Top Line: Taylor Hall's dirty hit, Ottawa loses Craig Anderson, more links
By Allan Muir
A guide to this morning's must-read hockey stories:
• It's one thing to throw the book at a Jannik Hansen or a Raffi Torres, says Damien Cox. Let's see how Brendan Shanahan handles young Oilers star Taylor Hall after his controversial hit on Thursday night.
• Montreal is off to its best start since its Stanley Cup-winning 1992-93 season. Dave Stubbs gives credit to the "No Excuses" culture established by new GM Marc Bergevin and coach Michel Therrien.
• The Senators may as well play their home games in Binghamton after losing another star player to injury last night. This time, it was their savior, Craig Anderson, who left the game early. The MVP candidate is day-to-day with an ankle injury.
• A teammate looks back on the the night Tim Horton died.
• A thrilling victory over the Penguins should have been a springboard for the struggling Flyers. Instead, Philadelphia revealed itself to be a team destined for failure in a heartless loss to Florida. Philly is now a dismal 2-7-1 when the opposition scores first.
• Still haunted by the images of Zach Redmond's blood pooling on the ice, the Winnipeg Jets struggled early in their contest against the Hurricanes. But the "ugly, scary day" ended well with a rare road victory in Carolina.
• New GM Jarmo Kekalainen finally gets to meet the Blue Jackets tonight when the team takes on Detroit. Good bet he'll have a few notes after this one.