Here they are folks, your AM time wasters. Enjoy:
Gamers and More:
Minnesota Wild say T.J. Oshie slewfoot Andrew Ebbett | Morning Skate | STLtoday - Article from the Saint Louis area newspaper. The interesting part is the guy in the comments who says Oshie has never done anything like this before. Mr. Campbell? Is that you?
Harding shows up; teammates don't | StarTribune.com - Russo's gamer. Check out his lines about the shots on goal. Now check out mine. Who ever said great minds think alike, obviously never met me.
Wild look flat in 1-0 loss to Blues - TwinCities.com - Brothers' gamer. You know you aren't going to read it, I know you aren't going to read it, but it is the Saint Paul paper. Come on. Give him a chance.
St. Louis Blues 1, Wild 0; Ebbett injured after apparent Oshie slewfoot; Vigneault-Hordichuk reax to Boogaard's claim | StarTribune.com - Russo's Rants from after the game. Some good quotes from Vancouver that are not in the links below.
More Gonchar v Clutterbuck:
Clutterbuck's Anger at Gonchar, NHL Justified -- NHL FanHouse - Just thought I would pass it along.
Pouliot Fitting in Well in MTL:
Pouliot thriving in a fresh start with Canadiens
It is extremely rare in professional sports that both teams involved in a trade walk away completely happy with the results, however in the case of the deal that sent Benoit Pouliot to the Canadiens for Guillaume Latendresse, both sides are smiling at the moment. - Well said. I am glad to see Pouls doing well. I really am.
Pouliot finds fit as crease crasher
Hockey news, analysis and statistics from every NHL market in Canada! We've brought together the best of the best hockey reporters and columnists from 9 major newspapers, covering your favourite teams in depth. - This one I don't get. He gets traded, and suddenly he realizes that everything his coaches have been telling him for five years is actually true? Huh. Well, congrats.
Pouliot At Home With The Canadiens - Habs Eyes On The Prize - SBN Blogger's viewpoint. Honestly, probably the best of the pieces.
Reactions from Boogaard's Claim about Vancouver Coach:
More Canucks drama - The Globe and Mail - The Toronto take on the whole situation. Becuase, you know, if Toronto doesn't weigh in, then it didn;t really happen.
Canucks coach Vigneault denies Wild allegation he ordered Hordichuk to fight - Vancouver Sun (ie, source of all of the quotes in the other articles)
Fighting words? That's debatable | StarTribune.com - Russo's take.
News from the System:
Chiefs axe Flanagan, name owner Smith interim head coach
Johnstown, Pa. – In an effort to turn around a dismal season, the Johnstown Chiefs relieved head coach Jeff Flanagan of his duties Sunday and announced that owner Neil Smith will serve as the team’s interim coach. Smith will be joined … - In case you all missed it, this is the Wild's ECHL affiliate. They fired their coach, and the owner is coaching them.
johnstownchiefs.com: News - The news directly from the team.
Last but not Least:
Hitting The Post: NHL Recap 1-14-10: Goalies gone wild; Goals goals goals in the desert - Friend of the blog KiPA does an NHL recap everyday. If you are tired of the same old take on what happened in the NHL, check out his recap. Usually good for at least a laugh or two.
Hitting The Post: Do we have a winner? - KiPA puts to rest the question of "Who was the worst off-season free agent signing?"
Crosby helps Penguins douse Flames - Taiwan News Online - This link only has a little blurb about the Wild. The point of it? To show that the Taiwan News has more hockey coverage than ESPN does. Enjoy.
Enjoy your day, Wilderness.