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• Intermission entertainment in Winnipeg includes performances by this barbershop quartet, the Auld Laine Synes.
• Derek Boogaard’s father, Len, is trying to get the NHL to listen to his pleas for removing fighting from the game. [Globe and Mail]
• The fun continues: “Despite the committee being quoted in October as saying Jan. 15 was a deadline for a decision on NHL participation in South Korea, an International Olympic Committee spokesperson said Friday there is, in fact, no firm deadline.” [TSN]
• Nick Backstrom, Brad Marchand and
Jamie Brock McGinn are your NHL Three Stars of the Week. [NHL]
• “Are the Caps peaking too early?” [Washington Post]
• Measuring Jeff Petry’s impact on the Montreal Canadiens’ blue line. [Sportsnet]
• An open letter of thanks to the retiring Hayley Wickenheiser. [The Ice Garden]
• George McPhee is the right guy to lead the Vegas expansion franchise. [The Hockey News]
• Another gold for USA Hockey as they beat Canada for the Under-18 Women’s World Championship. [USA Hockey]
• They may have a new rink in Edmonton, but the ice is still getting up to standard. [Edmonton Sun]
• Jake Guentzel gets another shot to leave a good impression on the Pittsburgh Penguins with his latest recall. [Pensburgh]
• Can these 10 fantasy hockey surprises keep it up in the second half? [Dobber Hockey]
• Finally, a bouncing puck didn’t help out Ben Scrivens here: