Heritage Classic anniversary; Vanek returns for Isles; Jagr eyes ’18 Olympics (Puck Headlines)

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Here are your Puck Headlines: a glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media.

• It’s been 10 years since Jose Theodore introduced us to his mask toque at the 2003 Heritage Classic in Edmonton. Here’s an oral history of the event from NHL.com.

• One of the 57,00-plus fans in attendance at Commonwealth Stadium that day? 12-year-old Taylor Hall. [Edmonton Journal]

• Thomas Vanek will return to the Islanders’ lineup Friday. [@StapeNewsday]

• Jaromir Jagr keeps humming along at age 41. He’s feeling so good he said he’d like to play in the next two Olympics. Imagine a 46-year old Jagr in Pyeongchang. [Star-Ledger]

• Rangers owner James Dolan on GM Glen Sather’s future: “As long as he’d like to stay I’d like to have him.” [NY Post]

• The Sabres continued doing Sabre-y things in Thursday’s loss to the Flyers, and Ted Nolan has seen enough: “The gloves are officially off. Now we got to do certain things in order to play. If you don’t, you’re not.” [Bill Hoppe]

• Predators GM David Poile has reached out to Pat LaFontaine to ask he interview his assistant, Paul Fenton, for the Sabres’ gig. Fenton is really, really interested. [The Hockey News]

• A teaser was released showing a piece of the jersey the Senators will wear during the Heritage Classic, which could end up look like a reverse version of their current third jerseys. [Icethetics]

• Remember the Old Spice guy? He’s a big hockey fan and plays the game as well. “I just want to play, I want to challenge myself to see how good I can get. Honest-to-God, I think I’m getting better, but I’ve got a ways to go.” [Color of Hockey]

• Lane MacDermid has been dealt from the Stars to the Flames for a sixth round pick. Adjust your fantasy rosters accordingly. [Flames]

• So that Alex Ovechkin/Adam Oates relationship seems to be paying dividends, yeah? [Toronto Star]

• How Johnny Oduya has gone from a pizza delivery man with the Jets to dependable defenseman for the Jets Blackhawks. [Winnipeg Free Press]

• Can Chris Kunitz find a way onto Team Canada? [Pensburgh]

• Islanders head coach Jack Capuano has gotten a lot of heat for the team’s inconsistencies. Here’s an argument in favor of not firing him. [Eye on Isles]

• Speaking of Capuano, stop benching Michael Grabner. It’s only hurting the team. [Islanders Point Blank]

• Trying to get to the bottom of the disappointment that is David Desharnais. [Dobber Hockey]

• How did Nikita Zadorov celebrate being sent back to junior by the Sabres? With three assists for Team Russia during Thursday night’s Super Series game. [Buzzing the Net]

• Brooks Laich with a fashion faux pas in the “Fear of Missing Out on Hockey” Verizon commercial. [RMNB]

Via Onward State, here’s a Penn State hockey fan really enjoying himself some Bon Jovi, like anyone would:

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