Lindros finally a HOFer; Spaling, Pens avoid arbitration; hottest NHL logo (Puck Headlines)

Sean Leahy
July 31, 2014

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.

• Hopefully P.K. Subban’s agent submits this as part of his arbitration case Friday, should things get that far.

• Will the $5.25 million salary arbitration offer the Montreal Canadiens submitted for Subban be remembered by the defenseman down the line? [CBC]

• Meanwhile, Subban’s agent said he wasn’t instructed by his client to make him the league’s top-earning blue liner. [PHT]

• The Philadelphia Flyers announced that John LeClair, Eric Desjardins and Eric Lindros will be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame this season. [Flyers]

• Nick Spaling and the Pittsburgh Penguins avoid arbitration and agree to a two-year, $4.4 million deal. [Penguins]

• Paul Stastny’s signing in St. Louis means the Blues have employed a trio of Stastny’s. [Post-Dispatch]

• The Vancouver Canucks changing jerseys again? Can Johnny Canuck make it on the front of the jersey this time? [Nucks Misconduct

• Barry Trotz will put his stamp on the Washington Capitals forward group, thanks to the fact he’ll have some options to play with. [Japers’ Rink]

Paul Bissonnette on his uncertain future: "There's a stalemate right now where some are either at the cap, maybe a little bit below it or over it where they want to make moves, but teams are waiting. I find that one or two trades are going to spark more movement." [Arizona Republic

• How did the biggest trades from last season work out for each team? [Grantland]

• An unofficial list of Ottawa Senators marketing slogans, including, “This Town Needs a REDnema.” [Welcome to Your Karlsson Years

• Kevin Hayes is going to hit the open market after failing to sign with the Chicago Blackhawks. Should the Vancouver Canucks get involved in the sweepstakes? [Canucks Army]

• Kale Clague has a cool name and he’s also ready to make an impact with the WHL’s Brandon Wheat Kings. [Buzzing the Net

• Time’s running out for Max Reinhart to make an impact with the Calgary Flames. [Flames Nation]

• Who’s the most frustrating player in fantasy hockey: Cam Ward or Mike Green? [Dobber Hockey]

• What is the hottest logo in hockey? It’s a bit of a throwback. [Hockey By Design]

• Finally, the NHL on FOX commercials from the 1990s are probably something we'll never see again: