Hockey Headlines: The Role of Enforcers; Gibson Signs; John Tortorella Back?

The preseason kicked off with Kraft Hockeyville: [NHL]

Can’t miss piece of the day: Paul Bissonnette talks fancy stats. [Players Tribune]

Josh Ho-Sang is embarrassed by his demotion. [Pro Hockey Talk]

P.K Subban has a future career as Don Cherry’s replacement. [The Score]

Will Thomas Vanek have a bounce-back year? [Star Tribune]

The Anaheim Ducks have re-signed goalie John Gibson. [ESPN]

Mike Babcock wants to turn the Leafs into the Red Wings. That should go well. [Globe and Mail]

John Tortorella is getting the chance to coach again. [CBC]

Don’t draft these players in fantasy if you can help it. [Rabid Habs]

Breaking down the winger situation in Pittsburgh. [Trib Live]

Lindy Ruff has a lot of work to do in Dallas. [Stars Headlines]

Phil Kessel vs. the Toronto Sun. [Pens Initiative]. How will James Van Riemsdyk survive without number 81? [TSN]

Will the Islanders be better defensively this season? [CBS Sports]

Are the Predators a legitimate Stanley Cup contender? [Today’s Slap Shot]

Who is going to play backup for the Rangers? [SNY Rangers]

Tanner Glass was pretty fired up last night. [THN]

NHL players were surveyed about having an openly gay player in the league. The results? Predictable. [Hockey in Society]

Jaromir Jagr is involved in a blackmail scandal. [Puck Daddy]

Brenden Morrow wants another shot. [The Score]

And finally, is the macho culture in hockey contributing to premature deaths? [Head Space] and [The Hockey News]