So...whoever had last night as a game Carcillo would hurt the Hawks with a bad penalty (and earn face-time with Shanahan) in the SCH pool please contact Sam in Human Resources for your No-prize.
New drinking game: Every time Kane shoots the puck wide short-side, take a shot. Bonus: If the wide shot results in a rush the other way, chug your chaser before all Hawk forwards make it back into the defensive zone. If the last player back is Kane or Stalberg, drink again. (Disclaimer: SCH legal counsel Lionel Hutz wishes us to encourage you to watch responsibly.)
If playing hockey doesn't work out, Oiler forward Ryan Jones could always join the Raconteurs.
Acquire Ales Hemsky at the deadline? Um, no thanks.
As much as I'd like to defend Crawford, last night was a bunny-hop backward for him. Eager, Crow? Ben-frickin'-Eager? And a backhand? Yeesh. Someone spin the Harry Nilsson: More time on the tandem bike with Razor appears to be in order.
Time for the links...
Hayes' mission is clear: Play the body, kid (Jahns)
Lepisto is frustrated, but taking scratches in stride (Kuc)
LATE EDITION: Al Cimaglia thinks Carcillo's days in Chicago, perhaps even the league, may be numbered
ESPN.com's Scott Burnside reflects on the Winter Classic (the recap is linked below)
SI.com's Stu Hackel wrote a minute-by-minute live blog of the Classic. Fun read.