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Wingels, Petry re-sign; Blues' new jersey preview; underrated signings (Puck Headlines)

Sean Leahy
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Jason Spezza is now the eighth NHLer to ever wear the no. 90.

• After resigning as president of the Buffalo Sabres after Ryan Miller was dealt away, Pat LaFontaine has re-joined the NHL as vice president of Hockey Development and Community Affairs. [TSN]

• Twenty NHL players filed for arbitration before Saturday’s deadline. P.K. Subban, Chris Kreider and James Reimer headline the list. [NHLPA]

Tommy Wingels has re-signed with the San Jose Sharks. It’s a three-year deal worth $7.4. million. [CSN Bay Area]

Nashville Predators GM David Poile on acquiring James Neal: “If I wanted to change a guy, I probably wouldn't trade for him.” [Tennessean]

David Legwand has inked a two-year, $6 million deal with the Ottawa Senators. [The 6th Sens

Jeff Petry re-ups with the Edmonton Oilers for one year and will make $3.075 million. [@Bob_Stauffer

• Chris Tanev will return to the Vancouver Canucks with a one-year, $2 million deal, but Jacob Markstrom likely won’t after reportedly requesting a trade. [Province]

• Clay Witt was a Tampa Bay Lightning fan growing up in Florida. Now he’s at their developmental camp living out his dream. [Tampa Tribune]

• The 2015 Winter Classic could have been played on The National Mall in D.C. had one architect gotten his way back in 1964. [Puck Buddys]

• The Philadelphia media reaction to Claude Giroux’s arrest is as expected. [Broad Street Hockey]

• Cory Conacher has come a long way in his hockey career and he’s looking to make the most of his newest opportunity with the New York Islanders. [Islanders Insight]

• How strong is hockey growing in the U.S.? “USA Hockey saw a record 519,547 people register as amateur hockey players across the country, busting the previous high by more than 8,000 players.” [Eye on Hockey]

• Here’s your first look at the St. Louis Blues’ new home jersey. No more piping! [Icethetics]

• Edmonton Oil Kings head coach Derek Laxdal will move from the WHL to the AHL after taking over as new head coach of the Texas Stars. [Buzzing the Net]

• Almost a week after free agency began, what are the top 10 most underrated signings? [Dobber Hockey]

• Finally, here’s a behind-the-scenes look of how the James Neal trade went down:

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