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NHLPA holds visor vote; Kings/Sharks Game 7; Blackhawks fined (Puck Headlines)

Sean Leahy
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• The NHLPA is polling its members on their thoughts about grandfathering a visor rule for rookies or or making them mandatory for everyone. The results will be presented to the NHL's Competition Committee next week. [Sportsnet]

• The Kings will play in their first Game 7 on home ice since 1989. [LA Times]

• Speaking of Game 7, the San Jose Sharks roster has played more Game 7s (31) than the Kings (15). Scott Gomez is playing in his 10th. [Mercury News]

• The story behind Kings defenseman Matt Greene's secret nickname: "Hawk". [Mayor's Manor]

Andrew Ference returned to practice for the Boston Bruins Tuesday morning. He hadn't practiced with the team since before Game 5 of the first round. [Boston Globe]

• Why the "Bruins almost landed Jarome Iginla" storyline needs to go away. [Bruins Daily]

• Along with Jamal Mayers getting fined a half day's pay ($1,600) for shooting pucks into Detroit's net before Game 5, the Chicago Blackhawks were also docked $10,000. Because that'll teach 'em! [@DarrenDreger]

Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray met the media for the final time this season and said he's looking to improve offensively, even if that means dealing prospects: "If there's a deal to be made, I have to take a hard look at it. If it means trading a young player or two I've got to be open-minded to do that to try to make this team better." [Ottawa Sun]

• During breakup day on Monday, New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal said he doesn't expect his vision to ever to return to 100-percent. [Bergen Record]

Calgary Flames defenseman Anton Babchuk is reportedly heading back to the KHL's Salavat Yulaev. [@DChesnokov]

• Five NHL announcers who deserve more airtime. Put us aboard the Razor Reaugh bandwagon. [Awful Announcing]

• With the NHL 14 cover vote down to Martin Brodeur and Sergei Bobrovsky, we're reminded that only three players from the legendary NHL 94 played in the League this season. Can you guess which ones? [Kotaku]

• These players might seem like fantasy busts, but in reality, they aren't. [Dobber Hockey]

• It sounds like the St. Louis Blues are contemplating a change in uniform in the near future. [Icethetics]

• Finally, here's the CBC intro for Blackhawks/Red Wings Game 6:

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