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Complete Olympic rosters; American beer; Dallas seeks video game themes (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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• Labatt unveils Olympic-themed cans. Sweet, sweet American cans. [Eye On Hockey]

• Feeling under informed about the Olympic hockey rosters? Here's a list of every single one. [IIHF]

Roberto Luongo's ankle injury doesn't appear to be too severe. The Canuck netminder is expected to be out 1-2 weeks. [The Province]

• Darryl Sutter on Mike Gillis's suggestion that Dustin Brown ran Roberto Luongo: "Well, good for Mike Gillis to say that…Quite honest, if you just asked about Jonathan Quick, how Jonathan Quick looked in video? Roberto Luongo looked great in video, too. Played a hell of a game. That goal, [that] shot was on a rebound that came right here. The player was going to the net, shot it into the net, tried to go over Roberto Luongo. That’s wonderful that they would quote that. Quite honest, that’s [road apples]. It is. It’s [road apples]. Don’t get me going on it." [LA Kings Insider]

• The Dallas Stars' music director/DJ is looking for video game themes to play during games. Seriously. Go help him. [Kotaku]

• Patrick Roy rips J.S. Giguere after the Avalanche's loss to the Flames. ""I think Jiggy should have played better tonight. We're not going to look at our team. We might not have had the jump we should have, but Jiggy needs to be better. He hasn't played well in the last four or five games. He should stand up and say, 'I'm not playing up to what I should.' And he did not. He needs to be better, and we need him playing better. Period." [Denver Post]

Thomas Vanek seems happy with the Islanders. Happy enough to sign there instead of testing the free agent market? [NHL]

• Alex Galchenyuk will miss six weeks with a broken left hand. [Canadiens]

• Are the World Juniors out of control? Like an aging Disney star, these World Juniors. [Buzzing the Net]

• Don Cherry was none too pleased with Brent Sutter's suggestion that Hockey Canada puts too much focus on winning and losing, and not enough focus on just teaching skill. [Canoe]

• Michael Nichols, a high school hockey forward, broke his neck Saturday after a checking from behind caused him to smash headfirst into the boards. It's too early to say whether he'll walk again, according to doctors. [NBC New York]

• "Thomas Smith, a former amateur hockey player, wants to make the game safer for players by creating a visual warning that would alert players they are getting close to the boards. He calls it the “Look-Up Line” — a 40-inch-wide bright orange line that surrounds the perimeter of the rink." [Here and Now]

• Nikolai Khabibulin has undergone successful ankle surgery. [Blackhawks]

• Akim Aliu's journey from Nigeria to Hartford. [The Courant]

• Top fantasy lines around the NHL. Colorado has moved some guys around, and it's paying off. [Dobber Hockey]

• Brian Burke may not hire a new GM in Calgary until after the trade deadline, which is fantastic news, in my opinion. [CBC]

• Johan Franzen is cleared to practice with the Red Wings after missing time with a concussion. [MLive]

• The Buffalo Sabres celebrate Zemgus Girgensons' 20th birthday. What did they get him? Is it a real name? Nope. He simply gets to endure a Stonecutters-esque ordeal: The Paddling of the Swollen Ass.

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