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Dallas Stars Daily Links: Rich Peverley Speaks at Stars' Press Conference

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In which Rich Peverley thanks everyone for the support, the Stars actually have a two day break from hockey in this condensed portion of the season, and Russia gets its hockey revenge...

Dilip Vishwanat

So as you all know, the Stars held a press conference to discuss the Rich Peverley situation yesterday. And the best part of it was that Rich Peverley himself said a few words at the beginning of the conference:

How good does that feel to see him walking around? Speaking like that, so soon after the events of Monday, had to be a tough situation for him to be in, but it's a huge relief to Stars fans, and players I'm sure, to see his condition so vastly improved from when we last saw him.

The press conference also featured a prepared speech from Jim Nill, as well as a few words from Lindy Ruff.

One further thing about the events of Monday night, this article talks about the reaction of Bettman, Shanahan, and the GMs, who were all together in Boca Raton at the time. [ESPN]

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For the first time since the Olympics we actually have a day where I have no recaps or previews to share with you. Relax. We'll be back on it tomorrow.

It's Colton Sceviour's time to shine. [Sports Day DFW]

And a transcript of a live chat conducted yesterday morning with Mike Heika. [Sports Day DFW]

Slow news day, but that doesn't stop us looking back at the week that's been, and thinking about what happens next. [On the Radar]

Hopefully you don't remember, but I totally called the Avalanche as crashing and burning by about this point in the season. Woops. With a win last night, Colorado passed the Chicago Blackhawks for second place in the Central Division. [NHL.com]

Be warned, it's a lot about Tortorella and the Canucks. And about Steve Yzerman and Martin St. Louis. Elliotte Friedman's 30 Thoughts. [CBC]

Dan Rosen focuses mainly on the Western Conference with this week's Over the Boards. Both the goaltending situations in Minnesota and St Louis, and the playoff format of the Western Conference. [NHL.com]

And lastly, in a rematch of the earlier Olympic hockey tournament, where the USA won a close game against Russia, the USA and Russia again met in the group stages of the tournament, this time in the Paralympic Games. Although this time Russia, heavy underdogs in sledge hockey, managed to steal a victory from the Americans. Highlights of the game here: