- Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Andong Song wants to be there playing for the country of his birth. [LHH | SI on the opportunity to grow hockey]
- Ding dong, the lease is dead. The wicked lease, the Islanders lease. Ding dong the wicked lease is dead. [LHH]
- But not so fast, Islanders. You still owe Nassau $3.5 million for back rent and utilities and stuff. [Newsday]
- It's hard to find a deal better than John Tavares'. [Today's Slapshot]
- The Capitals settled their arbitration case with Marcus Johansson and re-signed the forward to a one-year $3.75 million contract. [Japers]
- The good folks at On the Forecheck respond to Puck Daddy's "Trade Shea Weber" article.
- Former Islander Clause Loiselle lands on his feet with the Coyotes and Maple Leafs fans howl with glee knowing what he did as an executive in Toronto. [Coyotes]
- Team USA's World Junior Evaluation Camp starts Sunday and SBN College Hockey has the schedule.
- Not Hockey #1: Neil Best of Newsday remembers New York institution Sports Phone.
- Not Hockey #2: I write this under a cloud of sadness after the world lost an icon yesterday with the death of "Rowdy" Roddy Piper. I was a huge Piper fan growing up and will miss him terribly. Here are a few relevant links to tie the man to hockey and Nassau Coliseum. Rest in Peace, Hot Rod. [Piper reminisces about the Coliseum with Newsday in 2014 | NHL.com talked to him about the Saskatoon native's hockey background | SBN's wrestling expert Bill Hanstock (@sundownmotel on Twitter) on Piper's irrepressible legacy.