The science fiction author Theodore Sturgeon once said "90% of everything is crap."
Sturgeon was talking about writing, but it wouldn't be that hard to point him to the current season and get the same assessment, either.
Meanwhile, Filly don't do rebounds. Or forecheck. Or backcheck. Or play in the NHL.
At Full Mental Jackets, Greg is Mad As Hell, and that's probably not helped by rumors that Jeff Carter wants out of town. At this point, they seem to be rumors and nothing more, but it's a nasty return to the uncertainty of the offseason when Carter went silent following his trade. I don't blame him for being upset. I don't blame him for being frustrated with the current state of the team. But I do blame him if he's dogging it and demanding a trade out of town without bothering to compete.
Over at Puck Daddy, yesterday included spectacular EN failure, tales of Matt Cooke from none other than Brad May, a chat with Jason Garrison about being a late bloomer, why OSU's student section is awesome, an old-school style wanted poster for Vancouver Rioters, and predicting Paul Maurice is done in Carolina.
For prospect fans, Blueshirt Banter had a great interview with Rangers assistant GM Jim Schoenfeld to talk about running their AHL franchise.
A group is attempting to buy Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment, the parent company of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Marlie, Toronto FC, and Raptors. What makes this really interesting is that it appears Wayne Gretzky is getting involved.
Finally, DBJ offers a look at the buzz around RIck Nash and how he needs to handle the adversity of this season.