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Sabres-Canes game rescheduled; Halpern’s hockey journey; Nashville’s ‘Predator hard’ (Puck Headlines)

Sean Leahy
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• "Rene Rancourt was mauled moments after this photo was taken after The Bear was angered by the anthem singer's shiny vest and bow-tie."

• After consulting with the NHLPA, the NHL has announced the postponed Sabres-Hurricanes game has been rescheduled for Feb. 25, the final day of the Olympic break and two days after the gold medal game in Sochi. What happens if Sweden meets USA in the gold medal game? Come on down, Matt Hackett! [NHL]

• The Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils, both owned by Josh Harris, are set to become the first U.S.-based professional sports teams to be sponsored by a gambling website as a $10 million deal with partypoker was announced Thursday. Bloomberg]

• Good times in Edmonton! First, a fan throws his jersey on the ice in disgust, now the GM is getting into shouting matches with fans. [Edmonton Sun]

Winnipeg Jets head coach Claude Noel is certainly on the hot seat. If he ends up going, so too should Andrew Ladd, Dustin Byfuglien and/or Blake Wheeler, writes Gary Lawless. [Winnipeg Free Press]

• A great read by Craig Morgan on the journey of Jeff Halpern, which has included tragedy. [FS Arizona]

• Congrats to 1984 Los Angeles Kings draft pick Tom Glavine on making the baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday. [Toronto Sun]

• I'm still trying to figure out what Barry Trotz means here: "Our team has done a lot of good things, we've gone through a lot of difficult situations. Our team is becoming 'Predator Hard', I would say." [On the Forecheck]

• Just 16 games into his collegiate career, Adam Tambellini -- Steve's son -- has left the University of North Dakota for the WHL's Calgary Hitmen. [Buzzing the Net]

• If you had to pick one for your fantasy hockey team, would you take Patrick Sharp or Thomas Vanek? [Dobber Hockey]

• How will teams like the Red Wings, Blues and Blackhawks, who each have 10 players going to Sochi, deal after the Olympic break? [ESPN]

• Why the NHL mindset to building an Olympic roster is the wrong way to go. [SB Nation]

• Russian GM Alexei Yashin and head coach Zinetula Bilyaletdinov apparently differ on Valeri Nichushkin's inclusion on their roster. [Ria Novosti]

• The Twittergraph phenomenon continues in Panini's latest set of hockey cards. [The Knight's Lance]

• We've heard a lot about an "All-Snub" team this week in regards to the Olympics; but what would an "All-Small" NHL team look like? [On Goal Analysis]

• The number of Indian players in hockey is growing, as a trio of Everett Silvertips are showcasing. [Color of Hockey]

• Monroe High School's hockey team began the healing process on Wednesday days after one of their players fractured his upper spine and was paralyzed. [Star-Ledger]

• What's up with the consistently inconsistent New Jersey Devils this season? [The Hockey Writers]

• Finally, here's Tyler Seguin on Fox Sports 1's "Crowd Goes Wild" playing "NHL Star or Russian Czar":

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