–Fernando Pisani is back skating with some of the Oilers, and plans on playing this year.
–Gary Bettman will host a show on XM Satellite Radio.
–Jason Spezza has resumed skating with the Ottawa Senators.
-The Hockey Hall of Fame welcomes a distinguished class.
-A look around the CHL.
-Canada wins the Four Nations Cup in women’s hockey.
-Canada West captures its second straight World Jr. A Challenge.
-NHL.com profiles Flyer’s prospect Jonathan Matsumoto.
-Former Philadelphia Phantom Ben Stafford joins the Marines.
–North Dakota slips to #5 in this week’s college hockey rankings. Note the story about Joe Finley allegedly slashing a Badger as they made their way to their dressing rooms.
-The Bruins send Matt Lashoff and Tuukka Rask back to Providence.
-The Leafs have recalled Stefan Kronwall.
-The Offside Blog reports that the Hawks may be scouting Bryan McCabe.
–Garth Snow insists he is not stockpiling defensemen, despite his recent re-acquisition of Freddy Meyer.
-Taking Note examines the possibility that Casey Pierro-Zabotel, a Penguins 3rd rounder, may ditch his NCAA commitment to play for the Vancouver Giants.
-The Moose Jaw Warriors and Kamloops Blazers swap Florida Panther’s draft picks. Keaton Ellerby for Brady Calla.
-Some Torontonians have invented leaf-blower hockey.
–Bill Guerin will sit out tonight after suffering an eye injury.
–Randy Sportak notes that the Flames confidence is suffering due to their 5-game losing streak.
–Darren Eliot writes that the current edition of the Blackhawks bear some similarities to the 1992 Cup Finalist team.
–Vincent Lecavalier is named top star for the week.
–Wade Belak mentions that someone is eventually going to “kill” Sean Avery.
-News You Can Use noted last week that the LA Kings were involved in an Amazing Race type bonding exercise. Here is a partial list of their tasks.
–Tucker v. Avery. Slayen, there is no need to look this up on Westlaw. Its a hockey fight bra.
–Stan Fischler with a few interesting tid-bits from around the NHL.
–The Score with a list of questions for NHL goalies.
For Illegal Curve, I’m Kyle Kosior