Nolan, Berube make NHL history; Skinner comes off IR; Western Conference is impossible (Puck Headlines)

Harrison Mooney
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.

• The Washington Capitals will be featured in CBS's The Millers tonight, and at some point, JB Smoove will look like this. [Capitals]

• The Sabres/Flyers game will be the first time in NHL history that two First Nations head coaches have faced off in a game. Nolan: "It's huge. The significance of it is not really what it means to me, or Craig Berube, but what it means when you think of what our ancestors went through." [Philly]

• The Carolina Hurricanes have activated Jeff Skinner from injured reserve and placed Alex Semin on it. [Hurricanes]

• Takeaway from this article on the standings at the quarter mark: the Western Conference is impossible. It's the Castlevania of conferences. [Arctic Ice Hockey]

• Stadium Series gear is beginning to show up in stores. [Icethetics]

• Rick Nash's concussion has changed his perspective. That'll happens with head shots. [NY Post]

• Jeremy Roenick, NBC analyst, on Braden Holtby's play: *fart noise*. [SB Nation]

• Speaking of Holtby, is he a franchise goaltender? [Japers Rink]

• Jonathan Quick update: the Kings' goaltender will now be out until at least Christmas. [LA Kings Insider]

• Semyon Varlamov is keeping his thoughts on hockey. All things considered, I doubt that, but okay. [Denver Post]

• The NHL is investigating some new goal-tracking technology. Will it impact the "Intent to blow" rule? I hope not. That's my favorite rule. [TSN]

• October's best and worst dives. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]

• Kevin Shattenkirk or Ryan McDonagh: who's the better fantasy option? [Dobber Hockey]

• Meet Glenn Brown, the father of ice hockey in Turkey. [MLive]

• Are the Blue Jackets mismanaging Tim Erixon's development? [Union & Blue]

• After having their conditioning assignment for Mikhail Grigorenko batted down, the Sabres are trying to figure out the best option for the forward's development. [Buffalo Hockey Beat]

• Who are the highest-paid players in the KHL? Number one probably won't surprise you. Jan Bulis might. [RMNB]

• The Edmonton Oilers have gone from zero starting netminders to two. [Oilers Nation]

• Steve Tambellini has taken the Brian Burke route, accepting a job with the Anaheim Ducks as a part-time scout. If he continues on this path, he'll be telling Jay Feaster what to do in no time. [Edmonton Journal]

• Ladies and gentlemen: the unbreakable hockey stick. I like that sticks break. It gives us something to complain about. [Sportsnet]