The latest on Martin Brodeur, Chris Kunitz, Tim Thomas and Antti Raanta, updates on the Rangers and Stars, the role of fighting in hockey, and Doug Weight to be inducted into the US Hockey Hall of Fame.

Martin Brodeur facing a sad homecoming in Montreal.

Martin Brodeur facing a sad homecoming in Montreal.

NORTHJERSEY.COM: Tonight’s game in Montreal will be a sad homecoming for Devils goalie Martin Brodeur, playing in his hometown for the first time since his father, long-time Canadiens photographer Denis Brodeur, passed away on September 26.

POST-GAZETTE.COM: Winger Chris Kunitz’s play as Sidney Crosby’s linemate is leading to speculation he could join Crosby on Team Canada for the Sochi Olympics, but his focus is on the Penguins.

MIAMI HERALD: Team USA decision-makers have placed Florida Panthers goalie Tim Thomas on their short list of possible goalies.

NEW YORK POST: Rangers coach Alain Vigneault won’t reveal if he’ll start Henrik Lundqvist or Cam Talbot in tonight’s game against the Winnipeg Jets.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Talbot’s been superb so far, with a  6-0 record, a 1.48 GAA and .946 save percentage.

CSNCHICAGO.COM: Blackhawks backup Antti Raanta has made a smooth transition to the NHL game, with a 2.16 GAA and .917 SP in the three games he’s appeared in so far.

DALLAS MORNING NEWS: The Dallas Stars continue to struggle on the power-play, sitting dead last in the league in that category.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: That stat won’t be improved with Tyler Seguin listed as day-to-day with concussion symptoms.

DENVER POST: Mike Chambers and Adrian Dater present an in-depth examination on fighting in hockey.

NEWSDAY: NY Islanders assistant coach Doug Weight will be inducted tonight into the US Hockey Hall of Fame, along with his former Team USA teammate Bill Guerin.

NOTE: Games involving Canadian NHL teams will be recapped in “Canadian Corner”.