Hockey Headlines: Abdelkader to Get 7-Year Contract; NHL to Meet with Burrows

Here are your hockey headlines for Thursday, Nov. 12:

Justin Abdelkader is likely receiving a seven-year contract extension soon. [Sports Illustrated] Why this may be a bad idea. [Winging It In Motown]

Alex Burrows is under fire after supposedly disrespecting Jordin Tootoo. He is set to meet with the NHL. [CBS Sports]

Jaromir Jagr doesn’t see retirement coming any time soon. [ESPN]

Andrew Gordon gave up his NHL dream for European hockey. Here’s why, in his own words. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]

The Penguins defeated the Canadiens 4-3 in a shootout. [PensBurgh]

Teddy Purcell (Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)
Teddy Purcell (Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

Teddy Purcell had the overtime winner against the Ducks. [The Score]

Chris Stewart could be facing NHL discipline. [Hockey Feed]

Lightning prospect Brayden Point is having a breakout season in the WHL. [Today’s Slapshot]

The Flyers had another closed-door meeting. [Pro Hockey Talk]

Groups in Seattle want to revamp an arena for the NHL and NBA, but the mayor is yet to respond. [The Seattle Times]

An interview with Predators senior vice president of hockey communications Gerry Helper. [On The Forecheck]

Why the NHL won’t suspend players for diving. [Puck Daddy]

The latest on Patrick Marleau, the Rangers, Kings and Ducks. [My NHL Rumors] Some further thoughts on the Marleau situation. [Hockey Buzz]