NHL Morning Links - Dec. 5

The New York Rangers knocked one of their key lingering business issues off the checklist on Wednesday, securing Henrik Lundqvist to a seven-year, $59 million extension. So that's one down, but we still wait to hear of developments on the Ryan Callahan and Dan Girardi fronts.

On the ice, our Neil Greenberg has noticed a recent trend that should help those in the fantasy hockey realm; namely, that Carl Hagelin, Brad Richards and Callahan lead the league in offensive zone start percentage. This is a hallmark of Alain Vigneault's decision-making, and generally leads to an increase in scoring efficiency. Let's hit some other hot topics around the league...