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Laperriere completes Ironman; UFA types; Leighton to KHL (Puck Headlines)

Sean Leahy
Puck Daddy

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.

• The Philadelphia Flyers wanted to set a Guinness World Record for people watching paint dry. Guess it worked.

• Despite a recurrence of concussion symptoms after crashing his bike a few weeks ago, Ian Laperriere completed the Mont-Tremblant Ironman in 12 hours, 11 minutes and 55 seconds. [Philly Burbs]

• Down Goes Brown gives us the 13 types of NHL free agents still available, like "The really good goalie who’s also somewhat crazy." Now, who could that be? [Grantland]

• One final look at the summer jobs of junior hockey players and how one led to a diabetes discovery. [Buzzing the Net]

• Good read on Francois Beauchemin from late-bloomer to Norris Trophy candidate. [Backhand Shelf]

• The Columbus Blue Jackets and their fans held the annual Cannonfest over the weekend and got a surprise visit from general manager Jarmo Kekalainen. [Jackets Cannon]

Michael Leighton will be playing for Donbass of the KHL this season after signing a one-year deal. He's only 32, so plenty of time for another few tenures with the Flyers. [The Fourth Period]

• More and more players have been de-committing from NCAA schools in favor of playing junior hockey. [United States of Hockey]

• Looking at the Edmonton Oilers' roster and the future. [Oilers Nation]

• Florida Panthers commercials from 2003 are just as beachy as you'd imagine. [Panther Parkway]

• Mike Bales will replace Gilles Meloche as Pittsburgh Penguins goalie coach. [Penguins]

• Goaltender Dustin Tokarski inks a one-year, two-way deal with the Montreal Canadiens. [Canadiens]

• Woody Woodpecker as Jacques Plante? That's how he looks on In Goal Mag editor's Kevin Woodley's mask. [IGM]

• Lars Jonsson, a No. 7 overall pick in 2000 by the Boston Bruins, has retired due to arthritis. [Greatest Hockey Legends]

• As far as rule changes go, should the NHL get rid of the charity point? [Hockey Wilderness]

• Finally, here's Andrei Popov scoring a nice one-handed goal for Traktor in the KHL:

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