Every Sunday, FTR will review the best links across the hockey blogosphere from the past week.
Kovalchuk overturned: The big news this week was the official rejection of Ilya Kovalchuk's contract. Quisp from Jewels From The Crown was all over the mainstream media's response to this, while In Lou We Trust emailed back and forth with Bill Daly about how this affects future contracts. Oh, and Atlanta Thrashers fans certainly had some fun with this. I still think a Marian Hossa-style contract is feasible, though the longer this drags on, I'm guessing it's more likely we'll see a one-year deal and then we get this whole mess again next summer.
Other highlights from a very slow news week:
-The NHL Network will air On The Fly in HD this year. Seriously, this is the greatest NHL TV news since they invented Center Ice.
-Patrick Kane got stuck on a crane with the Stanley Cup. "Wanna get high?" jokes naturally pop into my head like Towelie going on Intervention.
-Steve Ovadia wonders whether the NHL's purpose is for business or to be the best hockey league around -- and whether being strict on contracts helps.
-Greatest Hockey Legends revisits an old summer camp featuring Bobby Orr. No word if Orr recruited future clients while at camp.
-Finally, in your very off-beat news of the weak, it appears that the director of D3: The Mighty Ducks will be involved with a Bollywood actor to make a hockey film. That sentence almost seems like a game of Mad Libs.