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Tuesday afternoon links: Crosby's Canadian top athlete, pranks and did the Pens let go a top prospect?

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Sidney Crosby wins the Lou Marsh Trophy (for Canada's best athlete) for the second time in three years. [The Spin]

However they might take it back if they find out what Crosby did to poor strength and conditioning coach Mike Kadar. [Empty Netters]

The new look power-play is ready to go. [Penguins.nhl.com]

The Pensblog gets you fired up for tonight's Flyer game like only they can. [tPb]

Former Penguin draft pick Jake Muzzin is now a sought after unrestricted free agent.  Is he good or good because he's playing his 4th season of junior hockey against kids largely younger than him? [TSN]

Part I: Is Don Cherry a negative influence on hockey players? [The Sporting News]

Part II: Grapes doesn't give a [expletive] if you think he's a negative influence. [Kuklas Korner]

The Western Conference is killing the East so far this season. [From the Rink]

Is Montreal backup goalie Jaroslav Halak about to be traded to the Philadelphia Flyers? [TSN]

Six American players are fighting over three spots left, Brian Burke says.  Wonder if Brooks Orpik could be one? [ESPN]

Finally, if you're like me, you'll watch Alyonka Larionov do about anything.  Her Christmas video (featuring cameos of a lot of NHL players and Penguins including Max Talbot, Tyler Kennedy, Brooks Orpik, Pascal Dupuis, Kris Letang, Marc-Andre FleuryEric Tangradi and Evgeni Malkin [with his cat]) after the jump [Youtube]