Every Sunday, FTR will review the best links across the hockey blogosphere from the past week.
Over the past few weeks, I've tried a different format with this feature by rounding the links up in categories and commenting on the topic.
Yeah, well, there's not too much going on in there outside of the whole Ilya Kovalchuk thing. So here's a more traditional weekly link style focusing on some of the goofier stuff around the hockey world. I'll revert to the other one when there's a little bit more to talk about. Hey, it's almost August!
Oh, and remember that SBN's Jewels From The Crown and In Lou We Trust are all over the Kovalchuk thing.
Frustrated Los Angeles Kings fan RudyKelly (who lost his mind a few weeks ago) has posted a creative writing contest where you get to be him in a fictional world where the Kings signed Kovalchuk.
Puck Daddy has a bunch of photos from Henrik Zetterberg's wedding, which looks like a bizarre outtake from Gangs Of New York. I believe that's Daniel Day Lewis playing Tomas Holmstrom.
Ok, one serious link: Behind The Net looks at why the Kovalchuk contract is different and a much more blatant CBA violation than the ones for Marian Hossa, Henrik Zetterberg, Rick Dipietro, and others.
Retro live blog time -- ever wonder what it'd be like to have today's blog technology back during a time when Alexei Yashin was a relevant player? Lighthouse Hockey finds a wormhole and does its magic.
Pension Plan Puppets discusses life and hockey with an instant-messenger bot.
Finally, did you ever want to ask Brian Engblom what happened to his mullet after his hair evolved? Now you can.