Oilers’ struggles; Stoner’s ‘mumps-like symptoms’; Nielsen’s dedication to Isles (Puck Headlines)

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• Giving the All-Star Game voting graphic a much needed update. Who wouldn’t want to vote for these mustachioed gentlemen?! [Twitter]

• Anaheim’s Clayton Stoner is being held out in precaution due to ‘mumps-like symptoms’. [CBS Sports]

• Word came over the weekend the Oilers are looking to ship out David Perron. How would his absence impact the team now and what are they looking for in return? [Oilers Nation]

• Mirtle: Why you can’t blame analytics for Oilers and Leafs struggles. [Globe and Mail]

• Milan Lucic did not like getting dropped with one punch by Dalton Prout. The verbose Bruins forward called the move ‘gutless’. [Bruins Daily]

• Dean Lombardi’s plans for the cap relief, Kings defense. [Mayor’s Manor]

• Marty St. Louis is making his return to Tampa Bay on Wednesday. Here’s why Lightning fans should be thankful he demanded a trade. [Tampa Bay Times]

• The Islanders have been a pleasant surprise a quarter of the way into the season. “If there is a skater who personifies the low-key, hard-working ethos of the team, it would be Frans Nielsen, the 30-year-old Danish center who has been an Islander longer than anyone else on the roster.” [The New York Times]

• Currency speculators punishing Canadian NHL teams. A falling Canadian dollar has a direct negative impact on every NHL team’s revenues. [Forbes]

• Why Arizona State could be bad for college hockey. [SB Nation College Hockey]

• In an interview translated from Russian, Sergei Bobrovsky says he favors Olympic Games over World Cup. [The Hockey Writers]

• Florida Panthers Roundtable: Winning back the South Florida community. [Litter Box Cats]

• Watch top NHL draft prospect Jack Eichel score sweet end-to-end overtime goal for Boston University. [Buzzing the Net]

• Fantasy hockey fancy stats: The Contrarian looks at sustainable success and close-game records. [Dobber Hockey]

The Hockey Sweater by Roch Carrier celebrates 30 years. Seminal short story by Quebec author tells the tale of a young boy forced to wear a Maple Leafs jersey. So Canadian. Love it. [CBC]

• Covering the real issues of our times: Holiday Power Rankings. [The Royal Half]

• Finally, Jody Shelley of the NHL’s Department of Player Advocacy makes a DoPS-esque video to campaign for Sergei Bobrovsky’s selection to the All-Star Game. [Columbus Blue Jackets]