Best Of The SB Nation Network: February 16, 2011

We have 294 fantastic sports blogs in SB Nation, so in case you didn't have a chance to read them all today we've collected the best stuff right here. Get sports smart in no time fast!


- The Copper & Blue has a list of Oilers that could be on the block at the NHL trade deadline.

- Defending Big D wonders if it's time to question the Stars mental toughness.

- Silver Seven analyzes the Chris Kelly trade.


- The Panthers have the #1 pick, could it be used on Nick Fairley? Cat Scratch Reader interviews the man from Auburn.

- Windy City Gridiron asks how much is a team obligated to give answers to the media, and what is considered media nowadays?.

- Acme Packing Company notes that Super Bowl-winning coach Mike McCarthy is set to get a new deal with lots of $$.

- A scenario for trading Carson Palmer? Cincy Jungle takes a look.

College Sports

- Along the Olentangy appreciates Ohio State's 71-61 win over Michigan State last night and notes that both teams made good on their respective promises, the Spartans' not to quit and the Buckeyes' to bounce back.

- Maryland blog Testudo Times says that Terrapins AD Kevin Anderson should have known that Randy Shannon's buyout from Miami made him unhireable at Maryland. And just for fun, Every Day Should Be Saturday has a list of all of the coaches on Maryland's list ahead of Randy Edsall, including one "Barrel Monster."

- Bruins Nation approves of UCLA's choice of Joe Tresey as the Bruins' new defensive coordinator.

- With college baseball opening this weekend, Corn Nation predicts that the new bats will mean baseball games will be more about pitching and infield defense than in the past.


- DRaysBay notices a lot of relievers in Rays camp and tries to figure out who goes where.

- Purple Row brings everyone up to speed on ERA, FIP, and xFIP.

- Lookout Landing reviews Ichiro's contact skills from 2010.

- Amazin' Avenue doesn't care for the way Jayson Stark dismisses the Mets' offseason while acknowledging that their hands were tied by limited payroll flexibility.

Combat Sports

- Gal's Guide to MMA asks if we should care about the return of Gina Carano to MMA.

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