Raising draft age; Knight forcing change; End fighting in juniors (Puck Headlines)


• That’s Lady Gaga at the Chicago Blackhawks game. Does she have eyebrows? [@NHLBlackhawks]

• The time to end fighting in junior hockey has long since past. [Globe & Mail]

• Mike Russo returns to the NHL’s War Room in Toronto and learns the league may install cameras in the posts. [Star Tribune]

• The NHL is in preliminary talks to raise the entry draft age to 19-years-old. [ESPN]

• Mike Hoffman’s butt was firmly planted on the bench in the third period of Saturday’s game. Head coach Dave Cameron explains why. [Ottawa Sun]

• International players have come to play in the NWHL, but their return for a second season is in question. [NY Times]

• Part I of an open and honest talk with Hilary Knight on her decision to switch women’s leagues, the growth of the game, and forcing progress in the sport. [Today’s Slapshot]

• The Great One weighs in on the World Cup of Hockey, calling it “foreign territory” for everyone. [CTV News]

• Five years after being given two months to live, Jim Nill’s wife, Bekki, continues to thrive. [Sports Day]

• Go inside a road trip with the New York Riveters of the NWHL. [SI]

• Tatiana Rafter pulls back the curtain to write about her life as a professional hockey player. [The Hockey Writers]

• Matt Moulson has had a difficult season with the Buffalo Sabres. GM Tim Murray opens up about how they’re working to turn things around. [Die By The Blade]

• Shea Weber continues to add to his legend with the Nashville Predators. [Predlines]

• The Pittsburgh Penguins are in control of their own destiny to make the playoffs. [Pens Labyrinth

• Michael Leighton breaks Johnny Bower’s career shutout record in the AHL. [AHL]

• Does Anze Kopitar deserve to be in the discussion for the Selke this year? [Jewels from the Crown]

• Austrian Thomas Vanek is thrilled to be a part of Team Europe for the World Cup of Hockey. [Buffalo Hockey Beat]

• Dylan Strome is a big part of the Arizona Coyotes future. For now, he’s trying to lead the Erie Otters to a Memorial Cup. [Last Word on Sports]

• The Coyotes could find a new home soon with the help of Arizona State University. [AZ Central]

• Meet Ron Murphy, captain of the Dubai Mighty Camels, who just captured a title in the Emirates Hockey League. [The National]

• Breaking down the World Cup of Hockey jerseys for the Scandinavian teams (i.e. Finland and Sweden). [Hockey by Design]

• Finally, we want to see the full pizza this slice came from.