Every Wednesday night I play two hours of ball hockey, then head to the pub for a well-earned pint or two. It makes for a late night and s a result I am usually feeling pretty foggy on Thursday morning when the alarm goes off. That foggy feeling only gets worse as the day progresses, and as a result I find my writing suffers. With questionable writing talent to begin with I feel it would be unfair to my readership (if I have one) to inflict upon them my sleep-deprived ramblings. Instead I’ve decided to start a new feature here at HockeyHermit.com, called Around the Rink. I’ll post links to the ramblings of some of my favorite hockey bloggers. Here is this week’s Around the Rink:

Joe Pelletier from Greatest Hockey Legends proposes an interesting idea to contemporarize the NHL awards.

Greg Wyshynski AKA Puck Daddy tracks down video evidence of what might just be the worst own goal of the season.

Puck Stops Here over at Kukla’s Korner weighs in with his take on whether or not Ilya Bryzgalov deserves to be a Vezina trophy candidate.

J.J. Guerrero from Canucks Hockey Blog does up a detailed stats comparison between Henrik Sedin and Alexander Ovechkin and their battle for the Art Ross trophy.

And Karl Selvig over at The Hockey Writers debates whether or not it is ever acceptable to root against your own team in the hope they can improve their draft standing for the following season.