Not a crazy busy day around the team but coming off a week of controversial fights, coaching rumors, painstaking losses and optimistic wins, maybe can all just use a break.
So read up my friends.
Hat Trick of Pens Blogs
Tony at Confluence thinks it's time for the Penguins to give Brendan Shanahan a call.
I Bleed Black N' Gold found a Malkin tribute video that's like those "Where ____ happens" promos we see during games.
I don't know what it is about these photos up at Hockey Football and Stiletto Shoes, but they sure as hell got me laughing. The vomit one is pretty hilarious, as are the jet pack ones.
James vanRiemsdyk makes an incredible move during the World Juniors. Too bad it was for fifth place. [PuckDaddy]
Former Penguin Jarkko Ruutu invokes the spirit of Hannibal Lector by taking a chomp out of Sabre Andrew Peters.
Other NHL news
The Coyotes laid off 10% of their staff. I hope this isn't as bad a sign as it looks. I feel for Five for Howling. We've been through rough times too.
From the Rink has Mirtle's list of All-Stars. Agree, disagree - still all good choices.
Speaking of All Stars, CBC has the list of Western Conf. picks.
Father and son met yesterday in the Devils vs Carolina game. Brent Sutter was happy for his son Brandon, but not happy with the outcome. InLouWeTrust has more on the Devils' 3-2 loss to the Canes.