Vancouver has put a ban on body checks in recreational hockey for kids up until the age of 19 years old. I kid you not.
The Pro Hockey Talk Boys discuss Alex Ovechkin potentially skipping the All-Star game a stance that he has apparently confirmed while sitting out with a three-game suspension.
An interesting TSN interview with Michael Farber and Ken Hitchcock about his upbringing and his coaching style.
The USA Today drops some of the latest numbers, statistics and anecdotes when it comes to concussions in the NHL.
Mike Felger calls Tim Thomas a small-minded chump for skipping out on the White House visit, and its really not a stretch to suppose he could get traded if the booing is bad enough at TD Garden.
Stu Hackel of Sports Illustrated has a nice round-up of several columns discussing the Tim Thomas decision to skip the White House. No, I didnt just include this because he links to my column.
Tom Renneys future may be in doubt as head coach of the Edmonton Oilers, but its not something hes going to obsess about. I was very impressed with him in my short dealings with the affable hockey coach.
For something completely different: George Lucas says hell only be making independent films moving forward. Why couldnt he have decided this before he created Jar-Jar Binks?