As the dog days of August continue, we here at Blue Line Station are desperately searching the internet for the slightest thing related to hockey. This is a tough month for hockey bloggers, as many sites struggle to find content or topics to discuss. But we assure you that this site will not have that. We will try our hardest to get you the latest updates and the freshest content out of all the NHL sites.
Enough of that though. Let’s get to the good stuff.
The Detroit Red Wings agreed to terms on a two-year contract with Joakim Andersson. The Detroit Free Press is reporting the deal is worth an average of $732,500 per season. Andersson played in 38 games for the Wings last season. He had three goals and five assists. He also had 21 goals and 51 points in 73 games for their AHL affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins. The 6 ft 2 forward was selected by Detroit in the third round of the ’07 NHL Entry Draft.
Yesterday, the new owners of the Phoenix Coyotes were formally introduced at Jobing.com Arena, which will continue to be the club’s home after the NHL announced Monday afternoon the sale of the team to IceArizona Acquisition Co. LLC. The transaction has been approved by the Board Of Governors, terminating NHL ownership of the team. The Coyotes had been operated by the NHL since 2009. This is now a new start for the Coyotes and their fans. Instead of being forced to move out of Glendale, they will be able to stay in the place they call home. Now, the Coyotes may not be playoff contenders, but it will be nice for them knowing they won’t have to move out of state.
57 days 14hrs until puck drop on 2013-2014 #NYR Season! That seems like an eternity.
— Adam Casper (@acasper24) August 7, 2013
— Erika Slavin (@erikaslavin) August 7, 2013
— Melissa Goncalves (@MelissaGee23) August 7, 2013