Hockey News: Bobby Ryan’s Snub; Lupul Suspension?

More fallout from the Olympic team snub of Bobby Ryan. [National Post]

Reasoning for Jack Johnson’s omission. [Puck Daddy]

Kyle Okposo thought he had a chance. [NY Daily News]

Jason Pominville didn’t make the cut either, despite a good start to the season. [Buffalo News]

(Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)
(Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)

Keith Yandle’s exclusion was also notable. [AZ Central]

The Maple Leafs prevailed in a very snowy edition of the Winter Classic. [CBC]

Detroit may have won, if Tomas Tatar didn’t stick handle so much, or if the buzzer rule didn’t screw Henrik Zetterberg. [MLive]

Some great photos from the big game. [Canoe]

Lost in all the grandeur of the Winter Classic was Joffrey Lupul’s hit to the head of Patrick Eaves. [Toronto Sun]

Jason Spezza is out tonight for the Senators. [Ottawa Citizen]

(Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports)
(Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports)

Newly re-signed Alexi Emelin will be a healthy scratch for the Montreal Canadiens. [TSN]

Nathan Horton is finally making his debut for the Columbus Blue Jackets. [Fox Sports]

Valtteri Filppula helped lead his Lighting to victory over the Canucks. [USA Today]

The defending champion USA were eliminated from the World Junior Hockey Championships today and were a little bitter about it. They will go home without any kind of medal. [Yahoo Sports]

Canada, meanwhile, used their favorable seeding to defeat Switzerland and move onto the semi-finals. [Montreal Gazette]

And in case you missed it, a great article about how the American team was selected. [ESPN]