Hockey News: Crosby as Captain Canada; Torts Being Torts

Filed under news that isn’t really news, Sidney Crosby will wear the captain’s C for team Canada at the Olympics. Jonathan Toews and Shea Weber will serve as alternates. [Macleans]

Crosby and teammate Fleury speak about the distinction. [Trib Live]

The Flyers have given goalie Steve Mason a contract extension. [Broad Street Hockey]

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(John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports)

Injuries in the NHL cost a lot of money. [Globe and Mail]

The fight that included some hockey on Saturday night between the Flames and Canucks drew some criticism from a baseball guy. [CBC]

John Tortorella has an in-person hearing regarding his actions outside the Calgary dressing room. [New York Post]

Bob Hartley started his forth line because the team needed to score more goals. Makes total sense. [Calgary Herald]

Jamie Benn elbowed Matt Cooke in the head but no one seems to care because it’s Matt Cooke. [SB Nation]

Tampa Bay Lightning Martin St Louis - Photo By Andy Martin Jr

It’s not everyday you score all four goals and your team still loses the game. [Bolts by the Bay]

Forget the trade talk, Nazem Kadri was trying to impress Kobe Bryant. [National Post]

The Winnipeg Jets remain undefeated under new head coach Paul Maurice. [Arctic Ice Hockey]

Don Cherry didn’t like P.K Subban’s goal celebration. There’s a shocker. [Toronto Sun]

Perhaps an invite to the Olympics was all Rick Nash needed to find his game again. [Rant Sports]

And lastly, the Blackhawks prevailed in a re-match of last season’s Stanley Cup final. [Chicago Tribune]