Here are the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while at the halfway mark of the NHL season.
*Brock Lesnar breaks the cardinal rule in the Winnipeg Jets dressing room and steps on the team’s logo. So who is going to make him pay for that transgression?
*Henrik Lundqvist writes a letter to his younger self on the Players Tribune. No truth to the rumor the first sentence was “Prepare to more dreamy than you could possibly imagine.”
*The NHL All-Star Game rosters are announced, and it’s the usual list of stars, surprises and snubs that will get you talking.
*PHT writer James O’Brien says that John Tavares is committed to the New York Islanders and now the team simply needs to commit to him with better players.
*Luke Fox from Sportsnet makes the argument that the Maple Leafs need to scoop up Curtis McElhinney now that he’s available after being cut by Columbus.
*College hockey has something to crow about as they continue to produce quality players for the World Junior tournament and then for the NHL.
*For something completely different: I’m guessing that Casey Affleck now wishes he thanked his big brother in his Golden Globes speech.