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Morning Links 1/16/13

Stu looks at what may make a difference in a short season: SI

A CBA update means overpaid guys get to try to find new places to play: TSN

A short season may lead to more, but less serious, injuries: CBC

Which means the Hawks leading the NHL in back to backs is probably a bad thing: SBN

Yet the league isn’t ready to do something that might help prevent injuries: PHT

A look at the Pacific Division: CtA

Mooney breaks down the Central: PD

Myers pumps Shaw’s tires: CSN (auto play)

Stalberg will finally see some pp time: ESPNChi

Custance has 5 q’s for Q’s squad: ESPN

  • DonCherryCollection

    Per Dreger, OD retires.

  • http://twitter.com/ChiNativeSon ChicagoNativeSon
  • Apothecaries’ Weight

    Everyone behind Toews sucks.

  • Joe Banks

    Can you believe Phoenix had the audacity to ask for an additional reduction to Torre’s suspension? (because of the shortened season)

    • Accipiter

      Yes.

    • justforkicks

      are you really surprised? really?

  • DonCherryCollection

    Everyone behind Toews is bad? Hossa is on the left back there!

    I don’t think hybrid icing is this saving grace some people think it is. It’s all left to the refs to blow the whistle and accidents can still occur. It’s not like no touch icing which would eliminate injuries like Foster and Carcillo’s.

  • Waylon

    The Trib just announced that Monty’s not close to returning, and that his season may be in jeopardy. That just really sucks for him.

    • TKHO

      It seems like his career could be in jeopardy… yikes.

      • Waylon

        He was cleared to play, then suffered an immediate resumption of his concussion symptoms after a mild hit during practice – yeah, does not look good at this point.

        • raditzzzz

          i was thinking the same thing when i saw the ticker on nhlnet this morning. looks like he will be forced to retire.

    • Apothecaries’ Weight

      Sure does.
      Now buy him out please.

      • amontesawesome

        Wouldn’t it make more sense to LTIR or has the new CBA taken out that provision? I can’t imagine that it would.

        • TKHO

          It’s still there, and he’d be a candidate for this season or, more probably, the next two years if he is incapable of returning (ala Pronger)

      • Accipiter

        Can’t buyout an injured player.

        • Apothecaries’ Weight

          Touche.

          LTIR and let him join Kim Johansson.

  • raditzzzz

    today is a zamboni doodle on google’s homepage. not sure what the reason is behind it, but it is making me happy.

    • http://www.polyptych.bandcamp.com/ Samuroth

      I believe it is the Zamboni’s Birthday.

    • justforkicks

      did you play the game?

      • raditzzzz

        oh yes. it revealed that i would make a terrible zamboni driver.

        • justforkicks

          haha. i used it like i was the kid in family circus.