Ex-Pens unhappy with handling of Bylsma; Daly responds to Fehr lockout comment; WJC viewing details (Puck Headlines)

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• Santa and his elves in LA [@LAKings]

Former Penguins Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik react to Dan Bylsma’s firing. “The organization can say whatever it wants, that it wasn’t sure what it wanted to do, all that stuff,” said Niskanen. “But it was (bull).” [Trib Live]

• NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly has responded to Donald Fehr’s claims that all signs point to another lockout when the CBA expires after the 2021-22 season. Spoiler: Daly wasn’t thrilled with the comment. [ProHockey Talk]

• Live TV & streaming details for Team USA at World Juniors. [USA Hockey]

• Devils’ Michael Ryder, unhappy with ice time, could ask to be traded. [NJ.com]

• Team Canada’s Connor McDavid settles in after being ‘as rusty as you can possibly get’. [Buzzing the Net]

Illness spreading through Sabres, but Nolan maintains it’s not mumps. [Buffalo News]

• Dallas Stars GM Jim Nill joins TSN to talk hockey analytics. [TSN]

• Behind the scenes with EPIX and an interview with producer Ross Greenburg. [Japers’ Rink]

Brayden Holtby discusses his gear for the Winter Classic. [RMNB]

• Interview with Brandon Prust on 100 career points, fighting, and reaching veteran status in the NHL. [Feels Like ’93]

• Down Goes Brown reviews the weekend with the theme of ‘Fanning the Flames’. [Grantland]

• Cross Checks Blog: Calvin Pickard, Tyler Seguin on the rise out West; Wild and Coyotes trending down. [ESPN]

13-year journey leads Rob Zepp to first NHL start – and he got the win for the Flyers. [THN]

Worried about melting ice, pro hockey vows to go green. [Washington Post]

• NHL Three Stars of the Week: Anze Kopitar, Jakub Voracek, and Marc-Andre Fleury. [NHL]

• Closer to returning from fractured finger, Vancouver’s Zack Kassian must get game pointed in right direction, or else he could see himself of a bus out of town. [The Province]

• An Oilers fan is not happy with the Facebook group Kevin Lowe Must Go’s decision to raise funds to put an open letter to the owner, Mr. Katz, in the Edmonton Sun. [Sports Haven]

Finally, the New York Rangers honor two fallen NYPD with a moment of silence. [NHL]