Bettman’s good week; Monarchs jersey vote results; Senators in trouble? (Puck Headlines)

Harrison Mooney
August 16, 2013

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.

We did it! The Monarchs will be rocking the Burger King jersey next season.

• Between the sale of the Phoenix Coyotes and sorting out the New Jersey Devils ownership situation, Gary Bettman is having a pretty good week. [The Globe & Mail]

• Unfortunately, there are ownership issues afoot elsewhere. The Ottawa Senators' situation reportedly has them on the league's watch list. [Hockey Buzz]

• But they're still negotiating with Jared Cowen, and according to sources, they've got an eight-year, $28-million offer on the table. Yowza. [Ottawa Sun]

• Sean McIndoe points out that Daniel Alfredsson's mention of the cap circumvention in his last contract came as part of his opening statement. In other words, he planned that. "The question is whether he meant it as a 'what the hell' dose of honesty, or a thinly veiled parting shot at Senators management." [Grantland]

• In any case, Alfredsson's tell-all was pretty fun, no? Better than most thought it would be. [6th Sens]

• Jose Theodore would like to return to the Florida Panthers. There are no talks going on or anything, but he'd like that. [Sun Sentinel]

• Three members of the UNO Mavericks hockey team face disorderly conduct allegations after reportedly being racist dicks. "Witnesses told police that the hockey players had been harassing a small group of African-Americans with racial slurs and epithets." [Omaha World-Herald]

• A day in the life of hockey super-agent Pat Brisson. [Hollywood Reporter]

• It's been two years since the hockey world lost Rick Rypien. [Canucks Army]

• Dan Boyle and the Sharks are talking contract extension. [CSN Bay Area]

• "The NCHC, the new league formed after the creation of Big Ten hockey and featuring six former members of the WCHA, announced Thursday it will use shootouts to add an extra point to conference games tied after a five-minute OT session." [Star Tribune]

• Ian Laperriere's concussion symptoms are back. [Broad Street Hockey]

• It's looking more and more like Ales Hemsky will be at Oilers' camp next month, which makes sense, since he has a contract, and he's good. [Edmonton Journal]

• Gary Bettman's sun belt expansion reaching its logical conclusion: outdoor games in Miami, hockey teams in Puerto Rico and Cuba. [Panther Parkway]

• According to Bruce Ratner, the Islanders will likely be staying at Nassau Coliseum through 2015. [Islanders Point Blank]

• Part two of a three-part series on faceoffs involves a discussion with Travis Zajac about the art of the draw. [The Hockey Writers]

• Ignoring the no-brainers, are the Pittsburgh Penguins good or bad at drafting forwards? [Pensburgh]

• Vladimir Galuzin shows off some slick moves to score a goal in this KHL exhibition game.