Last night was one of celebration in Toronto and Phoenix, as the jerseys of Mats Sundin and Jeremy Roenick were retired. Interestingly, however, the teams in question followed those ceremonies up with entirely different outcomes.
All that and a TON more after the jump!
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Nashville Predators News
Paul McCann - A Great Day at Blue, A So-So One in Boston
Congrats to the folks who raised a ton o' cash for C.A.P.E. yesterday.
Greetings From Smashville! TGIF Edition | The Hockey Writers
Jas sums up the week gone by in her unique style.
Return to Boston is bittersweet for Brandon Yip, Colin Wilson - The Tennessean
For some reason I keep picturing scenes from "Old School" here.
Nashville Predators count on Shea Weber's slap shot - The Tennessean
No muffin throwing here.
Postgame ponderings - Predators Insider
Josh portrays the last two road games as coming under some challenging circumstances against well-motivated teams. Down the stretch, however, pretty much everybody is jacked up.
Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey
Leafs add Mats Sundin's No. 13 to "honored numbers" - NHL.com
Last night in Toronto, the Maple Leafs honored their longtime captain.
Down Goes Brown: A brief history of Mats Sundin
Zing! "December 18, 2008 – After repeatedly vowing that he had no intention of playing half a season for a team and then winning the Stanley Cup, Sundin proves true to his word by signing with the Vancouver Canucks."
Around the rinks - The Globe and Mail
Eric Duhatschek looks at Ryan Suter's desire to play for a genuine Stanley Cup contender, and wonders if he already does.
Struggling Blackhawks put coach Joel Quenneville on hot seat - SI.com
Are things falling apart in Chicago, to the point where the head coach could go?
Checkers to no longer use "Rock N Roll (Part 2)" - Canes Country
Carolina's AHL affiliate does the decent thing. Will the Predators ever do the same?
Nikolai Zherdev takes stick to crotch, elbow drop in KHL game (Video) | Puck Daddy
More bush-league nonsense from the KHL.
Larry Brooks: Brendan Shanahan, NHL’s director of discipline, once too tough, now too soft - NYPOST.com
Larry Brooks cranks up the whining after Ruslan Fedotenko avoided suspension for nailing a New York Ranger. As I've shown before, however, the Blueshirts are usually treated like the NHL's darlings in this regard.
Uni Watch " Hockey TimE — Olympic Style
Fine ideas here on how Olympic hockey uniforms could/should shape up.
Dater: Three-point games good, bad in NHL - The Denver Post
No, they're just bad, m'kay?
The Sheet: Making peace at the Winter Classic - sportsnet.ca
Some interesting story lines to look forward to in 11 months.
NHL Injuries and Scratches 2005-06 to Present - Arctic Ice Hockey
Nifty new data here.
Nordiques Nation invades Hockey Day in Canada - Puck Daddy
The Quebecois are growing increasingly vocal in their campaign for an NHL return.
Hunter finds new challenge in returning to coach Caps - NHL.com
I've said it before, and I'll say it again - Washington has lost course since that 2010 playoff loss to Montreal.
Sunday's Injury Updates - Duchene, Howard, Garrison, Sanford... - Fantasy Hockey Scouts
Useful info for setting your fantasy hockey rosters.
Bruins Battle Back And Top Predators In A Shootout - Stanley Cup of Chowder
From the Boston side, they weren't happy to see this one almost slip from the Bruins' grasp.
Blackhawks @ Coyotes: Hawks Shut Out, Dogs Win Streak At Five - Five For Howling
The Phoenix Coyotes did it right, following up the Roenick ceremony by stomping the Blackhawks.
Must-Win Fail, But Varlamov Steals a Point. St Louis 3 - Colorado 2 (OT) - Mile High Hockey
Those danged Blues won again.
Game 55 Recap: Unlikely Heroes - The Cannon
BREAKING NEWS: Steve Mason had a good game.
Habs Steal Sundin's Thunder in 5-0 Thumping of Leafs - Habs Eyes On The Prize
Apparently the Maple Leafs took the night off after honoring Sundin.
Oilers Top Sens 4-3 In Overtime - The Copper & Blue
The Oilers skated away with a win in Ottawa.
Seven may be heaven, but eight is great. Pens blast past Jets 8-5. - PensBurgh
Was this 80's Night? What a scoring fest...
Panthers shake early deficit for 3-1 comeback victory over Devils - Litter Box Cats
The Panthers are holding on to that Southeast Division lead, picking up two more points with a nice road win.
Islanders 2, Kings 1 (OT): Nabokov Again a Rock, Mark Streit the Winner - Lighthouse Hockey
The Islanders won again in front of Evgeni Nabokov. Will they hold on to him, or deal him to a playoff team that needs a goalie?
Rangers Vs. Flyers: Power Play Success Earns Rangers Fifth Straight Victory Over Flyers - Blueshirt Banter
The Rangers widened their Atlantic Division lead.