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Doll beds in Sochi; Finland’s goalie factory; Phil Kessel, good at hockey (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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• One of the rooms the Team Canada men's team will be staying in. It's Tinytowne! I'll bet now you wish you'd taken Martin St. Louis, don't you, Hockey Canada? [Stephen Whyno]

• Finland is pumping out quality goalies all over the place. [NY Times]

• And also this one disgruntled goalie in Tampa Bay. Riku Helenius's time with the Lightning may be coming to an end. [Raw Charge]

• What is the secret to Phil Kessel's success? James Mirtle investigates. [The Globe & Mail]

• After the Canucks' fourth straight loss, John Tortorella burns his team, and David Booth pays the ultimate price. “I thought our best forward was David Booth, which is good for him. That’s not good for our team, to have him as our best forward.” Don't forget the 15% gratuity, Booth, because you just got served. [Vancouver Sun]

• Brad Marchand has become the face of the Bruins/Canucks rivalry. So this rivalry has a massive, massive nose. [Bruins Daily]

• Tyler Seguin almost wound up in Buffalo. [Buffalo News]

Bobby Ryan on following the Olympics he won't be in: “Where I’m going there won’t be a whole lot of coverage on the hockey. I’ll check in on the internet, but that’s about it.” He seems upset about something, I dunno. [Senators Xtra]

• After Greg Wyshynski ripped him for his lousy Olympic rebuttal, Bobby Ryan played poorly again. Just another lousy rebuttal. This dude just can't rebut. [6th Sens]

• But big deal. Now Ryan will be fresh for the rest of the year, while everyone else comes back and plays like crap. He's just getting it out of the way now. Ian Mendes on how playing in the Olympics affects your performance once you come home. [Ottawa Citizen]

• Ondrej Palat of the Tampa Bay Lightning is the NHL's rookie of the month. [NHL]

• Tim Thomas wants to return to the Panthers next season. [Sun-Sentinel]

• The OHL's Belleville Bulls need a new facility badly. [Buzzing the Net]

• Kris Letang has an illness, and the doctors can't figure out what it is. Based solely on recent history, and at the risk of sounding like TV's Dr. House, they should check for Rocky Mountain spotted fever. [TribLive]

• "Tonight Randy Carlyle is going to play perhaps the worst line in the history of the NHL. Colton Orr, Jerred Smithson, and Frazer McLaren." How many minutes will they play? [PPP]

• Paul Maurice looks back on his time with Carolina. [News Observer]

• The NHL has been chasing European stars since the 1930s. [Greatest Hockey Legends]

• Is the Stadium Series good or bad for the NHL? [The Hockey Writers]

• Seven attributes of bad minor hockey coaches. [Glass and Out]

• Finally, remember Miroslav Satan? He's still playing, and he still has hands.

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