Big travel group: Wednesday notes

A group that looked pretty similar to yesterday, including Kirill Petrov in no-contact red, is made all the more interesting by word that everyone is expected to make the trip tomorrow, including Sebastian Collberg and Petrov. Now, granted, that’s a couple-three skating days they’d miss if they didn’t. But there’s that.

Jesse Root was in town, getting in late last night. Talked to him a bunch about Missouri, the atmosphere and how ridiculously good that team has been. Paper tomorrow.

From Ben Birnell in the Observer-Dispatch, Andrey Pedan on his NHL debut.

Powerful stuff from Patrick O’Sullivan about the abuse he took from his father. (Language warning. But appropriate.)

And no Alex Semin in St. John’s. Aw.

Michael Fornabaio