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Lunchtime Links: Oh Captain, My Captain Edition

Henrik on his way home from New York, will likely be out until after the All-Star Break. The kids will get their chance to shine.

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Ryan Miller's best game as a Canuck and Ben Hutton's first NHL goal were overshadowed, unfortunately, by the injury to Henrik. Mikhail Grabovski got five for boarding and a game misconduct for the hit, and will face no further discipline. That's strange to me, because the hit from behind on a defenseless player was, I thought, precisely the hit the NHL has been trying to eliminate from the game.

Postgame links:

Jeff Paterson

Carol Schram

Lighthouse Hockey


With news today that Henrik will miss a good chunk of time, practice lines and power play groupings are all new today. Earlier this morning, before the medical update on Henrik, Jim Benning was on TSN1040, discussing the injury, Hamhuis and Vrbata, Sutter's retun (which also may not be before the All-Star Break) and the current NHL trade market. Listen below:

At practice in Newark today, these were the lines:

With Jake Virtanen expected to play tomorrow, Brandon Prust will likely sit. Canucks will have 19 year old Jared McCann at 1C and 20 year old Bo Horvat as 2C.

Thomas Drance wrote about Ben Hutton and his big rookie impact today for Sportsnet. He also wrote about how Islanders fans are learning to love Brooklyn.

Emerson Etem says he's better focused now, and happy to get a shot at the team that traded him.

The BC Criminal Justice Branch released a comprehensive report on the 2011 Stanley Cup riot. Prosecution of rioters cost $5 million.

Down Goes Brown's weekend review finds no winners in the John Scott situation, calling it a mess that can't be fixed. Meanwhile Puck Daddy, whose podcast combined with Reddit hockey to make John Scott to the All-Star Game a reality, reports John Scott saying his ASG status is up in the air.

Ryan Lambert argues Anze Kopitar is the NHL's best player.

John Shannon releases his list of the top 25 power brokers in the NHL.

On Sportsnet Radio in Calgary, Elliotte Friedman says the Capitals are all in this year and may target Dustin Byfuglien.

The Toronto Star featured an interview with Scott Moore of Rogers. Rogers will broadcast the first ever 4K NHL game this weekend. You still have time to make the case to your household for a brand new TV.

Potential bad news for Rogers, though, as Frank Seravelli of TSN says it's looking more and more possible no Canadian teams will make the playoffs.

Three dead, including Vancouver raised student hockey player Matthew Hutchinson, in a murder-suicide at SUNY Geneseo, just south of Rochester, NY.

Lots of scouts in the house to watch Jonathan Drouin today.

Canada beat Russia 5-1 in the opening game of the World Sledge Hockey Challenge in Nova Scotia. Canada plays South Korea today.

A Florida Everblades player was arrested for arson after a fire he set burning love letters from a former flame got out of control.

To end today, please enjoy Jimmy Kimmel Live's "This Week in Unnecessary Censorship" from last Friday