Finns on bikes; AHL All-Star stuff; Back injury for Zetterberg? (Puck Headlines)

Harrison Mooney
February 13, 2014

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.

• The Finnish hockey team rode bikes to their first game. Bikes! [Fourth Place Medal]

• It took a little time for Team Russia to shake off the nerves in their first game, but they survived a scare versus Slovenia. [Yahoo]

• The AHL All-Stars defeated out-of-continent invites Färjestad BK in the 2014 AHL All-Star Classic. [The AHL]

Henrik Zetterberg's having back problems in Sochi. Can he play through it or is Sweden about to lose another big piece? [Freep]

• The Swedes and the Swiss would appreciate it if you stopped confusing their countries, please and thank you. [USA Today]

• How Phoenix Coyotes hockey helped a fan cope with his wife's death. [Five For Howling]

• Meet Pete Rogers and Ray Thill, equipment managers for the Nashville Predators and the Tampa Bay Lightning, currently lugging gear for Team USA in Sochi. [ESPN]

Johan Hedberg has signed a professional tryout agreement with the Albany Devils. He cannot play for the New Jersey Devils this season because he was a compliance buyout in the summer. [Fire & Ice]

• Tieja MacLaughlin, the reporter charged with threatening her WHL player boyfriend, has agreed to a plea deal. [Buzzing the Net]

• From a fantasy standpoint, who's better: P.A. Parenteau or Loui Eriksson? [Dobber Hockey]

• The AHL's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will be hosting an Olympic hockey night, and wearing uniforms based on the "Miracle on Ice" jersey design. [Penguins]

• Get to know Canadian Olympian Jamie Benn, who is better than you at the hockey. [Pegasus News]

• Why Patrick Sharp will be Canada's X Factor in Sochi. [The Hockey Writers]

• Damien Brunner is hoping to lead the Swiss to a surprising result in Sochi. [The Hockey Writers]

• After reading the Pass it to Bulis cheat sheets on Team Canada, an enterprising blogger has written up one for Team Russia. [Rated Zed]

• If you haven't seen it yet, watch and marvel at Charles Bertrand's extraordinary shootout goal during AHL All-star weekend.