What team beat writers are saying this afternoon:
- Erik Cole is going to suit up tonight for Carolina. Don’t you feel he’s due for a goal tonight?????
- Cole may be in, but Tuomo Ruutu will not be. They’ll miss his physical presence.
- Duncan Keith and Nikolai Khabibulin sat out practice for Chicago today. Just resting apparently.
- Dave Staples echoes many of the same sentiments from last night’s IC Radio Show regarding the mistakes by the Blackhawks’ defensemen. Good piece.
- Are the Ducks still Scott Niedermayer’s first priority? I’d say probably yes, but Vancouver and the Olympics in his home province could prove enticing.
- Phil Kessel’s shoulder surgery has been deemed successful. Good news.
- Ken Hitchcock has been watching a lot of video. He’s one of the best for a reason.
- There is reason to be optimistic Stars fans. Jamie Benn has been pretty darn impressive.