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Friday Notes: An unoriginal Winter Classic

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  • The 2011 NHL Winter Classic is set to be announced, and its no surprise - the Washington Capitals will face the Pittsburgh Penguins at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. [WaPo]
  • Did the NHL mess this one up? At face value, I'd agree, but for cursory entertainment and marketing it doesn't get much better than Sidney Crosby vs. Alex Ovechkin. [303]
  • Ilya Kovalchuk and Alexander Frolov have reportedly received offers from the KHL. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Have the Preds signed highly touted defensive prospect Roman Josi? Apparently, but we'll wait until the press release to say for sure. [Slapshot.ch via Google Translate]
  • Predators radio voice Tom Callahan is a little tired of all the talk - just drop the puck, OK? [Preds Prowl]
  • Rachel checks in with part 2 of her player reviews, starring Shea Weber, Kevin Klein, Marcel Goc, and Martin Erat. [WTP]
  • Chris Pronger and Joel Quenneville: once friends, now enemies. [From the Rink]
  • Are the Blackhawks the Penguins of the West? SBN hockey overlord Travis Hughes has a look. [Broad Street Hockey]
  • Playing with fire, or legitimately funny? [Twitpic]