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Avs, O'Reilly back at it; Sharks' broadcast issues; Phaneuf to Capitals? (Puck Headlines)

Here are your Puck Headlines: a glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media.

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Yasiel Puig meets Stanley.

Yasiel Puig meets Stanley.

• Yasiel Puig touches the Stanley Cup without winning it, cursing the Dodgers' Cup hopes forever. [@Dodgers]

• The Avalanche and Ryan O'Reilly aren't getting along again. They should break up. [Denver Post]

• Will the Winnipeg Jets trade Evander Kane this summer? [Winnipeg Free Press]

• The Capitals are looking for a backup netminder. Who are the options? [Japers' Rink]

• Another question for the Capitals: should they go after Dion Phaneuf? [CSN Washington]

Shawn Thornton was a good Bruin, but the next team that signs him will just be getting a mascot. [The Score]

• Things have gone wonky with the Sharks' TV deal. Will it affect their ability to stay in San Jose? [Inside Bay Area]

• Speaking of Sharks' broadcast news, Drew Remenda won't be back with that team next year. That's terrible, because he's excellent. [Mercury News]

• Why do NHL teams give goalies long, stupid contracts? The answer is simple: because they want to believe they can just be shored up at the goalie position forever, and stop thinking about it. Like getting married. It doesn't work that way. Neither does marriage, as it happens. [SB Nation]

• The amount of hockey being played in the United States continues to rise. [US of Hockey]

• Cam Neely with a lame endorsement of fighting in the NHL: "I still think it’s a part of the game. It is a part of the game until the league says otherwise." [Boston Globe]

• Jordin Tootoo is on waivers. [MLive]

• As expected, Elliotte Friedman and Scott Oake have joined Rogers' broadcasting team. [Sportsnet]

• Flames GM Brad Treliving on the rumour he offered three players and a draft pick for Jason Spezza: "“I haven’t made any such offers. That’s 100% fantasy island. I saw it early Sunday online and had to read it a couple times and had to remind myself ‘oh ya I’m the Flames GM. Interesting.'" That's the best quote. I want to believe he got excited for a second, like, oh man, the Flames GM should totally make that deal and -- wait. [Calgary Sun]

• Did Alain Vigneault really say the 2014 Rangers were closer to the Cup than the 2011 Canucks? [PITB

• The headline and the photo for this article on Craig MacTavish's offseason made me laugh out loud. [Edmonton Sun]

• Does size matter (insofar as winning as Stanley Cup)? No. Defense does. [About]

• Biggest takeaway from this countdown of the top 5 UFA forwards this summer? It's not a strong crop.

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