It's a quiet morning here at the CoHU, so we'll go easy, and throw some softball links at you:
While watching HNIC Saturday night, you'd think Steve Yzerman had just questioned the parentage of Tie Domi or something, the way they were going at it on the Satellite HotStove mutual admiration society. Yzerman said of this postmodern NHL "it's not hockey", and while the Hotstovers were all nodding their heads, I say -- siddown Stevie. Sure, you've earned the right to your opinion, and yeah, it may not be the hockey you've grown used to, but that's not a bad thing (and by the way, he wasn't complaining before the Wings went three games without a W).
Leafs are off till Wednesday, but here's your daily fix: Paul Hunter takes a look at Alek Ponikarovsky, who was (wait for it) shooting the puck on Saturday night. Even scored a couple, and the line of Poni, Allison and Antropov had a strong game: "That was only their second game together but it has the potential to be a strong unit for us," said Pat Quinn.
Also at ESPN.com, Scott Burnside takes a look at job security around the league, and no surprise, but Columbus and Boston management are feeling the heat.
The Sun's Mike Zeisberger empties his notebook and looks ahead to next June's draft and probable No. 1 Phil Kessel.
It's old, but in case you missed it: Terry Frei at ESPN.com on the morning skate. (One thing worth mentioning, perhaps, from over at the NBA, where teams are curtailing or at least changing the timing of their equivalent, the shootaround, while the NHL retains this game-day ritual, a legacy of the 1972 Summit Series.)
Some off the rink news: Russian club files suit against Caps' Ovechkin; and if you must, Trent Klatt's website has a page of reaction around Steve Larmer's resignation from the NHLPA, including the full Larmer I-quit letter.