*Happy New Year’s Eve! How’d that Kings game go for you last night? Good? Fill me in on the details in the comments. RECAP!
*Hopefully, if you’re one of those strange misguided people who pins every single Flyers-related woe on Giroux, for Reasons, you’ve learned to appreciate that you’re watching one of the all-time great. [Inquirer]
*The Winter Classic will take place tomorrow and it promises to be a good one. And also, possibly, the coldest one ever. Which is kind of fun, when you think about it. SO MUCH goes into the planning and execution of these games and a peak behind the curtain is always pretty cool. [The Athletic]
*The return of the taxi squads is making things a little nutty down in the minors. [ProHockeyTalk]
*The WJC being cancelled big-time stinks, and it’s easy to lay the blame at the feet of the IIHF, because they also generally big-time stink. But there’s probably not much they could’ve done to stop the most contagious version of this stupid virus from getting in. [Sportsnet]
*On the last day of yet another cursed year, here are the top stories in the hockey world from 2021. [ProHockeyTalk]
*And finally, Happy New Year, BSH Fam, from us to you. Keep yourself safe tonight, have fun out there, ring this next one in on the right foot.