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Oilers acquire Fraser; Ovechkin worst; outdoor games for all (Puck Headlines)

Harrison Mooney
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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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• The Washington Capitals rocked the red when they hired Adam Oates. [Reddit]

• The Edmonton Oilers have acquired Mark Fraser from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Teemu Hartikainen and Cam Abney. [Darren Dreger]

• Will the NHL be bringing an outdoor game to your town? Yeah, probably. [Grantland]

• One of the major problems with the Metropolitan Division? Its general managers face no accountability. [The Hockey News]

• Same goes for much of the Oilers' front office. [Edmonton Journal]

Jaromir Jagr works on his grip strength in hot tubs. So do I, ifyaknowwhaddimean. [NJ.com]

• And speaking of old Devils, if Marty Brodeur is traded, he probably won't like where he ends up. [Sportsnet]

Alex Ovechkin after a 5-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets in which he was a minus-5: "I was today worst player." [RMNB]

• Jessica Lutz: to America, she's a barista. To Switzerland, she's an Olympic hockey player. [NPR]

• Next up for Steven Stamkos on the road to recovery: contact. [Tampa Bay]

• Very depressing, and also totally NSFW: a Rangers fan urinates on the concourse at Yankee Stadium, in full view of everyone. [Deadspin]

• Brandon Leipsic of the Portland Winterhawks becomes the latest player this year to score that between-the-legs goal. It's all the rage. [Buzzing the Net]

• University of Saskatchewan head coach Dave Adolph has been suspended for using a homophobic slur in an e-mail to his players. [HuffPo]

• Claude Julien, after pulling Tuukka Rask for the 4th time in 16 games: "“I don’t think I have to explain myself why I pull a goalie. Because this isn’t going to be one of those things where we’re going to make a big story out of a pulled goalie. Our team was poor tonight, OK? So maybe sometimes you pull a goalie for different reasons, and I don’t think I have to explain everything to you guys [the media] for the reasons, because there’s a lot of decisions that I make that are for inside that dressing room, not necessarily for everyone to share." [Boston Globe]

• Matt Moulson suffered an injury Thursday. If it's a serious one and he's out until after the deadline, that doesn't bode well for the Sabres' hopes of getting something for him. [Buffalo Hockey Beat]

• Four years after his death, Brendan Burke's legacy continues to spread. [The Courant]

• Mike Weaver wants to bring defense-first hockey to the whole world. [CBC]

• Is Semyon Varlamov the end of Colorado's goaltending mediocrity or just a flash-in-the-pan? That's the question that will determine if his new, five-year contract is a good one. [Mile High Hockey]

• Darcy Kuemper is getting a trial by fire in Minnesota. He's shattered the franchise record for consecutive starts by a rookie with eight. [NHL]

• Referee Trevor Hansen is forced to leave the game after an Oliver Ekman-Larsson snapshot caroms off the crossbar and right into his face. He bleeds a lot.

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