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• Hall of Famer Paul Coffey shills hot specialty beverages. [Reddit Hockey]

• How serious are the New Jersey Devils' financial troubles? They're on track lose $20 million this season, they might need the NHL to advance them some money for payroll, and they might trade Zach Parise for draft picks to free up some money. [The Fourth Period]

• Inside Alex Ovechkin's $4.2 million monster house, which features "5 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms, and a massive 11,000 square feet of space." Finally, a house where, if 5 guests are concurrently occupying bathrooms, there are still two and a half bathrooms available for emergencies. [Business Insider]

Manny Malhotra just got Keslurked. By Ryan Kesler's baby. [PITB]

• Your companion to this week's Hockey Hugs: the One Sad Hockey player tumblr, which focuses not on the hug, but the guy excluded from it. It's a real downer. [One Sad Hockey Player]

• It hasn't been the best season for the Buffalo Sabres, but at least a lot of people are watching them lose. They have the highest local ratings of any team. Problem is, even that's in jeopardy. Negotiations between MSG and Time Warner Cable are not going so well. [Sports Business Daily]

• Your NHL 3 Stars of the week: Scott Hartnell, and Evgenis Malkin and Nabokov. [NHL]

• Jonathan Toews's arm injury isn't nearly as serious as he is, but he won't be back until after the All-Star Break, and he likely won't participate in the festivities in Ottawa. [Chicago Tribune]

• Speaking of the All-Star Game, Dustin Byfuglien, Mikko Koivu and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins are out with injuries, meaning Kris Letang, Jordan Eberle, and Nick Johnson are in. [NHL]

• Evander Kane is not exactly making friends in Winnipeg. [Winnipeg Free Press]

• Ryan Suter returns to the lineup for the Nashville Predators. [NHL]

• It sounds like Steve Tambellini is about to sign a contract extension. Is he deserving of it? [Edmonton Journal]

• Speaking of Tambellini, Jason Gregor suggests that the Khabibulin signing may not have been his decision. [Oilers Nation]

• There was a fight meta-truculence at Leafs' practice yesterday. [PHT]

• The dark horse in the Western Conference? The St. Louis Blues, who are 13-0-2 in their last 15 at home and have surrendered just one third-period goal in their last 11 games. [Sportsnet]

• Two people are dead after their small car collided with a hockey's team bus in Saskatoon. [Vancouver Sun]

• Recapping Luc Robitalle's fifth annual celebrity shootout at Sundance, featuring such icons as Alan Thicke. ALAN THICKE, EVERYONE. [Salt Lake Tribune]

• And finally, the best goal by a six-year-old that you're going to see all week. Granted, it helps that the goalie is also six years old, but still. Amazing presence of mind by this kid.

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