More Sidney Crosby talk. There was a report on CTV yesterday saying he suffered a setback in his recovery from his concussions and might not be ready for the start of the season after all. His agent quickly refuted the claim saying he hasn't been shut down by anybody and it's too early to say if he'll be ready. We're very leary of using one of the top 5 picks on a guy with all these injury question marks. We don't even know if this is good news or bad news anymore... all we do know is we want hockey to start so we can start talking about something else.
David Aebischer will be at the Jets' camp in September on a try-out basis. When you're not expected to win a job over Chris Mason you know your fantasy prospects are slim. He hasn't played in the NHL since 2007 and it's extremely doubtful he will this season.
We have another blast from the past getting a shot at the NHL this training camp. Michael Nylander has a try out with the Flyers. The Flyers look pretty much set up front to us and since he hasn't played since 2008-09 he's almost as big of a longshot to crack the roster as Aebischer is. One interesting take on the invite from Puck Update... maybe the Flyers are getting nervous about Jaromir Jagr. Seems a bit odd but the Flyers don't seem to be going by the book this season. I'm pretty skeptical on Jagr but I've seen some saying he'll get 65 points. We've got him at 55 points in the SuperStats and I feel that's pretty generous.
NHL.com obviously picked up a copy of our Breakout Bible as five of their seven breakout picks feature in the Top 16 of our list. Only Kyle Okposo (already hit 50 points, so not in contention) and Tyler Seguin (46th on the list) didn't make our cut.