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NHL Quick Shifts January 2, 2014

The Winter Classic is behind us, and now the rest of the National Hockey League can get back on with normal state of affairs, except

for the newly minted Stadium Series featuring chrome-like jerseys. Here is your daily morning dose of links and reading material from around the internet.

The Toronto Maple Leafs win the 2014 Winter Classic, continuing a trend of visiting teams earning victories.  The Boston Bruins remain the only home team to come out victorious.  This is also the third of six Winter Classics to require a shootout.  [Los Angeles Times].

The National Hockey League skates outdoors under the elements and away from the history of the banners normally in the rafters, but has the right formula for taking players back in time to play some outdoor hockey.  [SI.com].

Steve Yzerman says he likes the idea of an outdoor game between his Florida based hockey team, but isn’t championing that hard as he thinks the NHL might be killing the golden goose with so many games.  [Sporting News].

ESPN says this was the best Winter Classic yet.  Then again, what does ESPN know about hockey? [ESPN].

Michael Neuvirth is the latest member of the Washington Capitals to ask for a trade.  Trouble in the nations capital? [CBS Sports].


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