While you prepare for another day of watching the Olympics, I've got some morning reading for you. The games don't start for a while, so kick back and enjoy some news from around the NHL. Before we get to that, though, a reminder:
Section303.com Gold Medal Game Viewing Party | Section 303
Planning on watching the gold medal game next Sunday? Then do yourself a favor and get down to the Cell Block's viewing party. I won't be there, but Jeremy and Codey will with prizes which surely means a good time for everyone. Lets hope that a certain squad in red, white, and blue make it worth their while, right?
Hockey on TV 2/20
No true big matchups today, with Slovakia being the best team taking the ice. Should be interesting nonetheless:
Norway vs. Switzerland (2:00 CST, MSNBC)
Latvia vs. Slovakia (6:30, MSNBC)
Germany vs. Belarus (10:55, MSNBC)
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Ads Impress in Win over Aeros (Wilson fights?!) - Admirals Short Shifts
The Admirals won last night, but Colin Wilson picked up a fighting major. That's certainly not what I want to see out of his Olympic break. Nashville is going to need him down the stretch. Leave the truculence to Triston Grant, Colin!
Bobby Ryan meets curling? U.S., Canada talk blissful downtime - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Does it surprise anyone that Patrick Kane wants to meet ice dancers?
Tomas Vokoun can't escape trade rumors at Games - ESPN
Former Predator Tomas Vokoun is focusing on his Olympic game, but the trade rumors are mounting as the Florida Panthers enter full sell mode.
Is Jaromir Jagr coming back to the NHL? And could it be with Pittsburgh? - PensBurgh
Jaromir Jagr started his professional career in Pittsburgh and had a lot of good times with Mario Lemieux and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Would the mercurial Czech star be willing to end his career symmetrically by signing with Pittsburgh? It could happen, but Jagr isn't exactly one not to talk about a lot of possibilities.
DiDomenico's Four Point Return - Pension Plan Puppets
An inspirational story out of Toronto as Leafs prospect Chris DiDomenico missed nine months with a broken thigh bone. In his first game back in the QMJHL he scored a goal and added three assists in Drummondville's 4-2 win over Victoriaville. Many fans thought he wouldn't see the ice again.
NHL stumbles along road to Sochi - Michael Farber - SI.com
Michael Farber reviews how the process of getting the NHL to Sochi in 2014 is going. While I want to see the players there, I really don't want to see them there for interrupted games and on MSNBC.
Arizona police arrest Oilers goalie Khabibulin | TSN.ca
In case you hadn't heart, Edmonton Oilers goalie Nikolai Khabibulin was arrested for drunk driving. Another weight on an already sinking ship up in Alberta.
Canadian Territorial Dominance vs Switzerland - Behind The Net
Switzerland kept things close against Canada despite getting owned in the faceoff circle. Just in watching the game, I still think the Canadians need some work there before they face excellent draw guys like Ryan Kesler, Joe Pavelski, and Chris Drury.
Mirabito Outdoor Classic Today - The Cannon
Bored on a Saturday afternoon? Flip on the NHL Network to see the AHL's first ever outdoor game. Starts at noon CST.
The Busby Babe - For Manchester United Fans
Like soccer? SB Nation welcomes a new blog to the fold for fans of historic English club Manchester United.