Patrick Kane to Switzerland; Michael Grabner blogs; Don Cherry vs. Tim McCarver (Puck Headlines)

Sean Leahy
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.

• Workers today began removing the "Home of the Fighting Sioux" sign at Ralph Engelstad Arena at the University of North Dakota today. It will be replaced with "Home of North Dakota Hockey". [Jamestown Sun]

• Patrick Kane heads to Switzerland to play with EHC Biel and Tyler Seguin. Those post-game parties will never be the same. [EHC Biel]

• So where do we stand on the CBA talks? "League sources say Bettman won't be allowed to offer up any more concessions to try to get a deal and, in fact, he has gone further than some owners expected he would." Ugh. [Ottawa Sun]

• What are some good and bad signs in the CBA talk? Down Goes Brown helps you out: "Good sign: The players have been attempting to build goodwill by inviting the owners to spend leisure time with them individually. Bad sign: So far, the owners have declined the repeated invitations to go for a nice walk in the woods with David Booth."  [DGB]

• Michael Grabner of the New York Islanders has written a blog to fans explaining how he sees this current lockout situation. [MGrabs40]

• A number of players, including Sidney Crosby, who haven't left for Europe have congregated this week to workout in Dallas. [Heika]

• Here's a Maple Leafs Gardens dressing room toilet up for auction. Poop where Wendel did! [Frozen Pond]

• Don Cherry took a break railing against Europeans and players who wear visors to set his scope on ... baseball announcer Tim McCarver? [Awful Announcing]

• While many NHL players are using the lockout to play overseas or spend time with family, Vancouver Canucks defenseman Jason Garrison is using it to get rid of a groin injury. [Province]

• What is life like for a 6-foot-5, 12-year old peewee hockey player? [The Star stick-tap Keith]

• Dale Weise is enjoying his time playing in the Netherlands. And he loves peanut butter and jam. [Pass it to Bulis]

• Former NHLer Adam Mair has joined the hockey staff at Canisius College as the team's Director of Player Development. [WKBW]

• Good read on Tom Rowe, head coach for Lokomotiv, on making the transition to coaching in Russia. [Boston Herald]

• Will fantasy owners of Kyle Okposo benefit from P.A. Parenteau's absence? [Dobber]

• How did members of the Las Vegas Wranglers handle time inside a haunted house? Not so well. [Las Vegas Sun]

• A Cleveland Barons jersey and Gilles Meloche's fantastic goalie mask all in one photo. [Greatest Hockey Legends]

• We really can't wait to see "The Last Gladiators" documentary. [Backhand Shelf]

• Eric Fehr signs in Finland with HPK. [@EricFehr]

• Finally, here's a blast from the past: Conan O'Brien and the Toronto Maple Leafs (don't mind the tilted angle):