Hockey Headlines: Kane Suspended; The Future of Steven Stamkos

A collection of the latest news from around the world of hockey:

Have the Canadiens given up on the season? [Sportsnet]

Evaluating each teams’ needs at the trade deadline. [TSN]

After Laurent Brossoit’s performance against the Jets, the Oilers are feeling good about their goaltending. [Edmonton Journal]

What’s wrong with Taylor Hall lately? [Today’s Slap Shot]. Does he miss being the top dog? Can he and Connor McDavid co-exist on the same team?

The Coyotes tried to tank last season to get the first overall pick. Them and a few others I’d imagine. [Hockeybuzz]

Sorry to every team who wants Steven Stamkos, but he won’t be traded this season. [Yahoo]. Maybe Steve Yzerman is confident he can re-sign Stamkos, and doesn’t have to worry about losing him for nothing. If not, the Lightning are taking a risk in their quest to win a Cup. Maybe he’ll trade him anyway but wants to shut people up. Can’t wait to see how this plays out. [Toronto Sun]

Evander Kane hasn’t learned from his past mistakes in Winnipeg. [Buffalo News], [Ottawa Citizen]

Pavel Datsyuk is a great player. But he isn’t better than Sidney Crosby. [The Ex]

T’was a wild game between the Ducks and Flames. [Fox Sports]. Before the season started, I chose Anaheim as my Stanley Cup champion. It was looking bad a while, but they’re starting to remind me why I made that pick. [Along the Boards]

Justin Williams prepares to face his former team. [LA Times]. Mike Richards accepts responsibility for how things played out with the Kings. [ESPN]

Corey Crawford deserves the chance to play for Team Canada at the World Cup. [The Star]

Has Pekka Rinne been benched? [The Hockey News]

Oilver Ekman-Larsson isn’t paid as much as other top defencemen in the league but he’s just as valuable. [SI]

And finally, here are some suggestion for Minnesota’s new coach. [Hockey Wilderness]