Media Blog/Corey Witt: Reported defenseman Mark Streit will play for Switzerland at the World Championship which Mr Logan also reported on in the Islanders Newsday blog here along with what he will have in the paper this week on the lottery, players final thoughts...ect.
Point Blank/Mr Botta: Had some updates on the lottery with an early draft primer.
Colorado Avalanche.com: The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that Executive VP/General Manager Francois Giguere has been relieved from his duties. Effective immediately, Avalanche President and Alternate Governor Pierre Lacroix will oversee the franchise until a new management structure is announced.
Minnesota Wild: The National Hockey League’s (NHL) Minnesota Wild announced today that Head Coach Jacques Lemaire, the only coach in franchise history, is stepping down. The announcement was made at a press conference at Xcel Energy Center.
Buffalo News: Lindy Ruff will coach Canada at the World Championships.
Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio in his Sound Tigers blog reported from practice who is back from the Islanders, updates the injuries with a few words on the schedule and Kyle Okposo.