It didn't really tune in for me until yesterday that there was possibly an American holiday today. I should have figured, since work was super-busy this weekend (I'm in the souvenir shops) with many American tourists in town, and now 2 of the only 3 games today are early matinees. Although it's not a holiday up here in Canada, I still have the week off for Reading Break. Here are your links for the day off.
- Added (1:01): From Bob McKenzie: "Stars trade James Neal and Matt Niskanen to Penguins for Alex Goligoski."
- Sunday's results, and Monday's schedule. If you have TSN2, you can watch the Capitals visiting the Penguins at 4:30 PST.
- Conference standings. The Oilers just don't want to die yet.
- The 3 stars of the week are Antti Niemi, Johan Hedberg and Ales Hemsky.
- The Sheldon Souray waiver watch
ends at 9:00 this morningis over. He cleared. Now he'll be put back on waivers to return to Hershey.
- Next on the waiver wire is Niklas Hagman.
- And the next player to join the ranks of the concussed is.... Marian Gaborik.
- Well, sounds like ""Hockey Day in America" turned out all right on NBC.
- Sorry, haters, but Don Cherry will indeed be back next season.
- It's only February, but we can already see who the 5 most disappointing teams have been this season.
- So, who in the West is best and worst at winning close games?
- Beantown points out our minor league story of the day: a CHL coach loses his temper and strips on the bench during a Saturday night game.
After the jump is a Ryan Kesler goal from a year ago today that the Americans just love:
Unfortunately, this is the best feed I can find of the Kes empty netter. Happy President's Day.