Comparing Skinner to everybody; Modano divorcing; Edison hockey video (Puck Headlines)

Harrison Mooney
August 8, 2012

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.

• Holy crap, it's a hockey video from 1898, credited to Thomas Edison. Meanwhile, Nikola Tesla's way better hockey movie remains largely ignored. [Reddit]

• A little shuffling in the Blues' front office, as Al MacInnis is shifted from VP of hockey operations to special advisor to Doug Armstrong. [STL Today]

Nooooo Mike Modano and Willa Ford are divorcing. Now I'm wondering if his recent decision to start working out again is some kind of "American Beauty" thing. [San Jose Mercury News]

• Calgary Flames prospect Michael Ferland has been charged with assault after an incident outside a bar in Cochrane, Alberta. [Winnipeg Free Press]

• Book that sounds really interesting: "Cold a Long Time: An Alpine Mystery", John Leak's investigation into the disappearance of New York Islanders' first-round pick Duncan MacPherson, who vanished without a trace while touring Europe in August of 1989. Apparently, his death was concealed for two decades by a popular ski resort near Innsbruck, Austria, with help from local law enforcement. Fascinating. [US Politics]

• Heads up, Edmonton hockey parents: "For the first time, before your child is allowed to take the ice, one parent in the child's family must take a one-hour, $12 online course called 'Respect in Sports'." Think it includes an appearance by Curtis E. Bear, the Courtesy Bear? [Edmonton Journal]

• What does Jeff Skinner's contract mean for Tyler Ennis? [Die By the Blade]

• What does Jeff Skinner's contract mean for Jamie Benn? [Defending Big D]

• What does Jeff Skinner's contract mean for the entire Oilers roster? [Cult of Hockey]

• Why the Hurricanes are smart to lock up Jeff Skinner long-term now. [The Hockey Writers]

• Would the Flyers consider trading for Sergei Gonchar? [Broad Street Hockey]

The Hockey News predicts the Jets will be 14th in the conference. Arctic Ice Hockey begs to differ. [Arctic Ice Hockey]

• The Chicago Blackhawks could face a crossroads in 2012-13. [SB Nation]

• Reviewing last year's Ottawa Senators. [Welcome to Your Karlsson Years]

• Deadspin wonders if Damien Cox should weigh in on a match he admits to not watching all the way through. [Deadspin]

• Okay, now the Hartford Whalers are definitely never coming back. [Hartford Courant]

• Cristobal Huet told a French magazine he's talked to the Canucks and Kings in a transparent bit of interest-generation. Would he fit on the Canucks? [Canuck Army]

• Here's Li'l Kopecky, Tomas Kopecky's son, scoring a hat trick on Antti Niemi. Now we know why the Blackhawks walked away from the arbitration ruling.