On the beat:
- Peter Budaj will get the start tonight for Dallas. The Stars are streaking so the Avs better watch out.
- Possible Columbus targets? Chris Kelly is a Hitchcock-esque player.
- Dave Staples talks up Dennis Grebeshkov. He’ll need to take on a bigger role with Visnovsky injured.
- Both David Booth and Tomas Vokoun will be in the Panthers lineup tonight. Arguably the two of the three most important players for the Cats.
- Georges Laraque will return to the Habs lineup on Friday. Price to start in goal tomorrow too.
- The Senators lines from practice today. Not exactly the most imposing second line in the business.
- Viktor Kozlov is out tonight for the Capitals. Enough offense on that team so you don’t have to worry.
- EJ Hradek wonders if the Bruins can win the Cup? They certainly can win the Cup.
- Stan Fischler with the Fischler Report. Great read.
- Chris Botta thinks the Islanders will trade Mike Comrie by the deadline. Agreed.
- The KHL isn’t doing so hot. Surprise, surprise.
- Should the NHL return to all wooden sticks? I’ve been saying this for a while now–ban the one piece sticks!