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Dion Phaneuf gets engaged; Vancouver riot suspects found in U.S.; Winter Classic logo (Puck Headlines)

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Lambert proposed checking out other hockey in your area if there's a work stoppage. Here are 10 alternate ideas of things to do, including "Diving with Brad Marchand" and "Bear Hunting with David Booth". No, it's not what you're thinking. [Puck Buddys]

• Dion Phaneuf popped the question to actress Elisha Cuthbert and she said yes. [US Magazine via Kukla]

• "Bettman has the cheek of a cat burglar, the determination of a pit bull and the stubbornness of a mule. He treats hockey fans like a bunch of monkeys and his latest offer to the NHLPA was pure, unadulterated horse patootie." [Montreal Gazette]

• "If the players were a little more understanding and the owners were a little less stupid, they could solve this thing in a week. But they aren't, and they probably won't." [Edmonton Sun]

• This week is the 40th anniversary of the 1972 Summit Series between Canada and the Soviet Union. One person left out of the celebrations: Alan Eagleson. [Globe and Mail]

• We've been talking fantasy hockey over the past week now that Yahoo! has opened up league registration for the 2012-13 season. But what do you do if there is a work stoppage? [Dobber]

• Vancouver cops have found three suspects who they believe took part in the 2011 Stanley Cup riots. The only problem is that they all live in the U.S. now. [Province]

• The logo for the 2013 Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium was revealed. Now, about that season ... [Icethetics]

• Hockey, specifically the return of the NHL to Quebec, has become a factor in the province's elections. [CTV]

• How do the Winnipeg Jets fill the void left by Zach Bogosian's absence? [Arctic Ice Hockey]

• Why an NHL work stoppage could actually benefit the Dallas Stars. [Defending Big D]

• Derek Armstrong spent five seasons with the Los Angeles Kings. He's still such a big fan that he wore his jersey during their run to the Stanley Cup. [Mayor's Manor]

• Who's the best NHL player with a last name beginning with "U"? Norm Ullman or Gary Unger? [NHL.com]

• Have you dreamed of owning OndrejPavelec.com? It'll cost you $1.25 million. [eBay]

• Congrats to the Melbourne Ice for winning their third straight Australian Ice Hockey League Goodall Cup. [IIHF]

• Is there a good way for fans to protest a work stoppage? [The Hockey Writers]

• Finally, via Russia Today, Evgeni Malkin and Ilya Kovalchuk captained teams in a charity game that raised over $500,000 for families of the victims of the Lokomotiv plane crash:

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