* Good piece by The Hockey News’ Ken Campbell saying that nobody needs to apologize to Bobby Ryan for the US Olympic remarks.
* Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown knows that he can be a lot better than he’s been this season.
* Jack Todd has some interesting thoughts in advance of the announcement of the Team Canada men’s hockey roster.
* Tyler Myers has seen an upswing in his game that got an “A” stitched onto his Sabres sweater, but he will be facing a disciplinary hearing for a borderline hit.
* Barry Trotz gives the dreaded “you need to make that save in this league” comment about backup netminder Carter Hutton trying to survive with Pekka Rinne still out of the lineup.
* Pierre McGuire talking a lot of Western Conference and Team Canada with the Sirius/XM NHL Network morning show.
* Nazem Kadri is going through some growing pains with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, and it’s been plain for everybody to see.
* For something completely different: Peter Gammons examines the strain on a pitching staff after a long postseason run.