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Jonathan Drouin won't playing anymore with the Tampa Bay Lightning organization, fines for players in the locker room, and 4K UHD coming to the NHL.

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Coyotes News

Arizona Coyotes: Resurgent Shane Doan Leads Surprising Coyotes In Playoff Push - Howlin' Hockey - An Arizona Coyotes Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Arizona Coyotes are a surprise entrant in the playoff race in the Pacific Division. They are led by the equally surprising Shane Doan.

Pacific Snapshot (1/20/16) - Jewels From The Crown
The Kings are the....crap how does this go....

News From Around the Hockey World

Jonathan Drouin suspended by Tampa Bay Lightning organization - Raw Charge
The official press release is here, but where this story will go form this point forward is anyone's guess.

The ‘big boys haven’t been converting’ for Dallas – ProHockeyTalk
The Stars are 1-5-2 in January.

Can a Healthy Devils Team Make a Run to the Playoffs? - All About The Jersey
NJ has stayed in the playoff hunt so far by leaning on Schneider a small group of forwards. We've seen just a few injuries can quickly derail those postseason dreams, but if they can get healthy and stay healthy, they should have a puncher's chance.

John Scott, Capitals and Canadian dollar panic (Puck Daddy Countdown) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: That sound you heard last week was the permanent breaking of any reasonable hope for a decent-sized increase in the cap ceiling next season.

Raffi Torres had ‘minor setback’ during AHL conditioning stint – ProHockeyTalk
A pending unrestricted free agent, the 34-year-old admitted earlier this month that his lingering knee issues may force him to retire.

Mikael Wikstrand loaned to Färjestad in the Swedish Hockey League - Silver Seven
After not much news on this front for a while, the Senators released today that prospect Mikael Wikstrand will be allowed to play for Färjestad in the Swedish Hockey League this season

Pierre McGuire cannot distinguish between bald men behind benches (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Pierre McGuire cannot distinguish bald men behind benches (Video)

Over $30,000 raised for Pride hockey tape to support LGBTQ youth | Calgary Herald
Though the NHL has been at the forefront of the LGBTQ rights movement, the league still has no openly gay players, leaving youth in the community with few role models.  But an Edmonton-based initiative aims to give allies another way of showing support: rainbow-coloured hockey tape.

Biz Nasty 3.0: Paul Bissonnette’s New, Slightly Lower Profile - Mayors Manor
The former Coyote is reinventing himself in the AHL.

NHL kangaroo courts fine for relieving players of their cash | SI.com
For infractions like eating an apple in the hot tub to simply being cheered by family members, NHL players are fined by their team's kangaroo court.

Vancouver vs. the World: Or, the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance - Fear The Fin
Oh yeah, this is good.

Ben Smith put on waivers - Fear The Fin
The Sharks forward played in just six games with the Sharks.

Sharks owner is ‘really concerned’ about lagging attendance – ProHockeyTalk
doubt the franchise could use some positive momentum. Ever since the Sharks blew that 3-0 series lead to the Kings in 2014, it’s been a tough go. Meanwhile, the NBA’s Golden State Warriors have become one of the hottest brands in all of pro sports.

Cam Ward To IR; Daniel Altshuller Earns First NHL Recall - Canes Country
Cam Ward goes on injured reserve with a concussion, opening the door for rookie Daniel Altshuller to get his first promotion to the NHL.

Rogers to broadcast NHL hockey in 4K UHD; NHL.com says it's not worth it - Pension Plan Puppets
The new, and very expensive, 4K Ultra-HD cable TV service offered by the Maple Leafs' owners has been panned for now by NHL.com. Should you consider upgrading?

Exploring the NHL's goal-scoring woes, league parity, and internal competitiveness - Eyes On The Prize
The trend over the last 35 years is one of a goal-scoring decline, but there aren't many outliers from the high standard deviation.

Extension talks begin between Bruins, Eriksson (who may be pricey) – ProHockeyTalk
Can Boston stomach the cost or will they shop the Swedish winger?

The Final Howl

The Islanders have some winter weather safety tips for you - Lighthouse Hockey
The Islanders are here with some important safety tips to get you prepared for chilly emergencies, travel and shoveling you might soon have to worry about. (Not a Zeitgeist.)