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Okposo reviews The Dark Knight Rises; Breakfast at Quick’s; Enstrom extended (Puck Headlines)

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• Breakfast at Jon Quick's house. Clearly, they knew the spread would be overshadowed by the gaggle of trophies, so they hardly tried. Bagels and muffins? Lame. [Kevin Westgarth]

• The Winnipeg Jets have agreed to terms on a multi-year extension with Tobias Enstrom. [TSN]

• Kyle Okposo reviews the Dark Knight. The Islanders need to make this a regular feature. [Islanders]

• Don Levin, the owner of the AHL's Chicago Wolves, is pretty serious about getting an NHL team into Seattle. How serious? He went to Bellevue. [Seattle Times]

• Here's a neat article on what it's like to be the host family for a future hockey star like Jimmy Howard on Patrick Kane. The interviewer sounds legit. "I basically treat the boy like my son. I do for him exactly what I would do for my sons. I go to all home games and try to go to any away games that are possible. I make sure they are fed properly. I even have little chores for them to do when they aren't on the road." [Patch]

Looking at where Alex Semin fits on the Carolina Hurricanes, as well as this tidbit on the package the Blue Jackets were asking for Rick Nash: "The Canes pursued free agent Zach Parise and offered up a trade package for Rick Nash, but fell short on Parise (signed by the Minnesota Wild) and bowed out on the Nash bidding (the Blue Jackets apparently were asking for Jeff Skinner and another top-nine player; Zac Dalpe and another prospect and two first-round draft picks)." [Canes Now]

• Cam Charron compares the treatment of Rick Nash to the treatment of Alex Semin. [Backhand Shelf]

• Great obscure moments in Leafs playoff history: that time Pat Quinn screwed up the lineup card during a playoff game. [Down Goes Brown]

• Rick Nash discusses a phone call he had with John Tortorella. "[Tortorella] called me right after the deal went down. He seemed really intense but he seemed really helpful." I imagine Torts was like, "Welcome to New York, Rick, Let's make a blood oath." [North Jersey]

• In case it wasn't clear Shane Doan's agent is pumping the market like a boss, here he is on whether or not Shane is anxious to get something done soon: "I don't think Shane is anxious," said Bross, who represents many baseball players. "I'm used to free agency in baseball where we drag it out ridiculously long." I'd wager, then, that these delays have less to do with waiting for Phoenix, as they say, and more to do with strategically upping demand. [The Province]

• According to Aaron Ward, the Red Wings appear to have figured this out and dropped out of the running for Doan's services. [Kuklas's Korner]

• Sad news: Kevin McIntosh, a fixture in Windsor hockey since the 1970s, steps down from his position as general manager of junior's LaSalle Vipers because of Parkinson's disease. [Windsor Star]

• Minnesota Wild prospect and Gophers leading scorer Erik Haula was cited for disorderly conduct last weekend after urinating in a public place. In the best report ever, the officer noted that Haula was turned over to a friend who was "somewhat sober". [Sacbee]

• USA Hockey takes you back to when ice hockey was a summer Olympic sport. [USA Hockey]

• Should the NHL have a disciplinary appeals board? [Edmonton Journal]

• The Kings appear in no rush to trade Jonathan Bernier. [Fox Sports West]

• A fond farewell to Fabrian Brunnstrom, who returns to Europe. [Defending Big D]

• Have a chuckle at the best tweets about Tim Thomas's support of Chick-fil-A. [PITB]

• Dan O'Toole's intro to TSN Sportscentre's latest update on the NHL's CBA negotiations is pretty much perfect.

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