- Yesterday's Tampa Bay Lightning loss to the Capitals, recapped by the opposition. [Japer's Rink]
- Would you prefer to hear an assessment from more friendly voices? Someone who actually roots for the Lightning and not the opposition? Here ya go.... [Bolt Prospects]
- Up north, things didn't fare much better for the Syracuse Crunch - they were dropped 3-1 by the Toronto Marlies last night. [Bolt Prospects]
- You notice J.T. Brown getting more ice time? Brown's earned the right by way of his play of late. [Tampa Bay Times]
- "It was our dream to be here. Now I'm here, I just want him to be here, too. It'll be nice to see him in a couple years, next year." - Nikita Kucherov remarking about his best friend Nikita Gusev who currently plays in the KHL and is Lightning property. [Tampa Bay Times]
- Attention holiday shoppers!
- Speaking of sales and value shopping... Who is bringing the best value to their NHL clubs? Here's one assessment. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]
- Austen Matthews is not Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel... He's the next top pick of an NHL entry draft. [Today's Slapshot]
- It has not been a great season for Sidney Crosby from several angles. Getting cross-checked in the head by Brandon Dubinsky is the latest of them. [SB Nation]
- With Carey Price once again sidelined for the Montreal Canadiens, it gives Mike Condon another chance in the crease to show his stuff. [All Habs]
- Vincent Lecavalier hasn't exactly played savior on ice for the Philadelphia Flyers (and I could write a book about this... my chief criticism landing on the choice of where to play), but he has played the savior (or at least been kind) to a pair of boys who lost their father in a fire. (Translation program required) [TVA Sports]
- Many look to the North American traditional developmental leagues (college, the CHL) at the development of talent tied to NHL teams and their development. Yet there are guys of note over in the Swedish Hockey League who also are the property of NHL teams and who are worth checking on. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]
- Derek Stepan is out of the Rangers lineup indefinitely after breaking some ribs. [ESPN]
- 2014-15 New Jersey Devils = / = 2015-16 New Jersey Devils? [All About the Jersey]
- ESPN's taken to streaming the NWHL pretty good... Could a TV type deal be in the works? Today's Slapshot]
Other views on last night's Lightning loss, prospects of the Lightning system (and elsewhere), values of the NHL and forthcoming TV deals for the NWHL?