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Winter Classic logo leak; lockout stupidity; Kris Letang to KHL (Puck Headlines)

Sean Leahy
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Here are your Puck Headlines: a glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media.

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• Here's a clue as to what logo designs the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings would have worn on Tuesday afternoon during the Winter Classic. [Icethetics via SportsLogos.net]

• Negotiator Gary Bettman doing negotiating things that are pissing off the NHLPA: "Gary Bettman infuriated players across the table from him at NHL headquarters on Thursday — and, by extension, NHLPA membership — by claiming that a number of general managers had told him they regret some of the contracts they’d previously handed out and would welcome the opportunity to “dismantle” their teams in order to meet the steep drop to the league’s proposed $60 million cap for 2013-14, sources told the Post." [NY Post]

• Pierre LeBrun with a very angry column: "Are we really going to see a season canceled over those remaining issues? Or if a season is canceled, is it more because of the dysfunctional dynamic that exists between both sides in negotiation?" Yes, probably. [ESPN]

• Once this lockout stupidity ends, if you buy another ticket to an NHL game will you feel dirty? [The Star]

• Elliotte Friedman with a great message to both the NHL and NHLPA: "You've proven your point. Don't be remembered as the guys who've destroyed it. Because if you think this is bad now, wait one more week." [CBC]

• Friendly reminder: the NHL Network will be broadcasting tomorrow's World Junior gold medal game, and it will be live-streamed in the U.S. on NHL.com.

• Mike Colligan takes you through exactly how compliance buyouts work. [The Hockey Writers]

• Kris Letang has signed with SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL, likely pending the results of the next week of CBA negotiations. [Post-Gazette] Here's the official announcement via SKA's website.

• How are NHL referees keeping busy? Paul Devorski has been working high school and men's league games to stay in shape. He'll also be the referee for the AHL outdoor game between Hershey and Wilkes-Barre game on Jan. 19 if the NHL hasn't returned. [PennLive]

• New York Islanders prospect and Team Canada defenseman Griffin Reinhart was suspended 4 games by the IIHF Friday for a high-stick in their game against Team USA. Neate explores the IIHF's rationale. [Buzzing the Net]

• Speaking of the Islanders, remember when John Tavares was bitten by a Swiss league opponent? The player was fined just under $1,000 USD. [Lighthouse Hockey]

• Riley Sheahan says he hasn't had a drink since his Oct. 29 arrest for drunk driving while he was in a Teletubby costume. [MLive]

• Following up on #DregerFace from Thursday, the TSN insider has been a good sport about it and even has changed his avatar until Sunday featuring the best one, as selected by the National Post's Bruce Arthur.

• How P.K. Subban inspired a couple to name their son after him. [The Star]

• Finally, from Severstal's 4-1 win over Spartak yesterday, here's Vadim Berdnikov pulling a Mario Lemieux and scoring directly from a faceoff:

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