It’s August and the dog days of summer are finally here. Hockey season is quickly approaching and the summer is coming to an end. There are roughly 65 days until college hockey kicks off the regular season. The NHL season begins in 63 days.  So, enjoy your final two months of the summer.

If you’re having a tough time filling the hockey void, Eric Roberts of the Hockey Writers has a hockey fan’s guide to surviving August.

NHL training camps will begin in September, that’s roughly six weeks away. You see where this is going?

While there’s not a lot of hockey being played right now, but there’s a fair amount of hockey news.

Let’s take a look at some of the stories that are making the rounds today.

Tuesday at the Links

According to the Brad Schlossman of the Grand Forks Herald, The University of Nebraska-Omaha is trying to keep UND fans out of their new arena. I am not kidding. When single-game tickets go on sale for the UNO Mavericks games, UND fans will not be able to purchase tickets online for the UND series on February, 26-27, 2016. (Grand Forks Herald) Maybe, the University of North Dakota should consider doing the same thing.

Devils’ Shero on Zacha contract: ‘I’m going to work on it this week’ (The Score)

Sidney Crosby is still NHL’s best player, but who is next in line? (CBS Sports)

Sharks re-sign Aaron Dell after strong AHL campaign (Pro Hockey Talk)

Sources: MLB Advanced Media to take over NHL Network, web operations, apps, streaming video (WEEI.COM)

I thought this was a bad pickup for the Boston Bruins, but I guess we will see: Zac Rinaldo faces challenge of proving Bruins right following trade (WEEI.COM)

Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin Should Be Done… but Only for Summer (The Hockey Writers)

Babcock’s arrival brings optimism to Maple Leafs (NHL.COM)

Wild, Erik Haula settle, agree to 2-year, $2 million deal; Updated Wild depth chart (Russo’s Rants)

Drury, Ruggiero, Schneider headline 2015 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame class (Pro Hockey Talk)

Drury, Ruggiero, Schneider, DeGregorio named to U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame (Russo’s Rants)

Hakstol flew to Europe for dinner with Voracek (Philly.com)

As a result of Hakstol’s trip to Czech Republic paid off: Flyers reach deal with Jakub Voracek (Philly.com)

College Hockey Links

Maxim Letunov: BU’s loss is UConn’s gain (sbncollegehockey.com)

Being North Dakota Doesn’t Violate Settlement Agreement (Goon’s World)

What does Jack Eichel mean to the Buffalo Sabres? (Pro Hockey Talk)

NCHC Hockey: Five Must-See Non-Conference Matchups (The Hockey Writers)

UND Hockey: 5 Must-See Series (The Hockey Writers)

About The Author

College Hockey Writer, Contributing Editor

Eric Burton is a 1996, 1999 graduate of the University of North Dakota. Eric covers college hockey and the University of North Dakota for Inside Hockey. Eric is the editor of the SIN BIN. Lastly, Eric was the college hockey writer for The Hockey Writers.

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