Hockey News: Flames Fire Feaster; Thornton Suspension Looming

Breaking news: The Calgary Flames have relived Jay Feaster of his duties as General Manager. []

We present to you Martin Jones, another product of the Los Angeles Kings goalie factory. [Toronto Star]

The Maple Leafs learned last night what it feels like to dominate a game, out-shoot a team, and still lose. [CBC]

(Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports)
(Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports)

Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry are earning their large contract extensions. [CBS Sports]

Alex Ovechkin is a star again. [The Guardian]

The New York Islanders claim they aren’t planning to fire head coach Jack Capuano, which means he will be fired any day now. [Fansided]

Jarome Iginla took multiple victory laps in his return to Calgary, including the most important one, on the scoreboard. [National Post]

Shawn Thronton is a nice guy. He gives to charity. His teammates love him. Still doesn’t excuse a premeditated and dangerous attack on an opposing player. [Edmonton Sun]

Sidney Crosby weighs in on Thornton’s upcoming suspension. [Chipped Ice]

Shawn Thornton
Thornton awaits hearing on Friday (Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports)

Yes, there are indeed Boston Bruins fans who believe the Penguins are keeping a top-two defenseman out of their lineup with a pretend injury in an attempt to up the number of games an enforcer will be suspended on a team that they don’t play again this season. Makes total sense. [HF Boards]

Ten players who are playing their way out of Olympic consideration. [Puck Daddy]

Daniel Briere is set to face his old team. [TSN]

The Flyers, meanwhile, are coming off a shellacking at the hands of Ray Emery’s former team. [Globe and Mail]

No Bruce Boudreau-like rants on the Leafs/Wings edition of 24/7. At least not the show that’s viewed on Sportsnet. [The Province]

Jimmy Howard is out for the Red Wings. [The Hockey News]

And finally, feast your eyes on some truly awkward Christmas photos involving the Vancouver Canucks. [NESN]