Hockey News: Karlsson Named Captain; Bobby Ryan Signs Contract

The Penguins decided they want toughness, just not Daniel Carcillo toughness. [Pensburgh]

Now the real question in Pittsburgh is what’s up with Evgeni Malkin? [Trib Live]

To the surprise of absolutely no one, the Ottawa Senators have named Erik Karlsson as their new captain. [Global News]

A little bit more surprising was the signing of Bobby Ryan to a seven-year contract extension. [Puck Daddy]

(Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)
(Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)

Forget the Oilers bungling of the Tkachev signing. They have been drafting good lately. [Oilers Nation]

Does rookie Leon Draisaitl actually have a shot at sticking in the NHL this season? Considering he’s the Oilers best option right now, probably. [Edmonton Sun]

People were starting to wonder about Sam Reinhart, but he scored a goal last night so it’s okay now. [Die by the Blade]

Are there enough women in sports broadcasting? [Pension Plan Puppets]

David Clarkson can’t possibly have a worse season, right? [Two Pad Stack]

(Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports)
(Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Hopefully the Leafs will have Cody Franson available for opening night. [Toronto Sun]

An in depth look at the Montreal Canadiens lineup. [Habs Addict]

What should the Blues expect from Patrik Berglund? [Todays Slap Shot]

EA Sports says that the Kings will repeat. [The Hockey News]

And finally, the Flyers really don’t know what they’re doing. [Deadspin]