey book The Hockey Bibliography (NetNewsledger.com)