Hockey News: Gary Bettman’s Deposition; Capitals Re-Sign Johansson

We are in the dead heat of August, meaning that there is just one full month until NHL training camps open. Here’s the word around the league:

Gary Bettman recently gave a deposition about concussions; here’s why it should be public. []

Bettman also recently said that the shootout isn’t going anywhere. [Today’s Slapshot]

The Capitals locked up Marcus Johansson to a one-year deal after meeting with an arbitrator. [The Score]

Red Wings prospects are burning up the summer ice at camp. [Detroit Free Press]

Youngster Matt Nieto may not be showcasing his talents right now, but he’s displaying his Star Wars love with his latest purchase. [Puck Daddy]

Matt Nieto (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)
Matt Nieto (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

Sports law writer Eric Macramalla discusses the Mike Richards situation. [Forbes]

Noah Hanifin is ready for the NHL thanks to his skating ability. [Boston Globe]

Would Dustin Byfuglien be a good fit in Boston? Most would say yes. [Hockey Buzz]

Some feel that NHL players should continue to participate in the Olympic Games. [Rant Sports and Too Many Men on the Site]