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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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• Not content to simply allow fans to become inebriated by their beer, Budweiser continues its quest to make people look like idiots by handing out goal helmets at a recent Flames game.

• Speaking of looking weird in Flames' jerseys, the five on Calgary's new third looks like an upside down 2, so enjoy looking like a weirdo, Mark Giordano. [Icethetics]

• The Montreal Canadiens have made incredibly boring NHL history by becoming the first team to put accents on their player uniforms. I mean, finally. [New York Times]

• The Pittsburgh Penguins are running the risk of becoming... over-Crosbied. Don't do it, guys. [The Globe & Mail]

• Mark Scheifele is really struggling. Should he go back to the minors? Related: I picked this guy to win the Calder last year. I am an idiot. [Winnipeg Sun]

Chris Kreider had two huge games for the Rangers in a row. Has he arrived? Alain Vigneault is skeptical. [NY Post]

Steven Stamkos, Phil Kessel, and Ryan Kesler are the NHL's Three Stars of the Week. [NHL]

• B.D. Gallof weighs in on the Thomas Vanek trade from the Islanders' end of things. [Hockey Independent]

• What's wrong with the Ottawa Senators? [Ottawa Citizen]

• Former NHLer Jay Wells, who had about 120 fights in his career: "I’ve never been a big fan of the fights." [Mayor's Manor]

• Former Toronto Maple Leafs coach John Brophy is visited by his former players in the Nova Scotia retirement home where he now lives. [Toronto Sun]

• Windsor Spitfires' right-wing Josh Ho-Sang is going to bring all the diversity to the NHL. "The Canadian-born 17-year-old’s father is a black Jamaican of Chinese descent, his mother is Chilean with Russian and Swedish bloodlines, and is Jewish." Come on man, pick an ethnicity and stick with it like the rest of us. [Color of Hockey]

• The owners of the CHL's Texas Brahmas are suing an amateur team for allegedly infringing on their logo. [Star-Telegram]

• On the Avalanche's great start, and the team motto that's helping them to believe in themselves. [Mile High Hockey]

• Nathan Walker becomes the first Aussie in AHL history to score a goal. [Sweetest Hockey on Earth]

• With Pavel Bure's number to be retired on the weekend, remembering the 1993-94 Vancouver Canucks. [Greatest Hockey Legends]

• "Western Conference teams continued their dominance over the weekend, winning all six interconference games. They’ve now won 50 of the 77 matchups between the conferences this season." Get it together, Eastern Conference. [Grantland]

• We love hockey hugs here at Puck Daddy, but they're a little more dangerous in juniors, where the full cages mean you run the risk of getting stuck to your teammates if you hug them with too much vigor. That happened this weekend. [Buzzing the Net]

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