Ladies and gentlemen, your morning links:
Are some Penguins players getting impatient for the return of Sidney Crosby? Seriously?
A high school hockey teams season is over after the players went to a function wearing womens underwear. You cant make this stuff up.
The Pro Hockey Talk boys have new Buffalo owner Terry Pegula setting the land-speed record for making excuses for an underperforming team. It might be time to check under the hood because it seems like theres a lot more wrong with the Sabres.
Montreal gets bigger and cheaper with Rene Bourque. If that doesnt sound like a ringing endorsement from the Montreal Gazette then I dont know what does.
Classy Mikko Koivu gets his first All-Star berth with the Minnesota Wild in a case of a deserving player getting his due. When will it be Patrice Bergerons turn?
Andy Strickland rips into Alex Burrows for the infamous diving routine that played into the Canucks game against the St. Louis Blues last night.
Eric Engels gets Pierre Gauthier in his sights and fires away after another bizarre Habs move in dealing Mike Cammalleri away in the middle of the game.
For something completely different: Grantland.com offers some repairs for the Peoples Choice Awards... if you are up in arms about these things.