Top Line: Time to trade Kessel, Volpatti's vicious hit, more links
By Allan Muir
A guide to this morning's must-read stories around the NHL.
• How is this Lambeau Leap by Vancouver's Aaron Volpatti any different than the one that earned Brayden Schenn a suspension last week? If Brendan Shanahan is committed to consistency, this one cries out for supplemental discipline.
• The Oilers have been brutal five-on-five , scoring just four times through four games. Might help if they slowed the parade to the penalty box and bought themselves a little more time at even strength.
• With the long-delayed arena deal finally in place in Edmonton, MacLean's put together an infographic focusing on the costs of the 20 most recent NHL buildings, adjusted for inflation.
• The Blackhawks killed off six consecutive penalties, including a 43-second five-on-three, as they extended their franchise-record winning streak to six games. • Detroit is feeling the post-Lidstrom-partum blues, especially on their struggling power play. A little more ugly down low might go a low way.