Go get 'em, tiger. - Nick Laham
Happy New Year, everyone!
Team USA will face Team Czech Republic in the World Juniors quarterfinals tomorrow (aka 1 AM PT). The winner will face Team Canada in the semifinals.
- Josh Brittain and Marco Cousineau have been reassigned to the Fort Wayne Komets. [WANE.com]
- The good people at Groupon want you to go to Norfolk Admirals games. [Groupon]
- The Komets beat the Elmira Jackals in an offensive duel. [WANE.com]
- As you already know, Matt Beleskey is returning to North America. Read more about it. [Coventry Telegraph]
- Peter Holland hopes to play his way into the Ducks' future. [The Orange County Register]
- A profile of Sami Vatanen. [Norfolk Admirals]
AROUND THE NHL
- New Year's Resolution for 2013: Care Less About The NHL! [Arctic Ice Hockey]
- Gary Bettman's "drop-dead deadline" for the CBA negotiations is January 11th. [Defending Big D]
- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is looking to better Patrice Bergeron's World Juniors performance. [Backhand Shelf]
- Team USA defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere has been suspended for one game. [The United States of Hockey]