Hockey News: Team Canada Hopefuls; Rogers NHL Deal

Evidently, Rick Vaive is re-thinking his decision to sue the National Hockey League. [Associated Press]

Pretty good start for Ilya Bryzgalov in an Oilers uniform. [Edmonton Sun]

Michele Therrien is now on the PK Subban for Sochi bandwagon. [TSN]

(Photo: Andy Martin Jr)
(Photo: Andy Martin Jr)

Much like Canada in 2010, it’s gold or bust for the Russians. [NHL]

Many people believe Chris Kunitz should be on Team Canada because he brings out the best in Sidney Crosby. But he’s also been among the leagues top scorers the past couple seasons. [Pensburgh]

Another take on the Kunitz conundrum. [ESPN]

Penguins management is in denial about the teams recent playoff woes. [The]

Should Pittsburgh consider pulling a Brent Burns with Kris Letang? [Pens Labyrinth]

A quick look at this list of the top 10 goalies in each conference makes one wonder what exactly it’s based on. [CBC]

Some people on the West Coast hadn’t had their breakfast by the time the Flyers/Jets game was over. [Globe and Mail]

Alex Steen’s production should have tailed off by now, right? [Bleacher Report]

Alexander Steen Blues
Steen is tied for the goal lead in the NHL (Icon SMI)

The Toronto Maple Leafs had zero shots on net in the third period and overtime, and still could have won the game. If that isn’t a capsule of their season I don’t know what is. [Toronto Star]

Joffery Lupul is injured again. Gotta feel for the guy. [National Post]

Need a goalie? Jose Theodore is available. [Sportsnet]

Roberto Luongo will be ditching his “Movember” mask. [The Canuck Way]

Are the Hurricanes ready to trade Tim Gleason? [Cardiac Cane]

A look at what Rogers takeover of the NHL means for fans. [Montreal Gazette]

And finally, an accurate summary of what ails both the Penguins and Maple Leafs: