from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, • I look at the Red Wings and wonder: Is this the beginning of the end of the 100-point teams? And if this is how they play after Brian Rafalski is gone, what happens when Nicklas Lidstrom retires?
• Two words that never came up in Luke Schenn’s contract negotiations: Healthy scratch.
• Good for Joe Nieuwendyk, taking a shot at Sheldon Souray, after a year of being embarrassed in the AHL. Souray is second in goal-scoring among NHL defenceman and has been a big factor in Dallas’ surprisingly strong start.