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Melnyk talks Alfredsson; QMJHL player dies; ball hockey world record (Puck Headlines)

Sean Leahy
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• Here's a pretty sweet Broad Street Bullies-themed mask used by InGoal Magazine equipment tester Aaron Slagman. [IGM]

Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk on Daniel Alfredsson's departure from Ottawa: "To come up with the kind of money they were talking about and being fiscally responsible and ensuring the ongoing success of the organization, we knew we needed to add a Bobby Ryan-type player. And at the end, when I said blank cheque, that would have meant we would not have gotten the (Bobby Ryan-type player). Couldn’t afford it. Just couldn’t do it." [Ottawa Citizen]

• Meanwhile, Alfredsson will speak to the Ottawa media one last time before he leaves for Detroit. [Ottawa Sun]

• Former Phoenix Coyotes beat writer Jim Gintonio passed away this weekend from cancer. Rest in peace. [@CMorganFoxAZ]

• Sad news from the world of junior hockey: 16 year old Acadie-Bathurst Titan forward Jordan Boyd collapsed on the ice during the first day of training camp Monday and was pronounced dead at a local hospital. [Buzzing the Net]

• Wayne Gretzky's summer home in Scottsdale, Arizona sold for $2.8 million, making him a $1 million profit. The house's decor is a little stale, but we're sure the next owner will turn it into a contender in no time. [Realty Today]

• A group of Nanaimo hockey players broke a world record by playing in the longest indoor ball hockey game ever recorded. The 30-player team accomplished the feat over the weekend after playing for more than 50 hours. [CBC]

Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill likes himself some veteran players. That is why he went out and acquired Sergei Gonchar. [Dallas Morning News]

• Who is the most "enigmatic" Russian NHL player? [Edmonton Journal]

Chicago Blackhawks prospect Teuvo Teräväinen had himself a prettttttty, pretty good time at the U.S. national junior evaluation camp. [Chicago Now]

• A look at the battle over renovation rights to Nassau Coliseum. [Crain's New York]

• Why the Winnipeg Jets' depth is currently questionable. [Arctic Ice Hockey]

• Is the new NHL realignment a good thing for the Edmonton Oilers? [Oil on Whyte]

• What are Ice Girl tryouts like? Good thing you asked... [DNA Info]

• Looking at goalie stats and using them wisely in your fantasy hockey league. [Dobber Hockey]

• A look at the best hockey Tweets from last week, including Kris Letang joining Twitter. [Battle of California]

• Sorry, ladies. Mike Green is off the market. [RMNB]

• Finally, here's a sweet goal (56 second mark) by Barys' Konstantin Rudenko against Vityaz today:

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