No appeal for John Scott; no high-fives for Blues; Capitals too loose? (Puck Headlines)

Harrison Mooney
November 1, 2013

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.

• Joel Quenneville meets Joel Quenneville in the best Halloween costume ever. [Blackhawks]

• John Scott won't appeal his suspension, saying he just wants to put the situation to rest. [Buffalo Hockey Beat]

• Depressing lede here for Buffalo fans: "It’s interesting listening to scouts and media members in the press box who are seeing the Sabres play for the first time. They’ve seen the dismal record and know Buffalo isn’t good, but as their comments show, they’re never quite prepared for how bad the Sabres really are." [Buffalo News]

• The St. Louis Blues no longer high-five after goals, choosing instead to celebrate the right, classy way or some dumb thing. Whatever. So long as they still hug. [STL Today]

• Braden Holtby thinks his teammates are too loose before games. “You see too much of guys joking around and listening to music and just looking really loose, like it's a practice. We're paid to prepare, [not to] have a dance party before the game.” Adam Oates and Nicklas Backstrom disagreed. [CSN Washington]

• Why in the world is P.K. Subban "a long shot" to make the Canadian Olympic team? [The Globe & Mail]

• Roberto Luongo on not being traded to Toronto: "I was pretty sure I was going to end up there. I was pretty shocked and surprised when I didn't." [Toronto Sun]

• Pascal Dupuis on yanking his tooth out: “It hurt maybe a little. But you can't be going back to the room in a game like that." [Trib Live]

• Dallas Eakins hears your cries, Edmonton. He hears you. [Edmonton Sun]

• Goaltender Fredrik Andersen refused to sign with the Carolina Hurricanes, who drafted him, because he felt they had too much depth. But if he had, he'd probably have played 40 NHL games by now. Instead he's played 3 with the Anaheim Ducks. [News Observer]

• Seth Jones and Shea Weber played an exhausting 3:24 shift Thursday night. [SB Nation]

• Oh hey, welcome back to Philadelphia, Steve Downie. What have you been up to since we last saw you? [Broad Street Hockey]

• Mikael Granlund talks about his evolution as an NHLer. [Hockey Wilderness]

• Brett Connolly has been recalled by the Tampa Bay Lightning. [Raw Charge]

• George Parros and Max Pacioretty will return to the Canadiens' lineup this weekend. [Montreal Gazette]

• The Blue Jackets want more leadership out of Marian Gaborik. [Blue Jackets Xtra]

• I choose to believe that bacon guy had no idea it was Halloween.