Hockey Headlines: World Cup Information Formally Announced

Here’s everything you need to know about the NHL’s World Cup announcement from Wednesday. []

It seems to be a gamble, but the World Cup of Hockey is given new life by the NHL and NHLPA. [ESPN] The mix-and-match style of the tournament can still be a crowd pleaser. [Toronto Star]

The IIHF is hoping that the World Cup doesn’t hurt the momentum of the Winter Olympics. [CBC] The World Cup will be unable to replace the Olympics. [Globe & Mail]

Peter Chiarelli and Stan Bowman will be the front men for Team USA at the World Cup. [CBS Sports] Meanwhile, former NHLer Miroslav Satan will be helping run the European squad. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]

Reports suggest Cody Franson will sign with the Sabres today. [Die By The Blade]

Curtis Glencross was signed to a PTO contract by the Maple Leafs. [HockeyBuzz] The Rangers have invited Brett Bellemore into their camp. [Pro Hockey Talk]

U.S. authorities are seeking to deport Slava Voynov. [The Score] Kings players are remaining quiet as to whether they would welcome back Voynov. [Puck Daddy]

Patrick Kane  (Rob Grabowski, USA TODAY Sports)
Patrick Kane (Rob Grabowski, USA TODAY Sports)

Gary Bettman has stated that he has not tried to contact Patrick Kane during the investigation. [The Republic]

An in-depth look at how we evaluate a player’s worth in the NHL. [Today’s Slapshot]

Will the Devils have attendance issues this season? [In Lou We Trust]

Five stories to watch within the Blues this season. [Frozen Notes]

The Sharks’ heritage jersey has been leaked. [Fear The Fin]