Hockey News: Kane Out for the Season; Crosby for Hart?

Similar to seasons gone by, Sidney Crosby is the front-runner for the Hart Trophy. But will he actually win it this time? [Global News]

Detroit’s David Legwand won’t be suspended for his nasty spear to Evgeni Malkin’s mid-section. [Wingin It in Motown]

Ales Hemsky with a goal of the year candidate against the Lightning. [Pro Hockey Talk]

Martin Brodeur blames the Devils for Zach Parise’s departure. [Puck Daddy]

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Bad news for the Blackhawks: Patrick Kane is expected to miss the remainder of the regular season with a leg injury. [Chicago Tribune]

What does the Kane injury mean for highly-touted prospect Teuvo Teravainen? [Blackhawk Up]

Paul Ranger has been released from hospital and is in stable condition. [CBC]

Don’t you just love stuff like this? Good job, San Jose. [Canoe]

Meanwhile, are the Sharks really for real this season? [Sports Illustrated]

The Sharks completed their first Western Canada sweep in franchise history.  (Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports)
(Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports)

Team Canada may not have needed Claude Giroux to win gold, but he’s certainly proving his worth to the Flyers. [CSN Philly]

Randy Carlyle might not be James Reimer’s biggest fan. [National Post]

The Leafs also need to focus on playing better, because the playoffs are no guarantee at this point. [Toronto Star]

Rick Nash makes his return to Columbus. [Rant Sports]

And finally, it’s nice for the Sabres to have something to smile about. [SB Nation]