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Game 7 loss ‘will haunt’ Lupul; Ovechkin joins Team Russia at Worlds (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.

• Joffrey Lupul on the Game 7 collapse.

• Interested in seeing an entire gallery of disappointed Maple Leafs fans? It's your lucky day. [Windsor Star]

• "'Just wait for next year!' was always a phrase that was said with nervous, half-hearted undertones. This time around, everybody will be coming back with a taste of what's possible, and wanting a buffet." [Leafs Nation]

• Ahead of Wednesday night's Game 1 versus the Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock is keeping mum on how his fourth line will look. [MLive]

Torey Krug is up for the Boston Bruins as insurance after defenseman Dennis Seidenberg played only 37 seconds in Game 7 before leaving with a leg injury. [Boston Globe]

• Who is the best goalie of the remaining eight playoff teams? [Edmonton Journal]

• Fresh off a first-round exit, Alex Ovechkin will join Team Russia at the World Championships. [Capitals]

• Brandon Worley on the firing of Glen Gulutzan: "In the end, his team never seemed to really be able to gain the upper hand when the stakes were at their highest and it's likely that Gulutzan needs a few more years of coaching experience before he's ready to take over an NHL team again." [Defending Big D]

• Our pal Lyle Richardson looks at what's ahead for the Anaheim Ducks. [Spector's Hockey]

• Here's Dobber with his updated 215 top prospects list. [Dobber Hockey]

• More changes for the Colorado Avalanche as goaltending coach Kirk McLean was also let go. [Denver Post]

• Football players are catching on to this "hockey" thing. First, New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen, now Detroit Lions linebacker Travis Lewis.

• Theo Fleury is spending the next 10 days walking from Toronto to Ottawa to raise awareness for childhood sex abuse and stiffer penalties for child abusers. [City News]

• The Connecticut Whale are no more. Please welcome back the Hartford Wolf Pack. [Times Union]

• A former University of Alaska-Anchorage hockey coach has been accused of swinging a stick "baseball-style" and hitting a player across the thigh. [Anchorage Daily News]

• The London Knights won the OHL championship on Monday after scoring the game-winning goal with one second left in regulation. [Buzzing the Net]

• Finally, via DayWalker, here's the CBC pre-game montage for Game 7 of Leafs-Bruins featuring Metallica's "Seek and Destroy":

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