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Union’s ‘disclaimer of interest’ vote passes; potential NHLPA outdoor game; hockey’s Tim Tebow (Puck Headlines)

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• And so it begins... the Hershey Bears have begun preparations to host the Wilkes-Barre Penguins on Jan. 20, 2013 in the AHL's Outdoor Classic at Hersheypark Stadium. [@TheHersheyBears]

• According to Helene St. James: "NHLPA vote passes overwhelmingly in favor of enabling Disclaimer of Interest." The next step is seeing if the NHLPA executive board goes forward with it. [@HeleneStJames]

• If CBA talks are to continue any time soon, the holidays will not be a barrier, according to Donald Fehr. [TSN]

• Nick Cotsonika on yesterday's schedule cancellations and how it plays into whether or not there will be a 2012-13 season: "At least we'll know soon." [Y!]

• NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly in a Q&A with Bruce Garrioch: "I would clearly not understand why we would be in a position of having to cancel the season over the issues that separate us." [Ottawa Sun]

• A good read on race, the city of Winnipeg and Evander Kane: "We keep chastising Kane for his need to alter his lifestyle to fit our expectations. Well, maybe it's those perceptions that need to change rather than Kane."  [Arctic Ice Hockey]

• Should the lockout wipe out the season, the NHLPA is reportedly preparing to hold an outdoor game on Lake Louise in Alberta. [Sportsnet]

• We want to wish the best to Earl Sleek and Rudy Kelly, the masterminds behind the Battle of California, as they retire from hockey blogging. [BoC]

• Bovada's latest NHL lockout odds: When will the NHL lockout end? Before Jan. 15, 2013 (-140) / On or After Jan. 15, 2013 (EVEN ). [Bovada]

• Evgeni Malkin on Sidney Crosby joining the KHL: “I heard that [Crosby's] agent called Velichkin, that’s why there is such talk,” Malkin said. "But you should understand that Crosby has huge insurance costs, so I don’t know how he will settle these matters.” [Ria Novosti]

• Good on ye, Matt Hendricks, after spending a week on the USO Holiday Tour meeting troops stationed in the Afghanistan and Germany. [Washington Post]

• A great partnership between Ohio State University and Gay Hockey Ohio. [Jackets Cannon]

• Who is the NHL's version of Tim Tebow? Is it Jack Johnson? [Backhand Shelf]

• Hockey works in the desert, except this one is in Afghanistan. [News Sentinel]

• Since the world didn't even end today, you should go to tonight's San Francisco Bulls game and get yourself two free tickets to next Friday's game. [SF Bulls]

• Another injury for Team Canada's World Junior squad. [Buzzing the Net]

• Team USA's Seth Jones after yesterday's exhibition win over Finland: "We’re right in there. I think we’re the best team, obviously, here." [United States of Hockey]

• ...and the expected reaction from Lambert on day that saw Team USA win and Team Canada lose. [Sleeping Giant]

• Finally, Merry Christmas, from Jagr Claus:

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