That one was pretty special.
The collapse of Rich Peverley during Monday night's game was certainly traumatic for the Dallas Stars players on the ice. But it was also a pretty difficult moment for the other team. Some thoughts from the Blue Jackets yesterday, as they prepared for their game against Detroit last night. A game which they won, incidentally. [NHL.com]
Obviously we were all a little distracted yesterday. So there are gonna be a few links today that seem a little late. So it goes. Remember when that [unpleasant fellow] Erik Haula ran down our starting goaltender in the game against Minnesota? Well there was no supplementary discipline from the league, but the play did spawn plenty of discussion. [The Score]
Another article from Monday that got delayed, the [Redacted] Week in Review. Tim Thomas Bobblehead Night? On Sunday? In Florida? [III Communication]
On a more serious note, it's everyone's favorite time of the year. The GM meetings down in Boca Raton. Joy. No 3-on-3 overtime, but there are a couple of minor adjustments being proposed. [NHL.com]
And also, here are a couple more articles on Mike Modano and the jersey retirement. No one's going to begrudge me that though are they? Why Dallas Loves Mike Modano, and then this one that shows the response of NHLers around the league to the retirement of Modano's number over the weekend. Gotta love social media.
So not everyone loves Harrison Mooney, but surely we can agree that when he's writing about how terrible the Canucks are it's brilliant, right? But the Canucks are taking drastic steps to steady the ship, and heads are rolling. Namely the thousand people who work concessions at Vancouver home games. Problem solved! [Pass it to Bulis]
And lastly, remember when Eddie Lack surrendered five goals to the Stars and Dallas trounced the Canucks? Well Lack surrendered six goals Monday night. In the third period. Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider must be stoked to have escaped just in time. [Pass it to Bulis]