Coaches upset by Rolston fine; Ovechkin to bear torch; EA picks Blues to win Cup (Puck Headlines)

Harrison Mooney
September 26, 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.

• One of hockey's coolest traditions continues, as the Chicago Blackhawks have their names etched into the Stanley Cup.

• Denis Brodeur, the legendary sports photographer and father of Martin Brodeur, has died. [Renaud Lavoie]

• NHL coaches are pretty upset with the fine to Ron Rolston. Said one coach: “So what am I supposed to do now? Do I call the ref over and call timeout so I can call Colie Campbell and ask him who I can put on the ice?" [Toronto Sun]

• According to EA Sports' simulation, the St. Louis Blues will win the Stanley Cup this season, with Alex Pietrangelo winning the Conn Smythe. [EA Sports]

• Speaking of early projections, the Ottawa Senators are pretty excited that ESPN thinks they're hockey's best team. Seems odd to put that much stock into the opinion of an outlet that doesn't know who Bobby Ryan is. [6th Sens]

• Alex Ovechkin will be the first Russian torchbearer for the Sochi Olympics. [NHL]

• NBCSN will debut two new hockey shows, 'NHL Rivals' and 'NHL Top 10'. [SB Nation]

• Patrice Bergeron and Gregory Campbell: style icons. [Patrick Varvatos]

• Brendan Shanahan responds to Marc-Edouard Vlasic's questions about consistency. He's nice about it, but we all know Vlasic just made his list. [Working the Corners]

• Logos for eight funny fantasy hockey team names, like Letangry Birds. [The Whistle]

• Acadie-Bathurst Titan’s Lucas Grundy gets a match penalty for hair-pulling during a fight. [Buzzing the Net]

• Roman Josi is the forgotten man in Nashville. [Smashville 24/7]

• 7th Rounder Mackenzie Weegar could be a draft day steal for the Florida Panthers. [Panther Parkway]

• Battle of California previews new division rivals the Vancouver Canucks. [PITB]

• Rather than the NHL draft lottery, what if the league had a short tournament for the first overall pick between the bottom four teams? [On Goal Analysis]

• The Florida Panthers love their new ownership. [Sun Sentinel]

• Can Griffin Reinhart crack the New York Islanders' roster? [Lighthouse Hockey]

• Nice little profile piece on Bill Daly, Gary Bettman's trusted deputy. [Sports Business Daily]

• Dave Lozo: fighting in hockey is prehistoric and needs to go. [The Score]

• Tour the new Pegula Ice Arena, home to Penn State's men's and women's ice hockey teams. [Centre Daily]