Coffee Companion (9/21): It was a hockey night in Baltimore

Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.  

Running it back:


The Ravens on Tuesday reached an agreement on a five-year, $61 million deal with Haloti Ngata, one of the game's most dominant interior linemen. ... Robert Andino hit a three-run double in the eighth inning to lead the Orioles to a 7-5 victory over the Red Sox. ... Maryland coach Randy Edsall has developed a plan for bringing back suspended receivers Ronnie Tyler and Quintin McCree before the end of 2011. ... A sellout crowd watched the Predators beat the Capitals, 2-0, in the inaugural Baltimore Hockey Classic.

Hitting the links:


1. The Haloti Ngata deal is key for the team's future [ESPN]

2. Joe Flacco isn't focusing on his next contract [FOX Sports]

3. The Ravens were among Week 2's disappointments []

4. Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck silenced some critics by beating the Ravens [The Tennessean]


5. The Ravens have to be consistent to be elite [CSN Baltimore]

6. Here's a Q&A with Bryant McKinnie [Baltimore Sun]

7. Robert Andino is gaining nugget status [Orioles Insider]

8. If the Orioles sign Prince Fielder, their future will look brighter [CSN Baltimore]

9. Who is your Most Valuable Oriole? [Orioles Insider]

10. Gary Williams talks about the new-look ACC [CSN Baltimore]

11. For Baltimore's hockey diehards, Tuesday's exhibition lifted hopes for a minor league team [Baltimore Sun]

12. The rink conditions at 1st Mariner Arena affected play during the game [Washington Post]


13. Tyler Sloan called the ice "dangerous" [Capitals Insider]

Video of the morning:

Check out the ball boy behind the net when this shot is fired wide [via Hot Clicks]

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