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Inside NHL video room; Visnovsky returning to Isles; Luc Robitaille on HIMYM (Puck Headlines)

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• Since everybody's talking about the Super Bowl power outage, let's relive the insane fog and power outage of the 1988 Stanley Cup Final.

• Great stuff from Rob Rossi on what goes on inside the NHL video room. [TribLive]

John Erskine doesn't agree with Brendan Shanahan characterizing his elbow on Wayne Simmonds as a reckless play: "I don't think it was a reckless play or a reckless elbow,” Erskine said. “I wasn't flying down the ice a hundred miles an hour with my elbow up in the air. That's what [Shanahan] called it, and I gotta live with it." [Washington Times]

• Wayne Simmonds might disagree, especially since he'll miss Tuesday's game and could miss Thursday's game with that concussion. [Philly]

• Speaking of concussions, does James Wisniewski have one? Not officially. But this update doesn't sound all that promising. Todd Richards: "He's not moving briskly." [Blue Jackets Xtra]

• In more encouraging injury news, the Dallas Stars have activated Derek Roy from the IR. [Stars]

• Lubomir Visnovsky is on his way to Long Island, and could draw in as early as Thursday. Jack Capuano: "There’s a good chance that he’ll go in. We’re going to have to see, evaluate that situation when he gets here. If he was here right off the bat, it would have alleviated some of those minutes obviously with Andrew [MacDonald] and Travis [Hamonic].” [NY Post]

• Good news for the Lightning: Vincent Lecavalier has a bone bruise, not a break, after receiving a Sami Salo slapshot to the foot. [Tampa Bay]

• Washington Capital GM George McPhee dismisses the rumours that he's interested in Roberto Luongo -- rumours that started when Canucks GM Mike Gillis was seen at Sunday afternoon's Capitals/Penguins game. “We have not had one conversation about goaltending,” McPhee said. “And on TV they’re talking about what prospect I’m going to give up. Well, I could never take [Luongo’s] contract.” [The Globe & Mail]

• If things with Braden Holtby keep up, McPhee might want to have that conversation about goaltending. He's had a rough start to the season. [RMNB]

• Early in the season, the Tampa Bay Lightning are the NHL's luckiest team. The NHL's least lucky team? The Calgary Flames. [NHL Numbers]

• How important is Ryan O'Reilly to the Avalanche? [JibbleScribbits]

• O'Reilly could be that important to the Toronto Maple Leafs too. Here's why they should offer-sheet him. [Pension Plan Puppets]

• Devin Setoguchi's in the doghouse in Minnesota. He'll either be on the 4th line or in the press box for the Wild's next game, and Mike Russo reports that he's on the trading block as well. [Star-Tribune]

• Jonathan Bernier's mask is still a paint job away from being complete. I think he should keep it how it is. I like the clean look. [Mayor's Manor]

• The IIHF has released the schedule for the 2014 World Junior tournament. Better go ahead and make sure your calendar is clear on December 31st. [IIHF]

• Investigating the instigator penalty, and how its evolution changed the NHL. [NHL]

• An interview with Doug Massey, the president of Gay Hockey Ohio. [Columbus Alive]

• Is "Robert" Luongo on his way "to" Vancouver? Wouldn't that be something. [PITB]

• And finally, Monday night's How I Met Your Mother features all sorts of Canadiana and Canadian guest stars, one of which is Luc Robitaille. Here's a sneak peek:

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