• More awesome hockey stick furniture. This homemade DVD rack comes to us courtesy of Red Wings fan Mike Scarlett: "The stick blade on top is autographed by Eddie Bruneteau and the middle stick blade is autographed by Patrick Roy. The other idea we had that works out well although you can't see it too well as its filled to capacity is goalie stick paddles behind the DVDs to keep them from falling out the back."

• According to a player's poll, Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators and Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers are the toughest goalies to beat in a shootout. Please tell me there's another poll coming on the easiest goalies, and that a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs is on it, just so we get more angry Burke quotes. [SI]

• The Blackhawks have lost 6 straight. Who's to blame? Stan Bowman. [Fox Chicago]

• The NHL is apparently considering Winnipeg as a future site for the Heritage Classic, leading Vancouverites to break out their maps in an attempt to determine whether Winnipeg is far enough east for this to be evidence of East Coast Bias. [Winnipeg Free Press]

• Help out Kristin Shaw, a Philadelphia Flyers fan and hockey blogger that's been diagnosed with cancer and needs $75,000 for a treatment that's not covered by her insurance. [Hammer Rules]

• 28-year-old Evan Kaufmann is a set to play for the German national ice hockey team. Kaufmann "qualifies to play for Germany through his grandfather Kurt, who survived concentration camps to flee with his sister to America." [Daily Mail]

• Columbus Blue Jackets' forward Vinny Prospal has signed a 1-year, $2.5 million extension to remain with the club next season. [NHL]

• Speaking of the Blue Jackets, "My roommate says David Savard should give some of his eyebrows to Derek Dorsett." [Reddit Hockey]

• Celebrate Valentine's Day by going to Dunkin' Donuts with Tyler Seguin. [PHT]

• Speaking of Valentine's Day, the Hershey Bears will be wearing these jerseys in warmups. Oh my goodness. [@TheHersheyBears]

• In minor hockey news, the BCHL's Penticton Vees set a league record with their 30th consecutive victory Tuesday night. [Vancouver Sun]

• Neat stuff on the growing popularity of hockey in the United Arab Emirates. [NHL]

• The retirement of Owen Nolan reminds this guy that he's old now. [Obstructed View Sports]

• 5 blockbuster trade deadline deals that almost happened. [Sportsnet]

• Adam Proteau lists the top 10 NHLers most in need of a change of scenery. Amazed it wasn't all Columbus Blue Jackets. [THN]

And finally, the awesomest way to prove your iPhone case is really sturdy: take an 82 MPH slapshot with it. [Gizmodo]

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