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Hockey Talk On The Shortest Day Of The Year

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

- Every other day, when there’s some kind of debate over a suspendible hit in the NHL, somebody yearns for the good old days of respect in hockey. When was that, exactly? In the ’60s, when Gordie Howe was drilling elbows in people’s heads. In the ’70s, when the Philadelphia Flyers were creating havoc on a nightly basis and stick swinging was in vogue. In the ’80s, when Mark Messier was steamrolling players into the boards from behind? I must have missed this era of respect.

- First and second impressions of the Florida rookie, Aleksander Barkov: He’s the next Jonathan Toews, sort of, only younger, larger and physically stronger.

- Will anyone have a better defence in Sochi than Sweden with Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Erik Karlsson, Niklas Kronwall, Victor Hedman and the possibilities of Alex Edler, Niklas Hjalmarsson and Jonas Brodin? And who would have thought this — a question in goal with the suddenly shaky Henrik Lundqvist?


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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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