Nov 1, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson (6) prepares to face the Dallas Stars during the game at the American Airlines Center. The Avalanche defeated the Stars 3-2 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Roundup: Your Morning Links


Welcome to your NHL Roundup, where we provide you with your Morning Links from around the NHL.  The action on the ice may be over but there is never an off-season off the ice.

A fantastic look at which Avalanche could find themselves in Sochi in February; yours truly will have one in the coming weeks. (Mile High Hockey)

Watch Erik Johnson play with some super cute dogs and try not to let your heart melt everywhere. (Avalanche)

Speaking of more heart-melting, a few of the Avs took a trip to Children’s Hospital Colorado to bring a little cheer. (Denver Post)

Semyon Varlamov can remain free on bond while this whole domestic violence mess is still going on; he will enter his plea at the next hearing on Jan. 22. (Boston Herald)

Here’s your official Heritage Classic preview. (The Farm Club)

Speaking of the Heritage Classic, Eddie Lack’s pads for the event look pretty damn cool. (Twitter)

A hockey team in Seattle? Jeremy Roenick wants to be the face of that franchise. (Puck Daddy)

And finally, that guy on the right has real interview skillz. (Reddit)

Ryan is the editor of Mile High Sticking as well as co-owner of The Farm Club. Follow him on Twitter to talk Avs, Sabres, hockey in general, or to let him know what a yutz he is.

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