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Friday Afternoon Getaway

Some news around the NHL and beyond on this Friday afternoon...

Hockey News

  • Is fatigue finally catching up to Capitals goalie Simeon Varlamov? [Japer's Rink]
  • The Phoenix Coyotes saga has been going on for days now, and it won't stop until something is resolved. It's been front page news in Canada, and as a Toronto-based journalist, James Mirtle has been covering it like a bandit. He profiles Coyotes' current owner Jerry Moyes, looks from the perspective of the Coyotes fan, and well.. he covers every other angle you can think of. [From The Rink]
  • Alex Ovechkin death threats? [Puck Daddy]
  • So, uh, Versus isn't really the best TV partner after all. [Kukla]
  • Patrick Roy, a member of the Colorado Avalanche again? [Denver Post]
  • A rat + a sideline reporter = hilarious. [Deadspin]
  • Wings fans take over Anaheim. [YouTube]
  • Thursday playoff scores: Hawks 2, Canucks 1. Wings 6, Ducks 3. 
  • And tonight's games: Boston at Carolina, Washington at Pittsburgh.

Other Sports

  • Manny Ramirez has been suspended 50 games for violating baseball's drug policy [True Blue LA], and Phillies utility man Matt Stairs has an opinion about that. [The Fightins]