Puck Headlines: Comeau to Flames; Foligno with the weather

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• These Canuck-themed Lebron shoes are sick. I want several pairs. [LRJ23, via Canucks Army]

• After being waived on Thanksgiving by the New York Islanders, Blake Comeau has been claimed off waivers by the Calgary Flames. Considering their proclivity for Torontonians, one wonders if Calgary doesn't have him confused with webcomic artist Joey Comeau? [TSN]

• Meanwhile, here's Flames president Ken King, on the team's early season-struggles: "I think we were all teased a little bit from Dec. 28 onward. I think we thought we were further advanced than we actually were. Maybe we should have been smarter. Maybe we should have been able to see that that wasn't quite as firm as we thought it was." [Calgary Herald]

• The New York Rangers have announced their full roster for the Winter Classic's alumni game. [Blueshirt United]

• So have the Philadelphia Flyers. [CSN Philly]

• Thomas Drance with a fabulous look at Mason Raymond's reputation as a perimeter player. Contrary to popular opinion, Raymond is okay with going to the dirty areas, which, if you ask me, makes him more of a perineal player. [PITB]

• Rene Rancourt (right) wins today's "showiest accessories" award, sporting an American flag vest and his Stanley Cup ring. [Leahy]

• Fire Randy Carlyle. Trade Bobby Ryan. Strip Ryan Getzlaf of the captaincy. Three rash moves the Anaheim Ducks won't be making. [Anaheim Calling]

• Meet Susanna Goruveyn, who handles "client care needs" for the NHL's Russian players represented by Newport Sports Management. Her job sounds incredibly interesting and, as a result, so is this article. [NY Times]

• Evgeni Malkin would like a word with you. [Pittsburgh Magazine]

• Here's a moustachioed Nick Foligno doing the weather for CTV in the Canadian capital. Am I the only one who gets a bit of a Jason Segel vibe from him? [Senators]

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• Ryan Whitney returns to action for the Edmonton Oilers. [Edmonton Journal]

• Bourne on mid-season weight maintenance. [Backhand Shelf]

• With the Toronto Maple Leafs boasting enough skill these days to win games by it, Colton Orr has spent most of the season in the press box.  [Toronto Sun]

• Kerry Fraser wants fighting out of hockey and thinks that Brendan Shanahan's stance on headshots has softened. [Leader-Post]

• Wherein Mark Spector draws the ire of Sean Avery's very vocal fan following on Twitter. [NY Rangers Blog]

• On Nikita Filatov, and the Ottawa Senators' handling of him. [Welcome to Your Karlsson Years]

• Speaking of the Senators, the 20 biggest What-If scenarios in their history. [6th Sens]

• Due to injuries to Brad Boyes and Patrick Kaleta, or perhaps in an attempt to expedite the development of a prospect often compared to Milan Lucic, Zack Kassian has been recalled by the Buffalo Sabres. [Sabre Noise]

• Gary Bettman, on the looming showdown between he and NHLPA head Donald Fehr: "We've been spending time together. I've known Don for 30 years. He's quite smart and capable. I'm sure he'll do a very workmanlike job in representing his constituents." [Arizona Daily Star]

• Good article on Jaromir Jagr's early life. In middle school, he was apparently so good at hockey that he played on three older hockey teams at the same time. Like, the exact same time. [Delaware Online]

• And finally, here's a brief view of a vintage 1950s Eagle tabletop hockey set that, judging by the ghost whistling the old HNIC theme, appears to be haunted.

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