*The Pro Hockey Talk boys examine Garth Snow looking at all the Isles options as New York approaches 10 games without a victory.
*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Jason Brough says that the Vancouver Canucks fans were chanting Mike Santorelli’s name on Sunday night. I absolutely didn’t see that one coming, but I’ve made up for it by picking him up in several of my fantasy hockey leagues.
*Will the New York Times use the Shawn Thornton/Brooks Orpik incident as low-hanging fruit in their longstanding attempts to outlaw fighting from the NHL? Well, of course they will.
*Ryan Callahan vows that the Rangers will be better after getting smoked by the Washington Capitals, and holding players only meetings can only be a sign of trouble on the horizon.
*Ryan Lambert writes a lot of words that amount to little more than “there’s no excuse for what Shawn Thornton did to Brooks Orpik.” There, did it in 11 words. I’m into the brevity thing.
*Boston hockey product Jimmy Hayes returns to Chicago as a member of the Florida Panthers organization.
*For something completely different and completely for WEEI.com’s D.J. Bean: glowing prose about Sarah Bareilles and the Grammys.
The Red Sox' worst fears were realized Wednesday when it announced that Christian Vazquez will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right elbow.