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Caps, Gretzky 'mutual interest'; Price's dogs get lost; evolution of hitting (Puck Headlines)

Sean Leahy
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• Via Mike Alper, the Los Angeles Kings' logo is still getting mixed up with the Sacramento Kings. Why is this still happening? [NHL Shop]

• The Kings sure love to leave things until the final minutes. [LA Register]

• There is reportedly "mutual interest" between the Washington Capitals and Wayne Gretzky as the team's President of Hockey Operations. [NY Post

• If you're Carey Price and your dogs get lost, the entire city of Montreal will help to find them. [Eh Game]

• The mayors of Chicago and St. Paul have placed a wager on the Blackhawks and Wild series involving nut rolls, beer and popcorn. Why it's just not a straight up bet with Juicy Lucy's and deep dish pizza on the line, we'll never know. [DNA Info]

• In defense of Ilya Bryzgalov. [Hockey Wilderness]

• Ryan Johansen showed he's a budding star in the NHL this season. Time for the Columbus Blue Jackets to lock him up. [Columbus Dispatch]

• Sorry for their early elimination, St. Louis Blues owner Tom Stillman took out a full-page ad to thanking fans despite the team falling short of expectations. [Frozen Notes]

• Here's why the rest of the WHL loves to hate the Portland Winterhawks. [Buzzing the Net]

• Darcy Regier could be on Don Maloney's list of replacement assistant GMs now that Brad Treliving has left for Calgary. [Fox Sports Arizona]

• Taking a fantasy hockey eye to Mikhail Grigorenko and Evgeny Kuznetsov. [Dobber Hockey]

• Why HDTV is hockey's greatest gift. [Sports on Earth]

• Why the Broad Street Bullies weren't as tough as everyone made them out to be and how hitting has evolved over the years. [mc79hockey]

• New York Islanders general manager Garth Snow talks Jaroslav Halak, the NHL Draft and free agency. [Lighthouse Hockey]

• Whether they sign Halak or not, should the Islanders bring back Evgeni Nabokov? [The Hockey Writers]

• Jonathan Cheechoo moves on from the KHL's Medvescak Zagreb for Dinamo Minsk. [HC Dinamo]

• The European Champions League will feature 44 teams next season. [IIHF]

• Finally, via Reddit, here's 10 minutes of Ilya Bryzgalov. So, so worth it:

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