Morning Skate: Saturday, February 9

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Morning Skate: Saturday, February 9

Stephane Robidas leads the way as the Dallas Stars go up early and never looked back in a win on Friday night.

Jason Spezza plans to push his rehab from back surgery as aggressively as possible to get back out on the ice.

All eyes are on Phil Kessel as trade rumors begin to swing with the Toronto Maple Leads goal-scorer.

Kurtis Foster is a living example of why the icing rule should be changed forever in the NHL.

Thomas Vanek heated up to start the year for Buffalo and hasnt slowed down for the Sabres over the first three weeks.

The Minnesota Wild cracked open the vaults for some elite talent in free agency over the summer, and are still experiencing offensive troubles.

Jaromir Jagr has a Facebook page. Here it is youve been looking for excuses to brush up on your Czech, or you can be lazy and just hit the translate button.

Katie Baker takes hockey fans on a tour through the NHL as the league has completed roughly 15 of the entire 48-game regular season schedule.

For something completely different: Pondering the modern day problems of the Grammy Awards and what Mumford and Sons has to do with it.

Haggerty's NHL Power Rankings: So long, Wings' streak

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Haggerty's NHL Power Rankings: So long, Wings' streak

The Washington Capitals remain on top, but it's time to recognize the Red Wings' 25-year playoff streak that will come to an end this spring.

Saturday, Feb. 25: Shea Theodore waits for his time with Ducks

Saturday, Feb. 25: Shea Theodore waits for his time with Ducks

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while giving two thumbs up to The Lego Batman Movie after a screening with my 3 1/2 year old.

*Alex Prewitt has a profile on Anaheim defenseman prospect Shea Theodore as he waits for his time with the Ducks.

*The Vancouver Canucks have a mumps problem this season, and we continue to wonder why this is becoming an issue again in a first-world society.

*PHT writer and FOH (Friend of Haggs) Jason Brough has Patrick Eaves dealt to the Ducks for what could be first round pick if Anaheim advances far enough through the playoffs.

*Flyers GM Ron Hextall says that Philly’s young team won’t be buying ahead of next week’s NHL trade deadline.

*Along with his “Sutter-isms”, diversity is a family value for the Los Angeles Kings head coach Darryl Sutter.

*Dave Strader gets back into the broadcast booth with the Dallas Stars, and will be a welcomed addition to the national NBC broadcast of Bruins/Stars on Sunday afternoon.

*As cold as he was earlier in the season, New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist is heating up now for the Blueshirts.

*For something completely different: Brie Larson is already prepping for her role as Captain Marvel by stepping up her game as an influence for positive change among her Hollywood peers.