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Hitting The Links: SB Nation Hockey

Let's dig into SB Nation's 29 other hockey blogs this Sunday.



At Anaheim Calling, light-the-lamp writes about Zamboni driver Joel Francisco, who was killed in a motorcycle crash. Wow, this really starts out our link dump on a happy note.

A look at all 14 olympic hockey jersey's by bruinshockeynow over at Stanley Cup of Chowder. Check out Team Canada's new black jersey.

Andy Boron muses on where goaltender Ryan Miller could end up as the trade deadline approaches, over at Die By The Blade.

Bob Wage wonders if his team will make the Stanley Cup Playoffs, over at Canes Country.

Greg Boyson at Second City Hockey takes an interesting look inside the numbers in preparation for the Bruins/Blackhawks matchup later on today.

When did Patrick Roy know that it was time to hang it up? Does Martin Brodeur have the ability to look himself in the mirror and say – "You're about to turn 42, hang it up, man." Sandie Gauthier at Mile High Hockey reflects on this and other things.

Don’t look now, but the Blue Jackets have won six games in a row. Jeff Little writes about it at The Cannon.

A look at illegal hits over at Defending Big D, as the NHL mulls over whether to suspend Jamie Benn, by Erin Bolen.

At Winging it in Motown, stripe goes in-depth for the Grand Rapids Griffins 3-0 win over Joey McDonald and the Abbotsford Heat.

Over at Copper and Blue, dawgbone98 “fixes” the Oilers in the first of a three part series.

Donny Rivette over at Litter Box Cats writes about the Panthers hosting the 2015 draft.

Mat Brigidi writes about possible injury replacements to this years Olympic squad, over at SB Nations Hockey hub. .

JS Landry at Hockey Wilderness covers fan-favorite Guillaume Latendresse's transition from player to broadcaster, with RDS.

The Montreal Canadiens‘ PK Subban recently had the nerve to show emotion when he scored an overtime game winner to defeat the Ottawa Senators, 5-4. Andrew Berkshire has the story.

On the Forecheck's Dirk Hoag calls for a changing of the guard in the Nashville Predator's front office.

Ryan Stimson has started to run a comprehensive passing tracking system for In Lou We Trust. Click through to find out more. If you're interested in doing the same thing for Matchsticks & Gasoline, shoot us an email.

Dan Saraceni tells the story of how the New York Islanders gave Thomas Vanek a Greek Dinner to try and convince him to stay on at Nassau Coliseum, over at Lighthouse Hockey. (Warning: Satire).

A brief rundown of the Rangers, over at Blueshirt Banter by Evan Sporer.

Amelia L talks about how best to honour Senators history, over at Ottawa Silver Seven.

Kurt R. of Broad Street Hockey runs down the Steve Mason contract extension, It’s not exactly a bad deal, but the timing could have been better.

Christopher Hair dives into the numbers and gives us a look inside Mike Ribiero's game, over at Five for Howling.

TK-Noodle muses over how “elite” Marc-Andre Fleury is, over at Pensburgh.

At Fear the Fin, author holiday park writes about how opponents strengths affect your own teams' performance.

This just in: the Blues aren’t very good against teams in California. St. Louis is currently one-of-eight in matchups with the Far West. J-Mill of St. Louis Game Time dives into the why.

So, Martin St. Louis had another hat trick, all in the first period. He totaled four goals against the San Jose Sharks, but the Bolts still lost. Read more at Raw Charge, by Patti McDonald.

Over at Pension Plan Puppets, they're calling for the head of Randy Carlisle – the only question is when. PPP has the story.

Nucks Misconduct has a blow-by-blow synopsis of the FlamesCanucks debacle last night, by Zanstorm.

A great roundup of the Washington Capitals, at Japers Rink by Becca H.

At Arctic Ice Hockey – we have 10 things to love about hockey (and three things to hate) by HappyCaraT.

Thanks for reading. Tomorrow, the Sharks.

by Kevin Kraczkowski