- Good morning.
- Shane Willis is turning heads with his commitment to developing girls’ hockey programs in North Carolina. [USA Hockey]
- Congratulations to Valentin Zykov, who leads the Checkers in goals and points and was named to the AHL’s Atlantic Division all-star team yesterday. [Checkers]
- Could the Canes be in the market for Max Pacioretty? [Sportsnet]
- The Habs did make one minor deal yesterday, shipping Al Montoya to Edmonton. [Eyes On The Prize]
- The USA is headed to the bronze-medal game at the World Juniors, where they will face Martin Necas and the Czech Republic. It’s Sweden and Canada for the gold. [Sporting News]
- The Panthers/Bruins game last night was postponed by the blizzard. Related to that, the Canes spent the night in Pittsburgh and will practice there today before attempting to fly to Boston this afternoon. [Pro Hockey Talk]
- And here now we present Nazem Kasri ripping a chunk out of Joe Thornton’s beard: