Morning-walkthrough: March 16, 2012

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Morning-walkthrough: March 16, 2012

With the Dolphins out of the running for Peyton Manning, they're going all in with Matt Flynn. Mark Sanchez - who may not be the most effective quarterback in the National. Football. League. But is at least a seemingly earnest kid - says he and Santonio Holmes are good now. Unfortunately for the Jets, the game's aren't played in March. Mike Holmgren's kicking rocks over the Browns not getting a fair shot at making a deal with the Rams to move up for RG3. Am I the only guy on the planet who thinks Colt McCoy is not a complete lost cause? I am? Damn. Peanut butter jelly time. Mario Williams is coming to the AFC East, which will make things fun. Houston, they have a problem. (Actually, they'll most likely be fine, I just thought that was the thing to type.

Morning Skate: Asking price on Shattenkirk should scare off Bruins

Morning Skate: Asking price on Shattenkirk should scare off Bruins

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading after watching the Boston Celtics take a hard pass on the Boogie. 
 
-- Bob McKenzie sits in with the good folks at TSN 1200 Ottawa sports radio and talks a little Claude Julien of the Montreal Canadiens

-- The Avalanche youth movement is set to begin as quickly as March 1, as Colorado may move some of its veteran players at the trade deadline. 
 
-- Ryan Johansen got snubbed in his return to Columbus for the first time as a member of the Nashville Predators. That’s too bad, but it’s also not exactly Wayne Gretzky returning to the Edmonton Oilers for the first time. 
 
-- The price tag for Kevin Shattenkirk is in and it includes a top prospect and a first-round pick, along with another piece, for a rental defenseman. That should be far too rich for the Bruins’ blood. The B's were already intent on avoiding the rental market ahead of the trade deadline, and the steep price -- even for a potentially useful short-term acquisition like the puck-moving Shattenkirk -- should make that even more of a certainty. 
 
-- Ken Campbell asks whether hockey agents have gone too far in chasing after prospective prospects before they even enter their teenage years. 

 -- Bobby Ryan has a hand injury that’s going to sideline him, another piece of bad luck for the Senators forward. 
 
-- For something completely different: On President’s Day, it seems only natural to go through the favorite Presidents in the history of the Marvel Universe.