Lamoriello pours water on Brylin’s plans to return to the Devils

Former New Jersey Devils forward Sergei Brylin expressed some interest in returning to the NHL with the Devils last week, but it looks like any hopes of a comeback have been extinguished by Lou Lamoriello. Brylin joined the Devils to help out in a coaching capacity for development camp last week, and according to Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice Lamoriello spoke to the 37-year old and more or less put the kibosh on the idea:

“Not as a player,” Lamoriello said. “That wouldn’t be fair to him and to the players that we have here of that type. If he came to me and said, ‘I’d like to come to training camp. I’d like to go through it,’ I’d never say ‘no’ to him, but I would also tell him his chances were very slim because of the people we have there now – unless there are changes.”

Stars deny reports of $1 million losses per week

Forbes reported that the Dallas Stars were losing upwards of $1 million a week due to debt and interest payments on Tuesday, but Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News states that a source tells him those reports are inaccurate.

Should the Canucks kick the tires on Chris Drury?

The simple answer would be no, kicking the tires on Chris Drury would somehow result in him hitting long-term injury reserve for a couple months. Seriously, though, the Kurtenbloggers believe he could be worth a look if his health is in order.

Things Anthony Stewart would rather do than Pass It To Bulis

Anthony Stewart provides a guest post at PITB, although we’re not sure he’s aware of it, on things he’d rather do than Pass It To Bulis. This meme started last week when Stewart took a swipe at our favourite Canucks blog on Twitter after his good friend Mike Duco took some heat for some playoff tweets that were critical of the Canucks… prior to getting traded to Vancouver, of course. Great counterattack on the part of Bulis, even if this is becoming a total nerd-fest.

Is that a gut you have there, Ovechkin?

Dan Steinberg of D.C. Sports Bog examines the seemingly expanding waistline of Alexander Ovechkin, and wonders if the spare tire look is for real or a result of slouching? It looks like Ovie’s been using theScore.com’s method of conditioning this summer, which includes constant carb loading, excessive alcohol intake, and purposely skipping breakfast at home in favour of McDonald’s on the road.

Important NHL news

Mike Comrie is unimpressed by Hilary Duff’s “owling”. Ok, so owling is this week’s planking?

$37 million can help a guy forget about incidents like this: