at the draft party a couple of years ago, and under a considerable haze, i heard Birdman yell out the following (about 4 or 5 times, i think) - "don't marry yourselves to players!" he went on to reiterate that idea more than once on the boards, and i believe it to be absolutely sage.
Congrats to the USA for their 2nd Gold Medal at WJC!!!
My John Carlson man crush continues to grow. Still bitter that the Devils didn't draft him.
The Times has a whopping 2 sentence blurb about the win on page 6 under the heading ETC.