Meier joins Sharks; Corrado unhappy; EPIX series premiere (Puck Headlines)

• Yeah, that’s a hockey rink on THE EIFFEL TOWER. It’s there to promote the 2017 World Championships in France and Germany. [Yahoo! Canada]

• Top San Jose Sharks prospect Timo Meier is getting his chance at the big show tonight against the Montreal Canadiens. [Mercury News]

• Frank Corrado is happy for Peter Holland getting out of Toronto, but laments living ‘in no man’s land.’ [The Athletic]

• Patrik Elias has yet to play for the New Jersey Devils and that was expected by the team. [NJ.com]

• Bryan Murray will be the first inductee into the Ottawa Senators ‘Ring of Honour.’ [Senators]

• ‘Road to the NHL Outdoor Classic’ premiere on EPIX Friday night. The first episode is all about dreams coming true. [NHL]

• Previewing Team USA’s camp for 2017 World Juniors.  [United States of Hockey]

• Brock Boeser of Team USA and North Dakota will miss WJC after undergoing minor wrist surgery. [College Hockey News]

• Kelli Stack, member of the US women’s national team and the Connecticut Whale, writes about what it means to face Canada on the international level and how it goes beyond the just the Olympics. [Players’ Tribune]

• Matt Duchene is happy to be back at his natural position of center. He feels he’s going to be more effective this way and the Colorado Avalanche could use it. [Denver Post]

• Down Goes Brown: Which playoff-turnover teams can hold their spots? [Sportsnet]

• Women’s Olympic qualifying continues overseas. The winners of each tournament will advance to the final qualifying round. [IIHF]

• Katie Guay made history as the first female referee in D-1 men’s hockey. She’s good at her job so she probably doesn’t get the attention the attention she deserves. [Providence Journal]

• Evaluating the NWHL 2016 draft class at the midway point in the season. [Ice Garden]

• The reigning Clarkson Cup champion Calgary Inferno are continuing to dominate by rotating through three goaltenders. [Excelle Sports]

• Addressing the Boston Bruins backup goaltender situation. [Bruins Daily]

• What’s the deal with Andrew Ladd? The New York Islanders free agent acquisition has been disappointing at best. [Lighthouse Hockey]

• Time to revisit the subject of firing Paul Maurice (again). [Jets Nation]

• Making the case for the Vegas Golden Knights to tank from day one. [Bleacher Report]

• Rumors of the Montreal Canadiens trading for Alexander Burmistrov wouldn’t solve the Habs injury woes. [EOTP]

• The New York Islanders have three goaltenders and they’ve ‘wasted’ two years of Jean-Francois Berube. [Eyes on Isles]

• “The hills are are alive with the sound of music, with Kris Russell about to sign for a thousand years. Probably $8 million a season. I kid, but just barely. Oilers twitter has gone full Rodgers and Hammerstein these days, and it is certainly understandable. However, since the Peter Chiarelli quote was ‘at some point, we’ll talk about an extension’ best to put off the appointment with the ledge.” [Lowetide]

• Alexander Radulov was a hit with the kids at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. [Montreal Gazette]

• Fantasy hockey: Adding Evander Kane will help your team. [Dobber]

• Throwback Thursday: When Winnipeg Jets rookie Deron Quint scored two goals in four seconds. [Vice Sports]

• Finally, Morgan Reilly gets quizzed on all things holiday in the locker room.