Going to keep this brief and to just links, a stomach bug keeping me at home today:
With a week to go until it's time to announce Team Canada's roster, Wayne Gretzky sounds off on the schedule:
"There's no reason to name this team (on Dec. 21). I think they're wrong. I voiced my displeasure a month ago and was told this was the way it's going to be and said, `Okay, we'll accept it.' I just hope all the players understand the consequences. People are being assessed on 25 hockey games and I just don't think that's enough time. You can't just pick a team over 25 games."
More from Damien Cox: last night's matchup of Curtis Joseph and Jose Theodore in Montreal. Two fellows in the hunt for the No. 3 goaltender spot on the Olympic team, Habs win the battle, but the goalies play to a draw, says Cox.
With all these days off and trade rumours flying around like campaign jets, if anything is going to happen it'll be sooner rather than later, Mark Zwolinski reports.
I've always felt that trade rumours, like Dr. Johnson on patriotism, were the last refuge of a scoundrel. So I like this Canucks Rant post spinning off the Bertuzzi trade talk, plus it gives you a chance to look at a couple of the many good hockey blogs on the west coast.
Awww. Cujo and Quinn, buddies again. Awww.
More on the Mike Danton-Steve Frost relationship, although you'll feel like you need to shower after you read it.