Seguin to play between Jagr, Marchand; Deadline reactions; Mason, Flyers near extension (Puck Headlines)

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• Jaromir Jagr wearing the spoked B is weird. [Joe MacDonald]

• With Patrice Bergeron out, Tyler Seguin will move to centre between Jaromir Jagr and Brad Marchand. [Boston Globe]

• It might be a fool's errand to try to make any sense of the Steve Mason trade whatsoever, but Travis Hughes gives it a shot. What does the Steve Mason trade mean for Ilya Bryzgalov? [Broad Street Hockey]

• Speaking of Steve Mason, the Flyers are nearing a one-year extension with him. [Chris Johnston]

• Bucky Gleason, after pointing out that the Sabres won't use words like rebuild, retool, or reconstruct. "If the Sabres were smart, they would reach into their bowl of alphabet soup for a few more R-words. Here are two in particular that carry a nice ring: Replace Regier." Ouch. [Buffalo News]

• Breaking down the Martin Erat for Filip Forsberg trade. [Japers' Rink]

• Tearing down the Martin Erat for Filip Forsberg trade. "Yesterday’s trade reminded me of what the Washington hockey club under this manager represents relative to our elite peers. Yesterday’s was a trade that Lou Lamoreillo, Ray Shero, Stan Bowman — you know, the managers of clubs who win a lot and win often when it matters — never make, ever. Riverboat gambling a fair bit of the future for a high-risk, fast fix. It was a trade made from a position of weakness, out on a wing and a prayer. This league’s winners know better." [On Frozen Blog]

• Great story on Dr. Murray Howe, son of Gordie, and how he found his calling away fro hockey. "Though he hails from the first family of hockey, Murray Howe chose his own path. As the chairman of Toledo Hospital’s department of radiology, he helps solve a few medical mysteries involving sports medicine radiology and imaging. In his line of work, the pictures tell a deeper story." [Ourtownsylvania]

• Why possession matters: a visual guide to Fenwick. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]

• A very important question: How hard would a puck have to be shot to be able to knock the goalie himself backwards into the net? [XKCD]

• Now that the deadline has passed, find out which insiders were completely full of it using the rumour rater! [NJ Star-Ledger]

• Mike Comrie and Hilary Duff's kid looks like he's going to be a quality hockey player. [People]

• Was Marc-Edouard Vlasic's slash on Dany Heatley suspension-worthy? [Hockey Wilderness]

• Connor McDavid of the Erie Otters, OHL rookie of the year, on the expectations to deliver in year one. [Buzzing the Net]

• The NHL will officially announce next year's Winter Classic, as well as unveil the jerseys the Red Wings and Leafs will be wearing, on Sunday. [MLive]

• With Jaro Halak out indefinitely, can Brian Elliott or Jake Allen save the Blues? [STL Today]

• Guy Boucher spoke for the first time since his firing yesterday while everybody was busy with trade deadline day. I suspect that was intentional. [Tampa Tribune]

• Are the New Jersey Devils ready for the stretch run? [The Hockey Writers]

• On Islanders' forward prospect Anders Lee and the smooth transition he's making to the NHL. [Islanders Point Blank]

• Joe Morrow got the news that he'd been traded while he was at a movie. "“I was with my roommate in a movie theater, and my phone was on silent,” Morrow said. “After the movie was done, I checked my phone and saw I had around 70 text messages. I wasn’t sure what was going on. I thought someone died that I knew. I checked my messages and everyone said that I was traded to Dallas.” [Statesman]

• Trade calls are extremely boring but if you've ever wondered what they look like, here's the one from yesterday's Marian Gaborik deal:

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