Jack Eichel, Captain America; Charles Barkley, NHL Commish; WJC news (Puck Headlines)

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• Tampa Bay's Alex Killorn just shot to the top of the list as the most awesome off-ice NHL'er on the planet. [@AKillorn19]

• World Junior Championships kick of today! Make sure you bookmark Buzzing the Net for all your WJC needs, wants, and desires. [Buzzing the Net]

• Here's the NHL Network-US 2015 WJC live broadcast schedule. As an added bonus for the US coverage, Dan Bylsma (rememba' him?) will add game analysis. [NHL]

• Captain America is ... wait for it ... Steve Rogers. Just kidding. That's the actual Captain America. For WJC, whose else, but Jack Eichel will don the 'C' for the Americans. [USA Hockey]

• This is a question a whole article was formed around: "Does Charles Barkley know more about the NHL than Gary Bettman?" [Forbes]

• In Devils news not related to the DeBoer firing, Patrik Elias has the mumps! [PHT]

• A group has filed a petition to recall Glendale councilman Gary Sherwood. Why does this matter to you? He voted in favor of "... the city's $225 million deal for the Arizona Coyotes to manage the Gila River Arena." [AZ Central]

• There's a rumor going around that Toronto defenseman Jake Gardiner might be on the market. Should the Red Wings take a run at acquiring him? [Octopus Thrower]

• The Lightning have reassigned goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy to Syracuse. [Lightning]

• Parity in the league has never been tighter. That's a good thing! Here's some data to back it up. [NHL to Seattle]

• Is the Winter Classic no longer as special as it once was? [Puck Drunk Love]

• If you haven't watched the Panthers play, you just might be missing out on one of the surprise young teams of the NHL. As much crap as they get for their attendance numbers, they got a taste of a playoff atmosphere - AT HOME IN FLORIDA - versus Pittsburgh. [Fox Sports Florida]

• Former NHL goaltender, goalie coach, and current TSN Analyst, Jamie McLennan talks shoot-outs, the effects it has on all players, the mentality behind it, and more. [TSN]

• Of bright spots for Boston there might a be only a few this season. One is the third line, providing Bruins with strength in numbers. [Bruins Daily]

• Power, resistance, and women in hockey. [Puckology]

• The Flames saving grace: the powerplay. [Flames Nation]

• Oh Oilers. The kind of goaltending that makes a saint swear. [Oilers Nation]

• Peter Taglianetti connection with the Penguins goes beyond his two Stanley Cups won 20 years ago. His twin sons now work for the organization. [Tribune Live]

• This is fantastic. "Hockey Hair: Who Rocked What?" Oh my Jagr. Ryan Getzlaf is probably so jealous. [Canucks Corner]

• Remembering the Nassau Coliseum 'Santa Brawl'. [Islanders Point Blank]

• Hockey Skates: The Worst Christmas Gift EVER. [Puck Buddys]

• Grinches! Cornwall [Canada] family ordered by city to dismantle neighborhood ice rink. How is this legal in Canada?! [CTV Ottawa]

• Finally, Luc Robitaille's South Park Christmas greeting. Yes, THAT South Park. [Mayor's Manor]

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