Hockey News: Broken Tibia for Stamkos; Bryzgalov is Back

Here is a video of the injury to Steven Stamkos. Tough to watch the pain on his face. Wishing him a speedy recovery. [Deadspin]

The Lightning have confirmed a broken right tibia for Stamkos which will require surgery and keep him out anywhere from three to six months. [The Star]

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Tampa Bay’s Jon Cooper was a possibility for the Edmonton Oilers head coaching position earlier in the summer. Wonder where he would rather be right now. [Edmonton Journal]

Claude Giroux finally scored a goal. [National Post]

Ilya Bryzgalov practiced with the Oklahoma City Barons, and should see game action later this week. Can Bryz save the Oilers? [Rant Sports]

By the way, Edmonton isn’t the North Pole, just like the North Pole. But anything is better than goalie hell. [Canoe]

Nail Yakupov’s agent isn’t happy with the way his client is being used. Quick, somebody show him Yak’s -14 rating. [HockeyBuzz]

Yakupov is really taking a lot of heat for what has been a disastrous start for the entire team. One player is hardly to blame, regardless of his draft position. But how does he compare to other recent first overall picks? [SB Nation]

The top rated prospect right now is a defenseman. A really good defenseman. Wonder which team could use one of those. [HF Boards]

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Aaron Ekblad (OHLImages)

The NHL’s softest players. [Copper and Blue]

What does Darryl Sittler think of today’s NHL? []

Gary Bettman thinks people talk about fighting too much. [TSN]

Les Canadiens should be getting Alexi Emelin back in the lineup this coming weekend. [Habs Eye on the Prize]

The Mayor of Montreal feels that David Desharnais should be in the AHL. [CBC]

Thoughts on the underrated Joe Thornton. [Sportsnet]

And finally, here is video of the Hockey Hall of Fame Induction speeches. [Puck Daddy]