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Devils’ sale to be completed this week; Bulger’s Cup ring not Nilan’s; pay Gretzky? (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.

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• The Swedish Blackhawks partied with the Stanley Cup this week and it looks like it was a blast. []

• Have you watched Mooney's latest video? You haven't? What's wrong with you? Go!

• Talks have progressed to the point that the New Jersey Devils could be officially bought by Philadelphia 76ers owner Joshua Harris as early as this week. [Fire and Ice]

• After news came out Monday that "Whitey" Bulger was seeking to keep a Stanley Cup ring that was given to him by a third party, many believed that it belonged to former NHLer Chris Nilan, who was once married to the daughter of the convicted mobster's ex-girlfriend. Nilan released a statement Tuesday saying that he's in possession of all of his Cup rings. [Montreal Gazette]

• Scott Arniel, Daniel Lacroix and Ulf Samuelsson have officially joined Alain Vigneault's staff in New York. [Rangers]

• Dalton Young of the Saginaw Spirit is being charged with assault with "intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, first-degree home invasion, and resisting and obstructing a police officer" after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend and stabbing her father in the back. [Buzzing the Net]

• Because there aren't enough of them, outdoor hockey will be coming to Frontier Field in Rochester as the AHL's Americans will host the Lake Erie Monsters in December. [AHL]

• The Colorado Avalanche will retire Adam Foote's No. 52 before their game against the Montreal Canadiens on Nov. 2. [Avalanche]

• Gilbert Brule will attend Phoenix Coyotes camp on a tryout basis. [Province]

• An open letter to Nashville Predators president and COO Sean Henry in response to their "Keep the Blackhawks fans out" ticket promotion. [The Full Amonte]

• Is Tim Leiweke deserving of praise for his success or skepticism? [Pension Plan Puppets]

• Hey, who are the top 10 defensemen in the Metropolitan Division? [Japers' Rink]

• It's been 25 years since Wayne Gretzky was traded. The Coyotes have owners finally. The NHL should pay up! [Edmonton Journal]

• According to Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill, the team will name its new captain after training kicks off. [Stars Inside Edge]

• There could be five teams worse than the Calgary Flames next season. Five! [Flames Nation]

• If you're making a list of fantasy hockey sleepers for this season, add Sven Baertschi's name to it. [Dobber Hockey]

• Finally, the NHL 14 demo arrives on PS3 and XBOX 360 August 20.:

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