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Carter Ashton gone for 20 games. Mini-Datsyuk growing up in Japan. Time to rename major hockey awards?

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Well I fell asleep, but apparently the Pens survived some penalty-filled madness in a 4-3 SO win against the Jets. Here are Meesh's thoughts on the insanity. [The PensNation]

Three impressions of the game from the bench by assistant coach Gary Agnew. Doing a nice job with the PK, man. []

If you ignore the rhetorical flourishes, this has some good observations on the newly sandpapered Penguins. ($) [DK on Pittsburgh Sports]

Craig Adams's consecutive games played streak reaches 300. Well, at least there's that. [PPG]

It seems that both the Pens and the Jets are headed in the right direction under new coaches. [Trib]

Leafs' Carter Ashton has been suspended for 20 games for violating the league's substance abuse policy. He will not appeal his suspension. [Globe & Mail]

Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin let their hair down and interview each other, making for some good TV. [The Hockey News]

What would your letter to your younger self look like? Check out Brendan Shanahan's. Awesome. [The Players' Tribune]

Ads on player jerseys? The return of the glowing puck? When does it end? [The Hockey News]

Is it time to rename some of the major hockey awards? I don't know. Count my opinion not in favor. [ESPN]

Strictly for the ladies and the commercial is in Swedish (with English subtitles), but damn ... this man could sell me anything he wanted to. [YouTube]

If that was not your thing, here's a really awesome clip of an 11-year-old Japanese kid with sick hands who dekes and dangles better than Datsyuk. Remember the name Aito Iguchi. [The Hockey News]

For the end something that will warm your hearts. John Lewis Christmas ads are huge in the UK, and they hit one out of the park with the latest one, about a boy and his penguin. Definitely picking them up in London in a few weeks. [YouTube]