- Whale Tales: former Hartford Whalers owner Howard Baldwin trying to lure hockey back to Connecticut.  The mustache of Dave Babych was not available for comment.  [Mass Live]

- St. Louis Blues name Scott Mellanby assistant coach.  Rats beware.  [USA Today]

- The Department of Canadian Heritage may be willing to assist in the “repatriation” of Paul Henderson’s 1972 Team Canada hockey sweater.  Still no word on the federal government kicking in some money for your student loans, though.  [Ottawa Citizen]

- The Hockey Spy breaks down potential top-10 draft pick Medicine Hat Tigers’ 37-goal scorer Emerson Etem.  [The Hockey Writers]

- Daniel Carcillo’s rocky return featured one big hit that no one will be forgetting soon.  [Pro Hockey Talk]

- Anyone else feeling that a fourth overall draft pick is a little much for Tomas Kaberle?  Still, it’s some “food for thought”.  [Maple Leafs Hot Stove]

- Love him, or hate him; Chris Pronger is the best at drawing hatred both on the ice and off of it.  [Puck Daddy]

- Having played for both the Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers, Jeremy Roenick can’t pick a favourite because of his NBC neutrality.  He did acknowledge Chicago’s got nicer people, better nightlife, and better women.  [Detroit Free Press]

- Gunaxin’s got a couple of epic photo galleries featuring both the Blackhawks and Flyers Ice Girls.  Hubba.

- Canucks sign three defensemen to NHL contracts.  [The Province]

- As the series heads back to Philadelphia there’s ample reason that the Flyers shouldn’t be counted out just yet.  [Kurtenblog]

- We never should have doubted it:  Lidstrom to return to Wings.  [DetNews]