*Justin Bourne provides some life advice for hockey players over at the Backhanded Shelf blog.
*Good column over at the National Post about Paul Bissonnette, and his attempts to evolve as fighting changes within the NHL landscape.
*A good piece in the New England Hockey Journal about CSNNE hockey analyst Tony Amonte turning things around for the Thayer Academy hockey program.
*Adrian Dater takes a stab at Tyler Seguin making over his image with the Dallas Stars. One quibble with the column: nobody really ever said Seguin was a “bad boy” in Boston. Just really, really immature with his social life registering as more important than his hockey career.
*The intrepid Jim Clark provides us with his Middlesex League high school hockey preview. Once again Stoneham High looks like an also ran.
*PHT writer Cam Tucker chronicles Mike Milbury’s message from last night: the message is not being heard when it comes to illegal hits in the NHL.
*Good video interview of Dan Murphy and Vancouver Canucks forward David Booth focusing on his eccentricities.
*For something completely different: excellent, excellent podcast with Rich Eisen and Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, with some great behind-the-scenes stories.