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CBA talks continue; Game of Thrones jerseys; NHL 13 demo date (Puck Headlines)

Sean Leahy
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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.

Dave's Geeky Hockey

• If you haven't visited Dave's Geeky Hockey site, what are you waiting for? Aside from these Game of Thrones jerseys, be sure to check out ones for Ghostbusters and Super Nintendo. [Dave's Geeky Hockey]

• The NHL and NHLPA met today in Toronto with the players presenting their proposal to the league. Said Donald Fehr on Monday, "What we expect to do [Tuesday] is to put forth an alternative view as to what we should do next. That's the best way I can put it." [CBC]

• NHL commissioner Gary Bettman on today's meetings: "It's clear to me (the NHLPA) didn't put (the proposal) together in an hour or two." Well, yeah, we did wait a month. [TSN]

• Among those in attendance at today's meetings include Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin and Steven Stamkos. [The Star]

• The woman who claims Anaheim Ducks GM Bob Murray threw a chair at her during a 2009 playoff game will get her day in court as jury selection began today in the case. [Detroit Free Press via Kukla]

• Today was the date that the New Jersey Devils were expected to settled $77 million in debt with lenders, but more time has been given for owner Jeff Vanderbeek to raise funds. The banks could have forced the team into bankruptcy today. [Fire & Ice]

• EA Sports announced today that the NHL 13 demo will be released Aug. 21 on XBOX 360 and Aug. 22 for PS3 (as well as for those in Europe). [Operation Sports]

• Do you not care for all of this CBA talk? It's okay, says Bourne. [Backhand Shelf]

• Russia took a 2-1 series lead with a 6-5 win over Canada in the Canada-Russia Challenge. [Russia Today]

• Do you want to play a game of shinny at Maple Leafs Gardens? The Pension Plan Puppets boys have a way to help make that happen for you. [PPP]

• The road to Sochi 2014 begins on Sept. 14 with preliminary qualification as Serbia takes on Israel and Mexico faces off with Croatia. [IIHF]

• Nashville Predators GM David Poile is still looking to add to his team's defense corps. [Smashville 24/7]

• If you haven't purchased your LA Kings Stanley Cup champion DVD yet, here's a review. [DVD Talk]

• A good read on New Orleans' former entry into the ECHL and what's happened since they folded in 2002. [The Hockey News]

• The Carolina Hurricanes added to their offense this offseason, but what about the blueline? [The Hockey Writers]

• Could Jonathan Cheechoo find a home with the Phoenix Coyotes? [Five For Howling]

• Finally, here's Stanley Cup champion Dwight King taking down a challenger in a beer drinking competition (some NSFW language):

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