Every year, the extremely casual hockey fans tell me how much they look forward to HBO's 24/7 series. It's a chance for them to see what goes on behind the scenes, and it's usually pretty fascinating.
While the show itself is still meeting the high standards it set during its first season, it would appear as though one of the teams being followed is not exactly made-for-TV drama.
If you want to find out just how boring the Detroit Red Wings are, you can read this review. Or if you want to recap the first episode in what is always a great show, you can do that too. [Puck Daddy]
Mike Heika has his pregame notes for today's match-up against the Colorado Avalanche. Given that this is a home and home series, it should be interesting to see how the goalie situation pans out for both teams. [Starsblog]
Mark Stepneski has his pregame notes as well, including some great statistics on when these two teams meet up. [Stars]
In case you were busy watching that Hand-egg sport yesterday, here's the top three stars from Sunday's games across the NHL. [Puck Daddy]
Fans discuss whether it makes sense for Shawn Thornton to appeal his suspension given that he said he could never say "sorry" enough after the incident. [Puck Daddy]
Milan Lucic was involved in a bar altercation after returning to Vancouver for the first time since their Stanley Cup win. Generally speaking, if you have to ask people if they know who you are, the answer is usually going to be "no." [Sports Illustrated]
There's been more rumors of expansion lately, especially since the new TV deal in Canada has been announced. Could Hartford be one of those cities to make a return to the NHL? [Sports Illustrated]
For your long (and best) read of the day, here's the NHL Grab Bag from the weekend. I particularly enjoyed the great hockey debate section. [Grantland]