The morning links, which (again) just failed to be nominated for an Oscar:
Quote of day from Brian Burke, on trading away Sergei Fedorov and Petr Sykora: "When you take over a team that has had largely a losing tradition, as we have, you have to shovel out the stable before you start showing the horses."
The Knicks are bombed by Atlanta. How much longer can Isiah Thomas last? Here's Larry Brown, looking forward (well, not really) to tonight's next outing against the Lakers: "All I know is (the Hawks) shot 63 per cent against us and had 71 points at halftime. That's probably about what Kobe will have."
From the Super Bowl hoo-hah file: As a regular visitor to longsnap.com, I've always been partial to this most eccentric of duties (check out the flash intro here), and J.P. Darche, who puts his head between his legs for the Seahawks, is the lone Canadian at Supe
XV XL. Darche gets the headline treatment from Dave Feschuk and Al Maki.