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Your Friendly Wednesday Links Roundup: The Boxing Day/World Juniors Opening Day Edition

It's a thing they celebrate in Canada. Which thing? Both of them!

Bruce Bennett



  • If you're really missing NHL hockey, you might want to watch the Spengler Cup. [Backhand Shelf]
  • The NHL and PA have talked over the phone, but no additional meetings have been scheduled. The two sides have not met in person since December 13. [TSN]
  • It's one thing after another for Team Canada at World Juniors: forward Boone Jenner has been suspended three games for a dirty hit on a Swedish defenseman. []
  • Team USA is traveling to Ufa, Russia with 24 players, but has submitted a roster of 22 players to the IIHF. The two players left off the roster are Pat Sieloff (Windsor Spitfires) and Matt Grzelcyk (Boston University). Brady Skjei and Stefan Matteau have already been cut (and Chris Peters think that Sieloff will be the final cut). []
  • On The Duck Pond reacts to the cancellation of additional games, and the potential disbandment of the NHLPA. [On The Duck Pond]
  • Ryan Lambert airs his NHL grievances. [Puck Daddy]
  • Injury and illness may hurt Team Sweden's chances at a golden repeat. [Hockey's Future]