Daily Pucking Grind. Blue Roast. February 8.

Today’s music selection is Dakota by Sterophonics. Because it’s a good performance.

Tonight the Florida Panthers will host the St. Louis Blues as they begin an ever important five game homestand that could define the season.  Or at least determine the teams playoff fate.  There are 10 points up for grabs, and at a minimum I’m looking at getting seven of those.

The trade deadline is also approaching and what happens on this homestand will affect the wheeling and dealing that general manager Dale Tallon does.  As always the Panthers are in the trade talk mix as there’s always a player or two that could be on the move.  The biggest name this season happens to be Tomas Vokoun.  There are arguments for keeping him here, and arguments for trading him for either picks or players that will help us in the future.  Stay tuned.  it will be interesting if noting else.  Pregame post will be here later today, so make sure you come back.  Your links after the jump.

Here’s your Tuesday links:

In case you missed it either during the Super Bowl, or in yesterday’s news, here’s that awkward moment for A-Rod that was caught live.  He’s going to catch a lot of “you know what” all season long for this.  The one-liners will plentiful.

Bet you didn’t know that Alice Cooper liked hockey.  Examiner.

Phil Kessel is frustrated in Toronto.  Leafs Nation.

Pierre LeBrun with some rumor madness as the trade deadline talk hears up.  ESPN.

Puck Daddy’s Three Stars for Monday night.

How NHL Teams decide which coach to hire.  The Hockey News.

The Calgary Flames seem to be coming together.  Ryan Pike.  The Hockey Writers.

Former Florida Panther Keith Ballard is out with a knee injury.  TSN.ca.

The Monday scoreboard. TSN.ca

Down Goes Brown has the inside info on Gary Bettman’s Super Bowl Party

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