Yes, I have a soft spot in my hear for ice hockey.

• What’s wrong with the Carolina Hurricanes, in four sentences:

It’s one thing to identify the Carolina Hurricanes as sellers as we head toward the March 2 trade deadline. It’s another thing to consider whether there are any buyers that will come anywhere near the Hurricanes’ wares.

Example: Carolina has $28.95 million committed to Eric Staal and Jordan Staal, Alexander Semin and netminder Cam Ward next season. That’s not good.

Read more of Scott Burnside’s story for ESPN here.

• An NHL team in Las Vegas? Yes, it could happen, says Scott Burnside. And an arena is already under construction there.

• The NHL in Seattle? That’s also a possibility but probably not before 2019, writes ESPN’s Craig Custance.