*Friday we learned that Ian Laperriere suffered a bit of a setback, healthy-wise. Good news is this weekend Lappy was able to finished the triathlon he's been training for, according to Meltzer, who also looks at defensive prospect Reece Willcox. (Hockeybuzz)
*Ten annoying NHLers you'd probably hate to play against. (Backhand Shelf)
*The Alfredsson-Ottawa saga continues, with Sens owner Eugene Melnyk blaming Aflie's agent, the Ottawa media ripping Alfie for going to "a dump like Detroit", and the Sens going under NHL observation due to their financial situation. Silver Seven maintains that setting Alfredsson free was the right thing to do, though. Sean McIndoe breaks down the whole thing nicely over at Grantland.
*Cam Charron looks at the possibility that being a lower-budget team is an advantage. (Backhand Shelf)
*Blue Jackets fans held a fan festival on Sunday. And they got a surprise visitor! (The Cannon)
*A day in the life of NHL superagent Pat Brisson. (Hollywood Reporter)
*This guy who is a police officer by day, NHL off-ice official by night, is kinda living the dream. (PHT)
*Finally, Battle of Cali looks at which lucky left-winger will complete the BroLine with Richie and Carter. (BoC)