Mr. Lavender received this in an e-mail yesterday and passed it along to the front of the page, but in case you missed it with the rush of the game, thread and post game coverage, here it is again. Why not? It's Friday.
- Minnesota Wild fans aren't happy with Colin Campbell and/or Sergei Gonchar for the latest lack of a suspension. You may remember Gonch tussled a bit with Cal Clutterbuck the other night in Minnesota. [Hockey Wilderness]
- We know how valuable a guy like Tyler Kennedy is to the Pens, but do others? Copper N Blue, SBN's residential Oilers blog, shows TK a little love. It's especially kind of them, considering he scored against them last night. (It was written before the game, FYI) [Copper N Blue]
- I admire Dave Molinari's tact on this one for not simply answering "Why?" to a fan's question of whether or not the Pens could bring Alexei Kovalev back to Pittsburgh. [Post-Gazette]
- This week's SBN power rankings are out. Philly cracks the Top 16, Pens land in 10th and the Blackhawks take the cake for the second week in a row. [SBN]
- Get familiar with tomorrow's enemy, the Vancouver Canucks. Actually, familiarize yourself with Canuck Alex Burrows and his most recent antics, whereby he claimed a referee ruined a game because he had a personal vendetta set against him. And people call Sid a crybaby? [CBS]
- Matt Cooke receives a little credit for his penalty-killing abilities, more so for his ability to prevent shots. That is, when he isn't the reason a penalty is being killed. Maybe after last night's game he should get some credit for his offense too. [Puck Prospectus]
- A thanks, congrats and not-so-goodbyeish stick tap to one Mr. James Mirtle. He was recently given the responsibility of covering the Toronto Maple Leafs for the Globe & Mail and will certainly have his hands full with all that. We wish him the best of luck and thank him for all he did in an effort to assemble SBN Hockey. [From the Rink]