By Allan Muir
A guide to this morning’s must-read hockey stories:
• They’re not just talking about Ryan Kesler in Vancouver. They’re still on about Nail Yakupov’s goal celebration and the need to help players learn to celebrate responsibly.
• The Canucks still don’t have a timetable for Kesler’s return. They won’t really know what they are — or what they need — until he skates.
• Logan Couture shows support for the San Francisco 49ers with the first-known display of Kaepernicking on ice. Oh, and the San Jose Sharks are now 7-0.
• Paul Stastny’s early minus-3 was forgiven after a pair of late goals led the Avs to a surprising 6-3 win over the Flames that left Adrian Dater a little loopy.
• Goals are like bananas because they come in bunches. That’s the wit and wisdom of Tampay Bay coach Guy Boucher.
• Another day another missed deadline in the root canal that is the Phoenix Coyotes story.
• More than a year after former Canucks’ enforcer Rick Rypien killed himself, his brother is at the forefront of a month-long initiative by Canada’s NHL teams to raise mental health awareness.
• The Predators and Kings went eight rounds deep into the shootout before Nashville finally pulled it out.