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Nash returns to Columbus; Hobey Baker finalists; sore neck for Ranger (Puck Headlines)

Sean Leahy
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• Tia Carrere took in the LA Kings game last night and somehow STAPLES Center didn't play "Dreamweaver" once the entire game.

Rick Nash on returning to Columbus for the first time since being traded: “It’ll still be fun playing in front of the fans. I spent a long time there, it’ll be fun to go back to the city. Other than that, it’s such a cliché thing to say but the points are more important." [Bergen Record]

• Who should replace Ryan Callahan as next Rangers captain? Rick Nash would vote for Ryan McDonagh. [Daily News]

Zach Parise was victorious in his first visit back to New Jersey, but his third period goal was taken away and awarded to Ryan Suter. [Fire & Ice]

• Nathan MacKinnon's likely going to win the Calder Trophy this season. Just how special has his season been? [Eye on Hockey]

• Nick Cotsonika on Sidney Crosby's Hart, Lee Stempniak, Claude Giroux and more in this week's Three Periods. [Yahoo]

• As the investigation continues, police say that members of the University of Ottawa hockey players are not cooperating as they seek more information regarding an alleged sexual assault. [CP via HuffPo Canada]

• After leading the Canadian women to gold in Sochi, Kevin Dineen has been named head coach of the U-18 team. [CP via Globe and Mail]

• Why the Maple Leafs would be wise to hang on to James Reimer and keep him with Jonathan Bernier. [PPP]

• No concussion, just a sore neck for Paul Ranger. [Sportsnet]

• Canadiens forward Brandon Prust will miss the rest of the regular season with an upper-body injury. [Hockey Inside/Out]

• Johnny Gaudreau, Josh Archibald and Shayne Gostisbehere are among the top 10 finalists for the 2014 Hobey Baker Award. [College Hockey News]

• Dustin Penner on chirping with Dustin Brown: “Well, I supposed he’s had to work on his chirping game. He’s had a lot of time to sit on the bench and think of one liners. I didn’t hear him, I was probably thrown off by his helmet.” [Mayors Manor]

• Looking at five storylines as the Ontario Hockey League playoffs get under way. [Buzzing the Net]

• Peter Forsberg talks Sochi, Patrick Roy and his famous 1994 shootout move. []

• Go help the DFD crew in raising money to donate an automated external defibrillator (AED). [Defending Big D]

• If you're a clean-cut looking person, the minute you join the Philadelphia Flyers your sudden transformation into a pirate begins. [The Score]

• The Flyers have signed 2013 second rounder Robert Hagg to an entry-level deal. [Flyers]

• Chatting with Roberto Luongo about Twitter and Eddie Lack. [PITB]

• Here's an interview with Dave Schneider of The Zambonis about music and their place in the hockey world. [Lighthouse Hockey]

• Taking a look at Andrej Meszaros with a fantasy hockey eye. [Dobber Hockey]

• This bubble hockey league hasn't had a work stoppage in 27 years of existence. Marvin Haines for commissioner! [Hamilton Spectator]

• Finally, here's what a kids version of a Tyler Ennis, Nathan Gerbe, David Desharnais and Brian Gionta fight would look like.

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