Let's hit the links:
- WaPo on fighting, WTimes on Jeff Carter.
- Danny Briere should play tonight (until his groin gives out again, that is). [Philly Daily News]
- Sure, the Caps are contenders, but what are the Habs doing on the list? [THN]
- A few more stragglers to add to the weekly power rankings, including the Caps down five spots to 10th at Yahoo! Sports, down four to seventh at SI.com, down one to fifth at TSN.ca, down one to sixth at Sportsnet.ca, and holding at fifth at FOXSports.com.
- Simeon Varlamov stopped 26 of 28 shots against in Hershey's 3-2 shootout loss last night. [AHL.com]
- Did you know that Michal Neuvirth is currently on emergency recall? Me neither. [Patriot-News]
- I wonder how long this list would have to be to include Sami Lepisto. [THN]
- It's never too early for a mock draft. Ever. [Canes Country]
- Finally, happy 32nd birthday to Brent Johnson. Get well soon, BJ.