January 9, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman addresses the National Hockey League lockout during a press conference at the Westin New York in Times Square. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-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.

Steve Yzerman is looking towards the Avs – Matt Duchene in particular – when assembling his roster for Team Canada in February. (Denver Post)

Your second favorite game recap here. (Mile High Hockey)

Lake Erie played in an outdoor game and pretty soon, everyone will be playing outdoors and the indoor games will become the spectacle. (Avalanche)

Tom Wilson is gonna have a date with Brendan Shanahan real soon. (Puck Daddy)

When you’re a bad team, even line changes are hard. (Imgur)

George Parros picked up his second concussion of the season after a scrap on Long Island. Surprising to no one: the role of enforcer is dangerous for your long-term health. (The Farm Club)

And finally, this gif of Mike Smith flopping needs to be accompanied by Jim Ross screaming “my god, he’s killed him!” (SB Nation)

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