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Canada PM’s hockey book; Kerry Fraser on Emery; Rangers want Yakupov? (Puck Headlines)

Harrison Mooney
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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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• I direct your attention to the face of Jonathan Toews. That dude is never smiling. [Reddit Hockey]

• Kerry Fraser discusses what the referee should have done in the Ray Emery fight. Hint: it's more. [TSN]

• Are the New York Rangers after Nail Yakupov? [NY Post]

Kyle Okposo is making a case to be invited to Sochi. [Last Word on Sports]

• It's time for Gary Bettman to push fighting out of the game, says David Shoalts. [The Globe & Mail]

Loui Eriksson will return to the Bruins' lineup Tuesday night. [CSNNE]

• Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been writing a hockey book for pretty much ever, and now, as his approval rating is at a serious low, his party is embroiled in scandal, and his rivals are gaining serious traction, this piece of Canada-bait conveniently comes out! [NY Times]

• The Winnipeg Jets seem like a team that could use a few changes. What, exactly, are they waiting for? [Arctic Ice Hockey]

• Todd McLellan on the NHL's wave of teenagers. “It’s remarkable how these kids can adapt to the league, the speed, the strength, the power, the tactics. These players that are playing as teen-agers in the league are exceptional. I was watching the Dallas game yesterday and Nichushkin was playing. I pointed out to my wife, ‘He’s 18, he’s a year older than [my son] Tyson is. And he’s 6-foot-4 and he’s skating and scoring goals.’ It really is remarkable where they come from and how they can fit in.” [Mercury News]

• Sean Burke has some pointed words for Ray Emery. [Fox Sports Arizona]

• The biggest development of the weekend, according to Mark Spector? Patrick Kaleta clearing waivers. [Sportsnet]

• Unsurprisingly, Martin Biron has joined the TSN panel. Saw that one coming. [James Duthie]

• Former NHL defenseman Jamie Macoun talks hits to the head and how, at times, he can't remember the names of his own kids. [The Province]

• The Ottawa Senators are off to a poor start, on the ice and in the stands. [The Hockey News]

• Cam Barker heads to Barys of the KHL. [Barys]

• Luke Schenn is a healthy scratch for the Flyers Tuesday night. Schenn: "I don’t like being in this situation. But at the same time, I am not losing any confidence because of it. I’m not that concerned. Well, concerned is the wrong word, I guess. I was always taught that you worry about the things you can control. I don’t choose who is playing. I will continue to work hard and make the most of it and get better.” [CSN Philly]

• The Capitals could have sent Tom Wilson back to junior, but they chose to keep him. Now he's playing on the fourth line. Isn't that a waste? [RMNB]

• Why isn't Cal Clutterbuck killing penalties on Long Island? [Islanders Point Blank]

• Meet 7-year-old Sara Woll, who is already living the hockey life. [Star Tribune]

• Via Buzzing the Net, Eric Veilleux, the coach of Baie-Comeau Drakkar, has a classic meltdown, throwing six sticks onto the ice after disagreeing with a call.

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