Top Line: Martin St. Louis flopping on Broadway, Blues take a hit, more links
An annotated guide to this morning's must-read hockey stories:
• Wasn't Martin St. Louis supposed to spark the Rangers' offense? The reigning Art Ross Trophy winner hasn't scored in seven games since joining the team, but then again he's not the only Blueshirt who is struggling to light the lamp.
• You can't blame New York for feeling like the NHL war room bungled this goal review.
• Pittsburgh will get two key players back for practice today, but does it mean that either is close to returning to game action?
• Jim Matheson talks about a potential front-office retirement, a potential buy-out candidate and a first-line talent on Long Island in his this 'n' that column.
• Matty also wonders about which course of action the Oilers will take with Nail Yakupov. Do they continue to develop the former No. 1 pick, or does it make more sense to cut their losses and trade him at the draft?
• Leaders aren't born in hockey. They're carefully groomed by those who come before them.
• Wes Gilbertson has some advice for whoever eventually gets the GM gig in Calgary: Bring Back Bob.
• A date has been set to replay the game between the Blue Jackets and the Stars that was postponed due to Rich Peverley's life-threatening situation, and while Columbus has agreed to it, it puts them in a very tough spot.
• After pulling themselves into playoff position with strong two-way play, the Stars are losing their defensive composure at the worst possible time.
• The Red Wings need Jimmy Howard to step up his game if they're to have any chance of stretching their playoff streak to 23 years. • Congrats to the team that told me I wasn't good enough a long, long time ago -- the University of Windsor Lancers -- for winning their second-ever Queen's Cup over the weekend. Good luck in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, boys.