I've been speculating about this quite a while now (see update conclusion). For a minute it looked as though we were getting a grand finale, even though this melting season had quite significant hiccups starting mid-July. But the weather forecasts are now such that a turnaround (which I'm not seeing at the moment) will come too late to make the 2011 trend line go down enough on the NSIDC and IJIS graphs to break the 2007 record.
So after reading the extra update from NSIDC I'm confident enough to call the minimum (if I were less of a coward I would have done it 3-4 days ago):
I'll have a post comparing the two biggest melt years tomorrow.