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Morning Links: Former Leafs In Winnipeg, Alex Ovechkin, Jean Beliveau, And More!

As the Leafs get set to play the Winnipeg Jets, some familiar faeces...errr faces become foes.

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Leafs and Jets both pushing to rebuild on the fly
Cue the crushing defeat at the hands of an Antropov-Wellwood-Ponikarovsky line. From James Mirtle.

Ways Phil Kessel is dealing with his nine-game scoring slump
The latest from DGB.

Would You Rather: Kessel or Ovechkin
I love Phil Kessel, but this is a silly question. Wait, would I rather what?

Recent Maple Leaf “misses” at draft time mirror those of most teams over time
Michael Langlois with some long-range perspective.

Ten Thoughts At Ten Games
Jeffler with his two, er, ten cents.

History Lessons: The Holdout
Ellen Etchingham has a spotlight on Jean Beliveau.

Team Canada 2014
TSN's talking heads have been choosing their own 2014 Sochi team, and so has Dirty Dangle.

The fall of Alex Ovechkin
More shots. From David Johnson at Hockey Analysis.

Transactions of the Week, January 28-February 3
You don't realize all the roster activity taking place until you see it lined up like this. From Chase W. at NHL Numbers.

After serious injury, Blake Geoffrion insists he’s not retiring
Probably a dumb decision. From Sean Leahy.

What NHL officials did during the lockout?
How did NHL referees and linesmen keep from getting rusty during the lockout?

Toronto Plays A Special Brand Of Bad On Special Teams
The more things change...

Brandon Dubinsky hit with $10K fine for Rob Scuderi hit
Article from Greg Wyshynski.