Hockey News: Dustin Brown Extension; The ESPY’S

Even ESPN understands that playing well for half of a half season isn’t worthy of an award. [In the Capital]

Sidney Crosby has now won the award a record fifth time. Either he’s that good, or ESPN doesn’t know the names of any other hockey players. [City of Champions]

(Tom Turk/THW)
(Tom Turk/THW)

First overall pick Nathan MacKinnon is working out with Crosby over the summer. [CTV]

How long will it take for former Flyers goalie Ron Hextall to take over as General Manager in Philadelphia? [Broad Street Hockey]

Los Angeles will be able to enjoy eight more seasons of uncalled cheap shots. [CBC Sports]

Meanwhile, former NHL defenceman Rob Blake will take over Hextall’s job with the Kings. [Globe and Mail]

Did the Florida Panthers accidentally let us know NHL players are going to the Olympics? [Fansided]

Bobby Ryan isn’t trying to replace Daniel Alfredsson. [Yahoo Sports]

Bobby Ryan (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
Bobby Ryan (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Concussions are a still an issue in a fast-paced sport played by giants on razor blades. Shocking, that. [Puck Daddy]

IHOP restaurants in the greater Anaheim area are pretty happy right now. [LA Times]

Nathan Horton won’t be ready to start the season with the Blue Jackets. [Canoe]

We can never hear enough stories of the adventures with Lord Stanley’s Cup. [Real Clear Sports]

Mikhail Grabovski is still unsigned, but it’s not because he wants to Kovalchuk over to Russia. [CBS]

And finally, a fascinating look on whatever happen to Gilbert Brule. [Toronto Sun]