By Joe Haggerty
Let's get right into the links:
A couple of other NHL defensemen might be looking for the same kind of deal that Dustin Byfuglien landed with the Atlanta Thrashers, and they wouldnt be out of line in the least. A classic column by the legendary Red Fisher of the Montreal Gazette on the state of the Canadiens. The Atlanta Thrashers need to show a sense of urgency when it comes to making moves and getting their hockey team in a) another owners hands or b) a better playoff position this year. SI.coms Michael Farber has an interesting take on fighting in the NHL, and the way things should be after a month of hockey that put a black eye on the sport. A good look by Wicked Good Sports at the anatomy of trade rumors in the NHL, and how the whole damn thing gets started. Who knew that Peter Chiarelli liked pizza so much? Sporting News scribe Craig Custance says a losing streak finally wakes the San Jose Sharks from their season-long slumber, and gets them going in the right direction. Too bad theyre just going to choke in the playoffs again.