The NFL and NBA have stepped up preventative measure against viruses and diseases in wake of the NHL's mumps outbreak, ESPN.com's Johnette Howard writes.
Even now, the question of "Will Don Cherry be back?" -- or even "Should he be back?" -- remains unsettled. It's been fodder for a piping hot national debate in Canada, Johnette Howard writes.
Rick DiPietro makes the same crack about his fragile health that everyone else makes to his face and behind his back. The Islanders' well-paid, oft-injured, now-backup goalie isn't quitting.
I'm entering an NHL lockout cone of silence. You're welcome to join me there, if you like. So far, it's bliss.