Lidstrom to play Winter Classic alumni game; Wild reward good deed; ‘Sex on fire’ on ice (Puck Headlines)

Harrison Mooney

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.

• Good question, Joffrey Lupul.

• Best news ever: Nick Lidstrom will play in the alumni game in advance of next year's Winter Classic. [Red Wings]

• Kings of Leon will headline this year's NHL opening day party. Question: is their sex still on fire? Because that could negatively impact the quality of the ice. [NHL]

• Good deed alert: after a blind man dropped $20 at a Dairy Queen and a woman picked it up and refused to give it back -- she sounds just awesome -- Joey Prusak refused to serve her and then gave the blind man $20 of his own. For this good deed, he'll be watching Saturday's Wild game from a suite with 20 of his friends. [NPR]

• Brooks Laich has something to prove this year. "After carving a reputation as an iron man capable of playing through any injury, Laich, now 30, said he was humbled by his own mortality last season." [CSN Washington]

• Rocky Wirtz echoes Stan Bowman's "Hawks for life" mantra in regards to Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. [Chicago Tribune]

• How much like Patrice Bergeron is Tyler Bozak? A lot much? Not much? I'm gonna go with not much. [Leafs Nation]

• The Oilers' plans to pay Ryan Nugent-Hopkins were pretty clear after what they did a year ago. [Edmonton Sun]

• Jonathan Bernier and Nazem Kadri left Thursday's Leafs exhibition game with injuries, which seems less than ideal. [TSN]

• Tyler Dellow plays with a new metric designed to tell which players are the best at preventing shot attempts against after an initial one. Basically, how good is a player at stopping the bleeding? [MC79 Hockey]

• Hey, remember David Booth? After missing all the games for pretty much forever, he's expected to make his preseason debut Saturday. [PITB]

• Former Edmonton Oilers owner Peter Pocklington has been sentenced to six months in jail for violating the terms of his probation. [CTV]

• Assessing Gabriel Landeskog's fantasy value. [Dobber Hockey]

• Reminder: the London Knights are amazing. [Buzzing the Net]

• Take a look at another gallery of the best (or worst -- yeah, definitely worst) LA Kings swag available. [The Royal Half]

• Former football star Chris Cooley hits the ice. Well, his face does. [RMNB]

• Tom Rowe, who had been coach of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl ever since that horrific plane crash, has been let go. [Ria Novosti]

• Why the Maple Leafs and Oilers shouldn't turn their backs on their history. [Greatest Hockey Legends]

• It may not be in English, but this one's still in the running for hockey commercial of the year. Henrik Lowdahl of Orebro goes full Mario for this plumbing ad.