The Hockey News Daily Dish: Feb. 16

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In Top Shelf, Ryan Dixon talks about why visors will always be tough to sell if players are given a choice whether to wear one or not.

In Ken Campbell’s blog, he discusses the tough decisions New York Islanders GM Garth Snow faces at the Feb. 26 trade deadline.

Ryan Kennedy looks back at some of the second-tier free agents from last summer and how they are fitting in so far, in his blog.

Adam Proteau continues to answer your questions pertaining to the trade deadline in his Ask Adam mailbag.

In Fantasy Pool Look: The late-blooming J-P Dumont as a steal in your fantasy league.

Yesterday’s Action…

Atlanta 4, New Jersey 3 (SO) (story/highlights)

- Marian Hossa had two points and scored the winner in the shootout.

Washington 2, Florida 4

- Kamil Kreps had a goal and an assist, while Tomas Vokoun made 30 saves.

Columbus 5, Detroit 1

- Rick Nash had three points, Fredrik Modin scored twice, and Pascal Leclaire made 20 saves.

Dallas 4, Anaheim 2 (story/highlights)

- Stephane Robidas and Mike Ribeiro had three points each, while Marty Turco won his 200th game.

Calgary 3, Los Angeles 6 (story/highlights)

- Alex Frolov had three assists and Teddy Purcell scored his first NHL goal.

News and Views…

Colorado: Assigned Brad Richardson to Lake Erie and recalled David Jones.

Columbus: Ole-Kristian Tollefsen returned from a concussion… Kris Russell, Jiri Novotny and Jared Boll are all day-to-day with injuries.

Detroit: Kyle Quincey was recalled from Grand Rapids.

Florida: Rostislav Olesz returned after missing 12 games with a hand injury, but Stephen Weiss is out with the flu.

Los Angeles: Scott Thornton and Mike Cammalleri are day-to-day with injuries… Recalled Teddy Purcell.

New Jersey: Assigned Rod Pelley to Lowell.

New York Rangers: Marc Staal is day-to-day with the flu.

Phoenix: Bill Thomas was assigned to San Antonio.

Pittsburgh: Kris Beech is out indefinitely with a broken wrist… Assigned Alex Goligoski to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and recalled Chris Minard and Connor James.

St. Louis: Assigned Joshua Soares to Alaska of the ECHL.

Washington: Tom Poti is day-to-day with a lower body injury… Recalled Sami Lepisto from Hershey.

What’s on tap…

Buffalo at N.Y. Rangers, 1:00 p.m.

Boston at Toronto, 7:00 p.m.

Philadelphia at Montreal, 7:00 p.m.

Atlanta at N.Y. Islanders, 7:00 p.m.

Florida at Carolina, 7:00 p.m.

New Jersey at Ottawa, 7:00 p.m.

Washington at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

St. Louis at Nashville, 8:00 p.m.

Los Angeles at Phoenix, 9:00 p.m.

Edmonton at Vancouver, 10:00 p.m.

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