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Grading Cup presentations; Toews in for Game 6; Reimer on Bernier trade (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.

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• Sean McIndoe ranks the last 20 Stanley Cup presentations, with "Bettman Awkwardness" as part of the criteria. [Grantland]

• Great read by Dan Rosen on Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman's job keeping the core intact and rebuilding the team after the 2010 salary cap debacle.[NHL.com]

Jonathan Toews talks about his status for Game 6: "I feel good. I think coaches were just being cautious not letting me get back on the ice the third period the other night. I’m ready to go and ready to play tonight." [CSN Chicago]

Milan Lucic on Game 6: "This is where players are remembered the most." [WEEI]

• Temperatures have been in the 90s all day in Boston. How bad will the ice be for Game 6? [CBC]

• According to KHL president Alexander Medvedev, he's spoken with Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky about playing in Russia. “I’ve met Sergei and his agent. We held negotiations, an offer was made. Now the player has to make his decision. The choice is his.” [R Sport]

James Reimer on the Toronto Maple Leafs' acquisition of Jonathan Bernier: "It makes you feel a bit doubted as a goalie... Is it by the coaches? Is it by the GM? Is it by the media? You could drive yourself crazy asking yourself things like that." [Toronto Sun]

• What's the fantasy hockey spin on Bernier to the Leafs? [Dobber Hockey]

Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi on the futures of Rob Scuderi, Dustin Penner and Willie Mitchell. [LA Kings Insider]

• The Montreal Canadiens will use their second and final compliance buyout on defenseman Tomas Kaberle, who had one year left on his contract. The move will cost the Canadiens $3 million. [Habs Inside/Out]

• Markus Naslund gives John Tortorella a thumbs up if he's to be the next head coach of the Vancouver Canucks. "I thought he was honest and straightforward. And as a player I appreciate that, even if sometimes it's stuff you might not like to hear. I appreciate people that bring it to you and are up front." [Vancouver Sun]

• A New York Islanders fan talks about living under the threat of having your team relocated. [Next Impulse Sports]

• "The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forward Harry Zolnierczyk from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Alex Grant, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero." [Penguins]

• The Winnipeg Jets announced a one-year extension for head coach Claude Noel. [Jets]

• USA Hockey announced its full women's roster for the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi. [USA Hockey]

• Finally, here's Y!'s own Nick Cotsonika previewing Game 6:

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