Sabres acquire Omark; Brian Burke talks hair; Markov overrated? (Puck Headlines)

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• I don't think this kid's arm is actually that strong. Something's up.

• The Buffalo Sabres have acquired Linus Omark for a sixth round pick. [Buffalo Hockey Beat]

• What's the fantasy impact of that trade? I'm gonna go with "negligible", but I'm not the expert here. [Dobber Hockey]

• Brian Burke on his hair: “I heard they were talking about it on TSN. My first reaction, I thought my daughter was cute — she’s funny. But if my hair is a subject, it’s a slow news day. And second, the fact I now know it aggravates people, I’m probably not going to get it cut.” Really? Seems like now would be the time to let it grow long, just to show everybody. [Calgary Herald]

• Does Andrei Markov really get his teammates paid? Or is he overrated? [Sportsnet]

• Jason Spezza after the Senators' loss to the Panthers. "It's frustrating to lose again. We just don't do enough to win. We get too passive. Once again we find a way to lose. It's clear we're feeling the pressure right now. We're feeling the heat. We want to try and win hockey games. The effort is there but we don't execute." [Ottawa Sun]

• John Scott wants to score. "I’m dying to go out there and score a couple goals and shove it up some people’s backsides. Just stick it in their faces.” [NY Hockey Journal]

• You're 14 years old. It's time to decide if your path to the NHL goes through the major juniors or college. Again, you're only 14 years old. [NY Times]

• Pavel Kubina has officially retired after 13 NHL seasons. [NHLPA]

• Darius Rucker will sing the anthem before the South Carolina Stingrays' game with the Greenville Road Warriors. Hootie! [Stingrays]

• Can Olli Maatta win the Calder? [ESPN]

• Kerry Fraser on James Van Riemsdyk's shootout goal. [TSN]

• Feast your eyes on the amazing outdoor hockey rink this Michigan family built. [SB Nation]

• All 30 teams, ranked by how interesting they'd be to watch on HBO's 24/7. [Grantland]

• Connor McDavid, who is very, very good, notches a highlight-reel assist versus Finland. [Buzzing the Net]

• Bauer has unveiled "game-changing" equipment. "The equipment manufacturer says its body suit and skates were designed to be so light that players could get to the puck almost a foot faster on a race from blue-line to blue-line, and new pads were made so goaltenders could get from the post to the top of the crease an inch faster." [Canadian Press]

• The Winnipeg Jets seem a little too comfortable being mediocre. [Winnipeg Sun]

• "Hey, what if we wore a sweater, but it was, like, Christmas-themed, and ugly?" The Hershey Bears are the latest to have and act on this thought. [Hershey Bears]

• While competing at the Spengler Cup last December, Tyler Seguin learned that his closest friends had been in a serious car accident.

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