It's snowing like crazy here. I was a walking puddle of slush when I made it to work this morning. Anyway, off we go with the news and morning links.
The Pens are back from the western road trip and the priority was on some rest before today's matchup with Ottawa. [PPG]
List of top 10 NHL players who could most use a change of scenery. [The Score]
With the prospect of a Vokoun comeback, three's definitely a crowd in the net. [Pens Initiative]
An excellent article on Malkin and his eager anticipation of Sochi. As we all know, Rossi is working on Geno's authorized bography and has better access than most. [Trib Review]
And an even better article of the expectations and the prospect of rivalry awaiting Crosby and Malkin as they go to Sochi. If you only have time for one article today, this is the one. [Globe & Mail]
Moving on to tonight's matchup against Ottawa. Here's the gameday report. [Penguins official]
Letang is missing from this morning's skate, but it looks like all other healthy #Pens are present.— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) February 3, 2014
We have some good pledges for the game tonight (Cooke vs. Melnyk, anyone?), but could use more more (link to pledge spreadsheet here). Talk tonight on the thread. Let's go Pens!