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Altitude Check: Paul Maurice is an All Star

After a solid Christmas break, it is time to get back to sharing hockey news with everyone.

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Winnipeg Jets News

Paul Maurice is coaching Team Central in the All-Star Game. (Winnipeg Sun)

Old news, but Dustin Byfuglien appears to have spent his New Year’s Eve doing what he loves: ice fishing. (Global News)

Arvid Holm is playing in the Allsvenskan this year and he is making some big saves. (Twitter)

Hockey News

Marie-Philip Poulin set up one of the best goals ever. (Twitter)

Brent Burns and Erik Karlsson are starting to gel and this is bad news for the rest of the NHL. (Mercury News)

Michael Hutchinson is back in the NHL and he posted a shutout in his first game of the season. (Toronto Sun)

Hockey has it’s own vernacular, so what happens when someone broadcasts a game in a language that does not have all the terminology it needs? Read how some Spanish broadcasters handle it. (ESPN)

Finland just won the World Junior Championship after their program appeared to be in tatters fifteen years ago. They changed their entire development system to great effect. (Habs Eyes on the Prize)

After some ugly racism during a hockey game resulting in kids fighting, the team fought back off the ice as well in support of their teammate. (Washington Post)

The IIHF is considering moving towards more tournaments being played in North American-sized ice. (Sportsnet)

What is the best way to make the NHL? There is no clear answer. (Elite Prospects)