Here’s Pat’s Gazette story.
• Topic for late-Wednesday discussion: Does Tuomo Ruutu’s contract extension in Carolina boost the trade value of Andrei Kostitsyn?
• Must-read: Pierre LeBrun’s excellent feature on P.K. Subban
“I’d freakin’ take him in a heartbeat,” an NHL GM, who requested anonymity, told ESPN.com this week. “No question about it. He’s a great young talent. He can do things few young defensemen can do. I don’t care about the other stuff. He’ll mature as a person and as a player. I can live with that. The Canadiens would be crazy to ever deal him.”
• And 32 years ago today: