NHL Competition Committee meets; Lightning extend Palat; NHL 15 trailer (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.


• Snoop Dogg was on Jimmy Kimmel Live performing karaoke with Psy and rocking the Hartford Whalers gear. [YouTube]

• According to Bob McKenzie, the coach’s challenge is likely to be an option next season as the NHL’s Compettion Committee meets on Monday. Goalie interference doesn’t sound like it will be reviewable, however. [@TSNBobMcKenzie]

• Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon, who’s been leading the coach’s challenge charge for years: “I'm saying one time per game, one goal, one time per coach. That’s it. It's not going to happen that often. Let's get it right.” [The Star]

• Meanwhile, here are three face-off rules that could help draws in the future. [SensShot]

• The Tampa Bay Lightning have extended Calder Trophy finalist Ondrej Palat with a three-year deal. Palat was scheduled to become an restricted free agent. [Lightning

• Willie Mitchell talked spooning and Alec Martinez referenced a Louie C.K. bit during the Los Angeles Kings’ morning skate on Monday. I’d say they’re feeling pretty loose. [Sporting News]

• Dan Bylsma has a new gig already! He’ll be joining NHL Network for live coverage for Game 3 Monday night at MSG. [NHL]

• Meanwhile, Bylsma has reportedly been in touch with Florida Panthers to discuss their open head coach position. [Sun-Sentinel]

Martin Brodeur is ready to be an unrestricted free agent this summer. "I've come to the conclusion that I'm definitely going to be available July 1. I want to play one more season and I want to see what's out there." [ESPN]

• Former NHLer Kevin Miller was ordered by a Swiss judge to pay $1.1 million to a former opponent after a hit from behind ended the player’s career. [MLive]

• The Nashville Predators are making a change on the broadcast side of things for next season. Terry Crisp won’t travel with the team and will be placed in a studio role. Longtime NHL enforcer Stu Grimson will be their new TV color man. [Tennessean]

• Ever wonder how good a dancer Alex Ovechkin is? Wonder no more! [RMNB]

• Montreal Canadiens prospect Tim Bozon returned to the ice last week three months after being put in a coma after contracting neisseria meningitis. [Buzzing the Net]

• Taking a look at the top 10 RFAs on the market this summer. [Dobber Hockey]

• A wounded soldier is helping other vets by turning broken hockey sticks into canes. [KSDK]

• The Trenton Titans, formerly of the ECHL, have been out of business for over a year now, but still owe half a million dollars to creditors. [Times of Trenton]

• Finally, here’s the pretty sweet looking NHL 15 trailer: