- Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: LeBrun thinks that KHL president, Alexander Medvedev should tone down his criticism of the NHL. The NHL hasn’t committed to sending players to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Some of Medvedev’s comments:
“Not all the people who govern NHL teams have a hockey heart,” Medvedev was quoted as saying in some Russian media reports.
Their hearts, he added, are made “from another material and has money signs stuck to it.”
“Several clubs look down on the international aspects of hockey development and think that it’s better to stew in your own stock. They could have released the players without any harm, but greed has strangled them and they didn’t allow it,” Medvedev was quoted as saying.
- Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune: The Lightning will leave Brett Connolly in the AHL to continue his development. He’s 2nd in team scoring with 35 points in 36 games.
- Kevin Kurz via twitter: Defensive pairings at Sharks camp: Vlasic-Stuart, Murray-Braun, Boyle-Irwin.
- Josh Rimer via twitter: The Stars will announce on Thursday that Mike Modano and Mark Recchi will be apart of their management team.