-Despite some past friction, Mathieu Garon doesn't have a problem with Michel Therrien.
-Ed Olczyk is still a believer.
-Sidney Crosby will have a long weekend.
-If Alex Ovechkin had to pick five players to have on the ice along with him, Crosby would be one of them.
-Jordan Staal is one of many quality centers which came out of the 2006 draft.
-Paul Bissonnette, Dustin Jeffrey, Bill Thomas and other might be teammates, but they're all competing with each other at the same time.
-Tim Wallace will have to grow a moustache for the next month.
-EN contributor Eric Politowski spotted an old fight between former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins goon David Koci and Dennis Bonvie, then of the rival Hershey Bears:
-The Flyers have inquired about the health of former forward Peter Forsberg.
-Canadiens forward and former Penguin Alex Kovalev will be the captain for the Eastern Conference in the All-Star Lame Game. San Jose's Joe Thornton will wear the "C" for the Western Conference.
-Montreal demoted forwards Kyle Chipchura and Gregory Stewart to Hamilton of the AHL.
-Shockingly, Maple Leafs overlord Brian Burke is not in favor of doing away with fighting.
-Toronto defenseman Tomas Kaberle doesn't feel like a real all-star.
-Forward Blake Wheeler has turned out to be the real deal for the Bruins.
-The Bruins demoted forwards Martin St. Pierre, Vladimir Sobotka and defenseman Matt Lashoff to Providence of the AHL.
-There's a fake version of Senators forward Daniel Alfredsson (right) on Twitter. Fake Alfredsson apparently wears a shirt.
-The Lightning demoted forward Steve Downie and defenseman Ty Wishart to Norfolk of the AHL.
-Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski is apparently a Hartford Whalers fan.
-Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau wants his team to improve.
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