by John D’Agostino
As the summer drags on, so does the NHL news. Thankfully, we are getting ever so closer to training camp so we can start getting some exciting news, or at least players skating on ice. Regardless, there have been a few stories going on around the league. First off, Jonas Hiller has been working out of in Sweden and said he has not felt any symptoms of vertigo in a while. That is good news for the Ducks because after losing him they had to try and ride Ray Emery into the playoffs, which we saw didn’t turn out very well. The Ducks season is going to rely heavily on him returning to the way he was playing before the injury. In other news, Travis Zajac of the New Jersey Devils is going to be sidelined for at least a month and a half into the season after undergoing surgery on his left Achilles tendon. The surgery was succesful, and the way the Devils looked at the end of the last season gives everyone hope for this season. Last year was the first year the Devils missed the playoffs since 1996, so the pressure is sure building on the Devils to have a good year. Last but certainly not least, Chris Drury has decided to call it quits. Drury has retired from the NHL at the age of 34, recording 615 points in 892 games. He was certainly a playoff performer though, recording 89 points in 135 playoff games. He will retire with a Stanley Cup win, while on Colorado, and a Calder Trophy win, which he also received as a member of Colorado. Training camp is only weeks away, it’s time to start getting excited!