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Hockey stick coffee table is worth fighting with your wife over (Reddit)

• This coffee table is made of broken hockey sticks. It's pretty badass. [Reddit Hockey]

• January's three stars, in order: John Tavares, Evgeni Malkin, Pekka Rinne. [NHL]

• The Pittsburgh Penguins have claimed forward Cal O'Reilly, the older brother of Ryan O'Reilly, off re-entry waivers from the Phoenix Coyotes. [TSN]

• This post on the Los Angeles Kings trade history is depressing. Since the Bernie Nicholls trade, of the 16 players they've acquired to be big offensive producers, only 2 have increased their points per game. [The Royal Half]

• And here is a list of players the Kings might target to ruin this year. [Jewels From the Crown]

• More Kings: here's an interview with Salvatore Tecci, the man that filled in for Jonathan Quick while he was off being an All-Star. [Mayors Manor]

• The Calgary Flames have signed and recalled Krys Kolanos, the leading scorer for their affiliate Abbotsford Heat. Kolanos has been dynamite for the Heat this season and certainly earned both the contract and the callup. Motivation has been a bit of an issue for him of late, so I'm sure they're banking on this call-up re-stoking his fire. I'm linking to the Abbotsford release, because I was born in that city. [Abbotsford Heat]

• Here's another angle on the Gaustad/Pacioretty spat from last night. [WGR 550]

• And here's the best angle: Sabres, Habs chirp about who got their asses kicked more by the Boston Bruins. It's much less impressive when put this way. [Days of Y'Orr]

• Nick Hodges's house was burgled. Among the items stolen: about a dozen collectible sports jerseys. "I believe I was targeted during the robbery," he said. "I understand the electronics being stolen but who takes the time to go through wardrobes when robbing a house? Seems a little suspicious to me." Indeed it does. So if someone calls you offering to sell a Theo Fleury Belfast Giants' jersey, call the police. Even if it's Theo Fleury himself. Nay, especially if it's Theo Fleury himself. [Winnipeg Sun]

• The New York Rangers are having a pretty good season. But man, that powerplay... [NY Rangers Blog]

• Crazy stat: The Maple Leafs have been shorthanded 17 times in January. That's the fewest powerplay opportunities for the month of January in the past 20 years. [@TSNResearch]

• A southern Minnesota man has been arrested for a ZUI -- that's Zamboni-ing under the influence. [KDSK]

• Bob McCown maintains that Sidney Crosby has C1 and C2 vertebrae injuries. "Just because the Penguins now say there was no fracture, why should we believe them? Why are they the most credible source?", said the radio host who is not a doctor. [PHT]

• So what did Michael Cammalleri do over the All-Star break? He moved his entire family to Calgary. [Montreal Gazette]

• And finally, the only thing differentiating Patrick Kane from this kid is that the kid looks a couple years older.

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