HOCKEY IS BACK: Yes, some real hockey talk! While teams aren't back in camp yet -- that happens this week -- the rookies have made their way to multiple sites across North America for rookie camps. First, check out highlights from the Panthers' battle with the Lightning (4-2 Florida) or watch the entirety of the beatdown the Oilers put on the Canucks (7-2). After that showing, the Vancouver Sun is having a hard time finding any positives. Perhaps knowing the team just came within one game of winning the Stanley Cup helps?
STATE OF THE KINGDOM: Kings GM Dean Lombardi did his annual "state of the franchise" Q&A at the team's Hockey Fest on Sunday, answering a slew of questions, and of course it began with Drew Doughty. Rich Hammond at L.A. Kings Insider has the recap of Lombardi's review, including a full post simply dedicated to the Doughty talk.
REMEMBERING 9/11: Adrian Dater of the Denver Post took the time to remember September 11 like most everybody else on Sunday. He recounts his memories from being in Sweden with the Avalanche, who were the only American sports franchise to play a game in the first few days after the tragic day.