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Ducks swap logos; Kessel the musketeer; Devils sign Brunner (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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• The view from this lower-bowl seat in the Barclays Center, where the Islanders will soon play, seems less than ideal. There are some pretty bad seats in this building. [NY Mag]

• After letting their rebrand sink in for a few years, the Anaheim Ducks have quietly swapped their primary and alternate logos for the 2013-14 season. [Sports Logos]

Mikhail Grabovski on Phil Kessel's stick-swinging: "How do you say in English? Like a musketeer. Swish! Swish! Swish!" [RMNB]

• Phil Kessel's suspension hearing: the top-secret transcript. [Down Goes Brown]

• The Leafs have only themselves to blame for what transpired between them and the Buffalo Sabres the other night, writes Ryan Lambert. [The Score]

Tim Thomas's decision to step away from hockey was... the right one? [Stanley Cup of Chowder]

• "Jake Dowell shows up to the Wild locker room every day and sits in a far corner. As he joins his teammates and gets ready for practice, you’d never know the incredible weight he shoulders. [...] Dowell’s father and only brother are dying." [Star Tribune]

• The Devils have signed Damien Brunner to a two-year, $5 million contract. [Devils]

• But really, it's the back end where New Jersey is looking the most promising. [The Hockey Writers]

• Sherbrooke Phoenix's Simon Desbiens has been suspended 4 games for this disgusting hit. He should have gotten more. [Buzzing the Net]

Raffi Torres will miss some significant time with an ACL injury. [CSN Bay Area]

• More great hockey swag you really, truly should not own in the latest edition of Hockey Hoarders. [The Royal Half]

• Cool story on former hockey player Jim Ennis's new career as a nurse. [Boston Globe]

• Taking a look at the Western Conference schedule and how it will affect teams. The Minnesota Wild may be near the top of their division by November thanks to a schedule boost, for instance. [On Goal Analysis]

• Do the Columbus Blue Jackets even need a captain? [Full Mental Jackets]

• There was plenty of hyperbole during the Gagner/Kassian saga, but perhaps the most egregious was comparing Sam Gagner to Daniel Sedin. [Canucks Army]

• The best part of this John Tavares interview is watching his teammate in the background try to get across the hall without walking through the frame fully nude. Finally, someone gives him a towel, thus saving the day.

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