David’s unavailable tonight, so I am filling in. Here are some stories from around the blogosphere:
- Mark Spector of Sportsnet details all the financially struggling franchises in the NHL. Two teams at the ACC makes sense but boy will it cost some serious coin.
- Gabe Desjardins of Behind the Net Hoceky wonders what Glenn Healy is talking about when it comes to shootouts. I find myself wondering what Healy is talking about on many occasions. He is a knowledgeable guy, I just disagree with him about 75% of the time.
- The fact that the Habs didn’t alert the NHL they were calling up and playing Ryan White is going to cost them a pretty penny, explains Bob McKenzie. As I said to Bob on Twitter today, this is an assistant GM’s worst nightmare.
- Scott Morrison of CBC thinks the decision to hire Mark Messier to run Team Canada’s entry at the World Championships is a good one. Morrison is right. This choice makes a lot of sense for many reasons–but mainly recruiting top young talent.
- Matthew Barnaby may not want to get into the prediction business–see his prediction at the beginning of the Senators/Flyers game. I don’t understand why both of these teams are trying to be so cute with the puck when neither is having any success scoring.
- Some fantasy advice from Dobber on Puck Daddy. He’s right about Lupul; if you can get him in your league go after him.
- Balanced scoring can go a long way, just ask the Kings. Just wait until they get Smyth back and Dustin Brown gets going–although last night was a good start.