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George Parros update; the fighting argument; sleepy Bettman (Puck Headlines)

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Johnny Oduya (left) celebrates a goal, unaware that the evil spirit he roused after foolishly reading from the Book of the Dead (right) will never let him be. [Getty]

George Parros was released from hospital Wednesday morning with a concussion, but no facial fractures. Good to hear. [Canadiens]

• Bruce Arthur on the Parros incident, which definitely changed the conversation on opening night. [National Post]

• "If Orr and Parros had been ejected from the game after their first fight in the first period, there’s no way Parros is hospitalized tonight." Sure, I guess, but you could say that for any injury. If he'd been ejected before the accident, then the accident wouldn't have happened. Parros also could have been injured during the first fight, or while skating around with knives on his feet, or hopping over the bench. I'm anti-fighting, but I'm not so sure that last night's incident really helps to build the case against it in any substantial way. [The Hockey News]

• Gary Bettman falls asleep on opening night, because, while he may be the NHL's commissioner, he's also a sixty-one-year-old man. [Deadspin]

• Amazing story of how television commentator Tripp Tracy used his hockey connections to help his brother, who had been imprisoned in Venezula. [News Observer]

• Someone vandalized two new Wayne Gretzky statues in his home town of Brantford, Ontario. That's like cutting the head off Jebediah Springfield. [Yahoo]

• Examining who showed more hockey last night: Fox Sports 1, or ESPN. Poor John Buccigross is fighting a losing battle. [Awful Announcing]

• This is super cool: famous Boston Bruins goals in minimalist form. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]

• Steve Mason starts Game 1 for the Flyers. But the best part of this clip comes in the attached video (autoplay alert), when we're told "Peter Laviolette likes to ride a hot goalie." #Hockeyporn at its finest. [CSN Philly]

• Five ways the Buffalo Sabres can improve puck possession. I was disappointed one wasn't "wait to pay Cody Hodgson an insane amount of money until he learns how to play defence". [WGR 550]

• The U.S. government shutdown is affecting Air Force's hockey games. [The Gazette]

• Jay Rosehill can't play hockey, but he's in the Flyers' lineup anyway! [Broad Street Hockey]

• The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed Chuck Kobasew after he spent training camp on a PTO. [Penguins]

• Why the Oilers probably didn't need to claim two punching guys. [Edmonton Journal]

• The Hawkmobile is the secret to the Blackhawks' aspirations for a repeat. [DNA Info]

• Borje Salming: hockey's most important player. [Greatest Hockey Legends]

• Max Domi returned to the London Knights' lineup, only to get suspended pretty much right away for a flying headshot. [Buzzing the Net]

• Mike Richards or Joe Pavelski? [Dobber Hockey]

• Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon pop water bottles, because they're both pretty good at hockey.

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