Luongo’s ex-agent speaks; Grabovski update; Quenneville to get extension (Puck Headlines)

Sean Leahy

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.

• Via the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation, here's a sweet-looking new playground built by volunteers at Krumm Park. More at Fox Sports Ohio.

• Roberto Luongo's former agent, Gilles Lupien, is speaking out about his ex-client's treatment by the Vancouver Canucks: “I played on a team [Montreal] with nine Hockey Hall of Famers. I’ve never seen a star treated like that. I think personally he’s been treated like a piece of paper, a fourth-line player.” [Globe and Mail]

• The Mikhail Grabovski Derby is down to three teams, according to TSN's Aaron Ward. One of those is not the Winnipeg Jets. He's expected to make a decision sometime in August. [TSN]

• The Chicago Blackhawks are set to make a "major" announcement Friday afternoon. That announcement will be an extension for head coach Joel Quenneville. [Chicago Tribune]

• Let the debate begin! Y! hockey editor Sam McCaig ranks the top 30 No. 1 goalies in the NHL. [Y!]

• Nathan Gerbe has signed with the Carolina Hurricanes on a 1-year, $550,000 two-way deal. [Canes]

• Kyle Palmieri re-ups with the Anaheim Ducks for three years, reportedly worth $4.4 million. [Ducks]

• Ken Campbell on why the NHL is ready to expand to 32 teams. [THN]

• Minnesota Wild netminder Josh Harding has launched a charitable effort called Harding's Hope, raising awareness and funds for those living with multiple sclerosis. [Harding's Hope]

• Remember Nik Zherdev? He's on his way to Lev Praha after signing a one-year deal with the KHL side. [Ria Novosti]

• The Ottawa Senators have signed college free agent Ludwig Karlsson from Northeastern University to a two-year deal. [Senators]

• Here's Part II of the Hockey Road Trip guide: Edmonton through Ottawa. [Welcome to Hockey Falls]

• What teams were the most talked about via Google this season? [Black, Blue and Gold]

• The stick Wayne Gretzky used to score his 1,000th lifetime goal at age 13 is on auction if you've got some extra change lying around. [Heritage Auctions]

• Finally, it's late July, how about some John Kordic vs. Troy Crowder?

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