In case you missed it, the Jackets have hired Craig Patrick to become the Senior Hockey Advisor that the franchise has been seeking since last season.
Over at Icethetics, they're non-plussed about recylced ASG jerseys, but also bring up a good point that we don't know what will happen to the ASG after re-alignment goes through.
It's better late than never - a recap soundtrack at Strait-Jackets for the win over Montreal!
After a powerful series in the New York Times on the life of Derek Boogard, Bruce Ciske has some thoughts over at the main SBNation page.
Something awesome: Bernie Parent will play in the Winter Classic alumni game, and he's bringing his iconic goalie mask with him.
Finally, your Puck Daddy roundup: David Booth is out after a nasty knee on knee hit, it's been 20 years since one of the most memorable bench brawls, a dude made his own jersey out of ring mail, and Theo Fluery has a bit of a Christmas Miracle.