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‘No deal in place’ for Roy, Avs; Tortorella’s words; ranking player trade values (Puck Headlines)

Sean Leahy
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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.

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• Via Wayne B., here's how you take finger hockey to the next level. [Think Geek]

• If Patrick Roy is set to become the next head coach of the Colorado Avalanche, according to his brother, no deal is currently in place, writes Adrian Dater. [Denver Post]

• Joe Haggerty on why the Boston Bruins and Matt Bartkowski are happy that Jarome Iginla deal never worked out. [CSNNE]

• Why John Tortorella's words always have a deeper meaning behind them. "Remember the "shut yer yap" command to then-Flyers coach Ken Hitchcock when Tortorella's Lightning faced Philadelphia in the 2004 Eastern Conference final en route to that franchise's only Stanley Cup? The story around the NHL is that Tortorella walked into that news conference knowing he would say something of that ilk, regardless of the questioning." [Bergen Record]

San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan hinted that he may opt to use seven defensemen in Game 4 Tuesday night. Jason Demers would sub in for an injured Martin Havlat. [Mercury News]

• Roy MacGregor on what Craig Anderson brings to the Senators. [The Globe & Mail]

• Darryl Sutter on why the LA Kings flew back home between Games 3 and 4: "Just our own practice facility. You know, what are we going to do up there for two days? Really? You know what, if we had all stayed up there for two days, we’d have been bored last night and today, right? Because you’re basically just sitting around the hotel and there’s nothing to do." [LA Kings Insider]

• Jarome Iginla has 10 points in 9 games for the Pittsburgh Penguins this postseason. But it's time to move him to right wing. [Tribune Review]

• On the Washington sports media's affinity for hating on the Capitals: "In the wake of yet another disappointing conclusion to the season, what we’re getting in the stead of honest assessments of the team from informed parties are sensationalist diatribes derived from the paltry nuggets of information that rise above the rest because of their headline value." [Japers Rink]

• The NBA and NHL playoffs are moving along. As we get closer to the Stanley Cup Final, who are the TV networks rooting for? [Wall Street Journal]

• The AHL's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins stormed back from a 3-0 series deficit to force a Game 7 with a 2-1 overtime win against the Providence Bruins Monday night. The Penguins will look to make history on Wednesday night. [Citizens' Voice]

• Jeff Angus ranks the top 50 players in terms of their trade value. Where do you think Alex Ovechkin landed? [Angus Certified]

• Which players from non-playoff teams should you keep an eye on for next season? [Dobber Hockey]

• Neat little site with various scoreboard drawings from NHL rinks. [Scoreboards, Ices & More]

• Finally, via Buzzing the Net, here's Max Domi pulling off a move his old man could only dream of doing:

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