Link City: Malkin for Hart; State of the Sharks

For those that didn't see already, Malkin won't be getting suspended or fined for his hit on Johnny Boychuk yesterday.  [PG]  Claude Julien was not pleased with the hit.  [Trib]

Dejan Kovacevic presents a good case as to why Malkin should win the Hart trophy.  [Trib]

Dan Carcillo signed a two-year contract extension with the [Blackhawks].  He's played in only 28 games this season because of an ACL injury. 

[Puck Daddy] has a roundtable discussion with Sharks bloggers about the state of the team. 

It was the first day of the General Manager meetings. Hybrid Icing is gaining a lot of support, bringing back the red line is not.  [NHL]

Columbus is the first team that is mathematically eliminated from the playoffs.  [Puck Daddy]

Here is video of top draft prospect, Nail Yakupov, getting destroyed in a game on Saturday.