Hockey News: Winter Classic Time; Dion Phaneuf Contract Extension

Dion Phaneuf will be a Maple Leaf for the next seven years. Is he worth the money? [National Post]

More reaction to the Phaneuf contract extension. [The Leafs Nation]

Would the Leafs trade Nazem Kadri? [Eye on Hockey]

Jimmy Howard and Jonathan Bernier will be in net for the big showdown. [Yahoo Sports]

Detroit Red Wings - Jimmy Howard - Photo Credit:  Andy Martin Jr
Detroit Red Wings – Jimmy Howard – Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr

Snow is in the forecast for the Winter Classic. [Montreal Gazette]

The Red Wings reminded everyone why they were so good in the 90’s. [Globe and Mail]

Canada is victorious over the USA at the World Junior Championship. [CTV]

The debate for Canada’s goalies in Sochi rages on. [Sportsnet]

Jaromir Jagr isn’t planning to ask for a trade. []

(Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports)
(Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports)

Shawn Thornton has finally decided to accept his suspension so we can finally stop talking about it. [TSN]

Patrick Kane, despite all the skill, has trouble in the shoot-out. [Sun Times]

Is Ondrej Pavelec the reason the Jets aren’t good? [Winnipeg Sun]

Mike Yeo is on the hot seat in Minnesota. [Hockey Wilderness]

The Penguins scratched rookie standout Olli Maatta. [The Pens Nation]

And finally, Evgeni Malkin and James Neal are besties. [Pensburgh]