Dec 10, 2013; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames goalie Reto Berra (29) reacts to the goal scored by Boston Bruins centre David Krejci (not pictured) during the third period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Bruins won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports

QUICK SHIFTS: Brian Burke, Suspension Updates, Team Usa

Well we have made it to Friday.  Hopefully for most of you its the last day of your work week and you are able to get through the day and enjoy the upcoming weekend.  Last nights games we saw the Columbus Blue Jackets go into Madison Square Garden and defeat the New York Rangers.  We saw the Buffalo Sabres lose yet again.  The Philadelphia Flyers bounce back after taking a whooping the night before from the Chicago Blackhawks.  For all the game recaps check out or daily video recap section.  Let’s get to todays QUICK SHIFTS.

On Thursday, Calgary Flames President of Hockey Operations Brian Burke decided enough was enough.  Burke fired General Manager Jay Feaster and Assistant Manager John Weisbrod.  Check out this article by Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun as he takes a look at the timing of the firing and where the Flames may turn to for their next general Manager.

The National Hockey League Board of Governors met this week and discussed a vast array of topics.  One topic that just will not go away is the idea of the NHL expanding.  Check out this article by  at Yahoo Sports Puck Daddy as he updates on if there is a possible list or preferred destination for any upcoming expansion.

Brendan Shanahan and the Department of Player Safety made three more rulings this weeks on illegal hits. Jared Cowen. Dion Phaneuf and Richard Panik all learned their fates.  Check out these videos for the updates on what each player received for their reckless actions.

Jared Cowen Video:

Dion Phaneuf Video:

Richard Panik Video:

Team USA is set to announce its roster at the Winter Classic Game on January 1, 2014 at the “Big House” in Michigan.  David Poile and the braintrust of Team USA have some tough decisions to make and injuries are not helping things. Check out this article by Stephen Whyno as he takes at look at some of the injured players and how their injuries are affecting whether or not they get chosen for a spot on the team.

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