Hockey Headlines: News on Malkin, Talbot, Spurgeon and More

A collection of the latest news from around the world of hockey:

The Minnesota Wild have signed Jared Spurgeon to a new contract. [Puck Daddy]

Interesting tidbit about the Predators kicking tires on a Ryan Nugent-Hopkins trade. [TSN], [Cult of Hockey]

Cam Talbot is finally becoming what the Oilers hoped he would be. [The Oilers Rig]

Jaromir Jagr now has the fourth most goals in NHL history. [CBC]

Are the Dallas Stars the class of the NHL? [Along the Boards]

The Washington Capitals are finally poised for a Stanley Cup run. [Today’s Slap Shot]

Sidney Crosby is injured and will miss some time. You can argue that he’s been missing for most of the season. [Bleacher Report]

John Tortorella may respect the Pens new coach [Columbus Dispatch], but he’ll always find something to whine about. [Pens Labyrinth]

Perhaps Torts should start with controlling his own players. [The Score], [Yahoo]

Concussions aren’t just a thing in men’s hockey. [Globe and Mail]

Why can’t the Canadiens score? [Rabid Habs]

Players from Jack Eichel’s college team are being investigated for gambling. [Buffalo News]

How will team Slovakia fare at this years World Juniors? [The Hockey House]

Erik Karlsson is revolutionizing his position. So basically, being bad defensively, but scoring a lot of goals so people don’t notice. [Today’s Slap Shot]

Maria Hossa is dealing with an injury. [The Hockey News]

And finally, love the show Hockey Wives? How about Hockey Moms? [North Lands News]