Link City: Malkin in SI

The new [Sports Illustrated] has an article about Evgeni Malkin.

"Geno can dominate because he understands the spatial part of the game so well," says Bylsma, using the Americanization of Malkin's Russian nickname, which is pronounced ZHEN-ya. "In sheer skill level Geno probably has to be rated higher [than Crosby]. There's magic there, a little bit different than what Sid has."

E.J. Hradek looks ahead to the upcoming free agent market.  [NHL]

Ron Wilson's days in Toronto will probably be over if the Leafs don't make the playoffs.  [Puck Daddy]

A look back at last years deal between the Stars and Penguins. [Defending Big D]

There were some dirty hits in last night's game between the Sharks and Flyers.  No [suspensions].  The whole game was pretty vicious, Wayne Simmonds was out of his mind. 

Not a whole lot of news today, four games in the NHL tonight.