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Jim Nill reads your blog; Babcock on analytics; Rich Clune on naked pic etiquette (Puck Headlines)

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Patrick Kane poses for a photo with a fan, wisely covers up the St. Louis Blues logo. Company man to the end.

• Jim Nill throws a little love towards the hockey blogosphere. "There’s amazing stuff in the blogosphere. We sit down all the time and analyze it. Lindy and I are on the plane all the time and looking at this stuff – we look at it and track it to see if there’s something there. Like I said, we’re all very competitive, and we are all looking for the edge. And whatever’s gonna help us is great for the game.” [Sporting News]

• James Mirtle on why the Kyle Dubas hiring signals the dawn of a new era in Toronto. [The Globe & Mail]

• In case you weren't sold on how young Kyle Dubas is, here's a handy infographic contrasting his age with his NHL GM peers. [Sportsnet]

• Mike Babcock is beginning to get into analytics. [NHL]

• And speaking of analyitcs, if you still haven't checked out Corey Sznajder's zone entry tracking project, amend your error now. [Shutdown Line]

• The Sedins have escaped a lot of criticism in Vancouver, and likely will if the team is poor again next year. Here's who will face fan wrath instead. [The Province]

• Important advice from Rich Clune in this NSFW Q&A: "If you’re a dude: don’t send dick pics. And don’t ask a girl to send a naked picture, just take what comes your way. It’s a lot classier if you let things happen organically." Truth. [No Filter Blog]

• The Islanders have avoided arbitration with Kevin Poulin, signing a one=year, two-way deal. [The Score]

• Great stuff from Jeff Klein on the coming revolution in hockey helmetry. [New York Times]

• Who will win the least next season, and in so doing, set themselves up to win next summer? [The Hockey News

• NHL veteran Cory Sarich was hit by a car while riding his bike earlier this week. He hopes to recover and resume his NHL career. [Denver Post]

• Scenes from Tom Sestito's five-goal season. [Pass it to Bulis]

• Great stuff on former NHLer Claude Vilgrain, and his daughter Cassandra, who's picking up the hockey torch. [Color of Hockey]

• The strangest and saddest lines from every NHL team's Wikipedia page. [Grantland]

• If you have $500,000 lying around, you could buy yourself a minor-league hockey franchise. [Biz Journals]

• Taylor Pyatt signs in Switzerland. [Swiss Hockey News

• Here's new Canucks GM Jim Benning selling the rest of his staff on the Ryan Kesler trade. More behind-the-scenes stuff like this, please.

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