Puck Wire: Top Hockey News From The Weekend That Was: January 1

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Happy New Year everyone. The hockey calendar has flipped to 2018. Time to ring in the new year right with the latest hockey headlines. Here is the top hockey news for Monday January 1, 2018. Today’s stories feature continuing drama at the World Juniors, New York is ready for the Winter Classic, U.S. Men’s Olympic roster will be different, Tampa Bay continues to roll, Vegas unbeatable at home, Jets Flying high, and 10 years of the Winter Classic.

Top hockey news for Monday, January 1

The drama is continuing for the U.S. at the World Juniors as they grind to beat Finland. Now they face a bigger challenge in Russia when the quarterfinals get underway.

The Big Apple is ready for puck drop. Citi Field is taking shape nicely as the Rangers and Sabres prepare for the Winter Classic.

With no NHLers participating in the Olympics this year, Team USA’s men’s Olympic hockey team will have a different feel this year.

The Tampa Bay Lightning are the best team in the league right now. Tampa Bay proved it by dominating Columbus to close out 2017.

Staying off the strip did not help the Toronto Maple Leafs as the Golden Knights continue to roll on home ice.

The Winnipeg Jets are flying high into 2018 leading the Central Division after defeating the Edmonton Oilers.

As the Winter Classic hits 10 years, let’s take a look at how the game came to be.


Read More:

NHL Metro Division Notebook: Year Full of Surprises

NHL Central Division Notebook: Standings Are Heating Up


Photo Credit: By Michael Miller (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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