As we gear up for another late night game against the Pacific tonight (man, I really don't miss these), there are no real recent developments in the Dallas Stars universe.
If you're a defenseman in Dallas or Austin, you're probably injured. If you participate in the shootout, you continue to think that going as slow as possible is the key to victory.
Same old same old.
Meanwhile, blogs and sport sites have begun their best moments of 2013 recaps. They're always great for a trip down memory lane, and I usually find a couple of moments that I had missed during the year.
We begin with the top 10 NHL fan moments, and there are some doozies. [Puck Daddy]
Up next is the 13 wackiest moments of the year for hockey in general. [Sports Illustrated]
Not on Twitter? Here's what you missed... [Sports Illustrated]
And here are the best memes of the year. Sorry Tuba, none of yours made it to the list. [Sports Illustrated]
For the rest of the NHL, it looks like a few players are trying out some of the smaller, lighter equipment that has been talked about for a while. The hope is that it will result in fewer injuries to those being hit by the larger pads. [ESPN]
And, as always, here is your weekly NHL Grab Bag. You'll really want to read this one, at the very least for the shoutout to Mike Modano's mullet-style hair do from the early 90s. [Grantland]