Jordin Tootoo's banner year on and off the ice has been recognized with a nomination for the 2012 Masterton Trophy.
While of course our morning hockey notes are loaded with more Alexander Radulov talk, there are other things of note as well. Jordin Tootoo has been recognized by the local professional hockey writers for his dedication to hockey, Chicago gets some troubling news about its captain, and St. Louis may have lost a key forward to injury last night.
All that and more after the jump!
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Nashville Predators News
Tootoo Named Nashville PHWA's 2012 Masterton Trophy Nominee - Nashville Predators
Toots is nominated as the local choice for the player who "best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey." Given everything which has transpired over the last 15 months or so, I'd say that's well deserved.
Complications cloud Radulov's return to Nashville - NHL.com
Slava Malamud breaks down all the particulars which are in the way of Rad's return right now.
Alexander Radulov and Nashville, the battered Bruins, and the rest of the week in the NHL - Grantland
Hey, it's not all about Alex - the Honey Badger makes an appearance, too.
Hockey Night in Nashville: How long can Nashville wait on Radulov?
Time hasn't run out... yet.
The return of Alex Radulov - The Globe and Mail
Eric Duhatschek and James Mirtle toss their 2 cents (Canadian) into the discussion.
Nashville Predators await Alexander Radulov answer | The Tennessean
Barry Trotz doesn't see the whites of Alex's eyes yet, but he sounds a bit hopeful.
Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey
Toews' return uncertain after possible setback - NHL.com
Not good news at all for Chicago.
Péladeau veers off script to reveal Quebecor wants NHL franchise - The Globe and Mail
Quebec City has been preparing the ground for the return of the Nordiques, but it might suit the CEO of Quebecor to tone down the rhetoric.
What to expect from new NHL ‘Because It’s The Cup’ commercials, debuting during Penguins/Rangers | Puck Daddy
Here's a look at this year's campaign, which will surely spawn a zillion knock-offs.
Gabriel Landeskog: A Case for the Calder - Mile High Hockey
The #2 overall pick last summer has lived up to the hype for Colorado.
Blues lose Andy McDonald to injury on Ruutu hit; Hitchcock not sure on suspension (VIDEO) | Puck Daddy
An unfortunate fall into the boards here, I'm not sure I'd suspend Ruutu for this. St. Louis could suffer a huge loss, though, if McDonald's badly hurt.
Ilya Bryzgalov breaks shutout record, doesn't get shutout in 3-2 win over Islanders - Broad Street Hockey
The Philly netminder came very close to going 250 minutes without giving up a goal.
Terminology Lesson: What "The House" refers to in hockey | Backhand Shelf
The nice thing is, Hal Gill can cover 90% of this with one swipe of his stick.
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with sales on hockey gear | Hockey Gear HQ
Whether you're a skater or a goalie, new coupon codes can help you save 5-15% on equipment, but only for a limited time!
San Jose Sharks turn in grand effort, prevail 2-1 in the shootout - Fear The Fin
In San Jose, they've been waiting for an effort like that to get rewarded.
Game 71 Recap: Flames scorch Yotes - Matchsticks and Gasoline
Calgary took this critical battle in the drive for one of the final Western Conference playoff spots.
Welcome back Sidney Crosby- Matt Cooke and the Pens (rick)-roll the Rangers 5-2. - PensBurgh
St. Crosby notched an assist and played 16 minutes for the Penguins in his return.
Cam Ward with 200th Career Win and 20th Career Shutout: Hurricanes 2, Blues 0 - Canes Country
Carolina slowed down St. Louis for a night.
Draft by Snoo Snoo: Leafs 3, Lightning 1 - Pension Plan Puppets
The Leafs can't even stumble their way into a top draft pick all that well.