For many, today is one last "bonus" day of the holidays where you can relax and enjoy your couch, but for Dan Craig and his crack team of ice ninjas, today is the busiest and most stressful day of the year.
The other big Winter Classic news is that "Mr. Universe" Ilya Bryzgalov claims he will not be the starter. Despite Peter Laviolette trying to downplay the Russian netminder's announcement by saying he hadn't spoken to either goaltender yet, it made sense given that Sergei Bobrovsky has been the hot hand of late. All credit to Bryz: I think this is the first press conference in some time that included Q&A on tea selections.
At Backhand Shelf, Ms. Conduct decided to rank the NHL teams by attractiveness. I highlight this only for the way she describes Aaron Johnson, which is both highly amusing and subtly terrifying at the same time.
Columbus Wired reacts more to Scott Arniel's "pile on" comments, and someone has broken ground on a new meme generator just for him..