Daily Pucking Grind. TGIF. January 21

Today’s music choice is Live To Win by Paul Stanley from one of my favourite movies Friday Night Lights.

An early edition today with a meeting that calls for me first thing and busy day throughout.  Later this afternoon I’ll be going with Little Miss Rat Trick to watch some high school hockey at the Bank Atlantic Center.  Then home, then back for tonight’s game against cross state rival the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Not sure what kind of preview you’re getting for tonight, but know this.  The Florida Panthers could be down three defenceman for tonight.  Dmitry Kulikov injured his ribs in the Columbus collapse and is out.  Jason Garrison has re-injured his groin, but might be ok to go.  And we already are missing Captain McCabe who is out with a broken jaw.  Joe Callahan has been called up to take Kulikov’s spot in the lineup.  Check back for the preview around noonish.  I’ll be attending tonight’s game.  Any Rat Trick peeps goin?  Let us know.  Dave has press duty tonight, I had it Wednesday!  Josh? You goin?

Here’s your Friday links, most of which won’t be from this morning.  You’re ok with that right?

Mary O’Malley at Fire That Cannon did her recap of the Columbus game.  Check it out.  She’s pretty proud of her victory, and winning our bet.

Dean Lombardi and the Los Angeles Kings are pretty upset about a call last night.  LA Kings Insider.

Justin Bourne talks about the pressure to fight when your team is getting beat to shreds.

Puck Daddy has the inside track of how the NHL Guardian Project came to be.

Amazing how much press that a marginal player like Kyle Wellwood gets.  Working the corners.

Dr. Frank Conidi the Neurologist for the Florida Panthers talks concussions.  Panthers website.

Adam Proteau from The Hockey News looks at the 10 best off season acquisitions of this season.

Puck Daddy’s Three Stars for Thursday.

All of a sudden the Canucks are struggling.  TSN.

Here’s the TSN scoreboard for Thursday night.

Don’t forget to vote for Panther Ice Dancer Meg in the Ice Dancer Contest.  Hit the like button.  I think she’s leading!

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