By Allan Muir
A guide to this morning's must-read hockey stories:
• Doing right by Toronto legend Dave Keon and the need to fine Ottawa owner Eugene Melnyk top Steve Simmons' Sunday column.
• So you're saying this whole "Gentleman John" Tortorella thing is an act aimed at paving a path to the Team USA coaching job in Sochi? Our faith in the better nature of humanity is shaken!
• Did union role lead to blackballing of defenseman Chris Campoli?
• Fort Benning -- yeah, that one in Georgia -- has a hockey team. It's a story of hockey taking root in an unexpected place.
• The road-weary Ducks played most of last night's game against Nashville with one leg in the plane back home. But rookie goalie Viktor Fasth stood tall, stealing another one in the shootout to lead Anaheim to a franchise-record 5-1 trip. That was Fasth's eighth-straight win to start his career, making him just the third goalie to go that deep without a loss. The other two? Bob Froese and Patrick Lalime.
• John Tavares stole the show with a hat trick in a 5-1 win over the Devils. The Isles are tough to watch most nights, but more often than not Johnny T is worth the price of admission.
• Jarmo Kekalainen will be allowed to bring in his own coach after the season, according to Mike Russo.
• To paraphrase the great Dante Hicks, Magnus Paajarvi and Nikolai Khabibulin weren't even supposed to be there yesterday, but the Oilers couldn't have pulled off a record-setting, come-from-behind win over the Avalanche without them.Chris Nilan documentary The Last Gladiators