Enjoy a rare break from NHL lockout coverage, as today’s notable blogs center upon Mikko Koivu, selection of fourth line players, a guide to heckling, hilarity from Down Goes Brown, and USA Hockey celebrates a notable milestone.


Is Mikko Koivu worthwhile for your fantasy hockey team?

DOBBERHOCKEY: Terry Campkin checks in with another installment of his fantasy hockey “Geek of the Week”. This week: Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu.

NHLNUMBERS.COM: Kent Wilson on how to pick fourth line players.

UNITED STATES OF HOCKEY: USA Hockey celebrates its 75th anniversary.

BACKHAND SHELF: Chris Lund on the science of being an effective heckler. Being witty rather than being rude is a big plus!

DOWN GOES BROWN: Inside Gary Bettman’s annual Halloween party. Scary!