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Paul Ranger’s return; Ryan Miller, real estate genius; the Flames are mad at you (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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• Here's your first look at the Islanders' new Brooklyn shoulder patch, a busy little thing that features what appear to be speed lines (dynamic!!), as well as the same logo that's on the crest (redundant!!).

• Two incredible stories were written yesterday on Paul Ranger's return to the NHL. Read them both. Here's the one by Michael Grange. [Sportsnet]

• And here's the one by Bruce Arthur. [National Post]

• The Calgary Flames are playing with a chip on their shoulder because of all the pundits that picked them to finish in the basement. I think your beef is with your GM, guys. [Calgary Sun]

• Ryan Miller puts a savvy spin on why he sold his townhouse in Buffalo: "I thought it was a smart business decision to at least have it on the market in the last year of my deal so I didn’t get lowballed. People, they know you’re out of town, they know they can lowball you. That was my thinking. Then the way it played out, of course, I just had to laugh to myself and say this is not going to be looking good to the people of Buffalo.” See, he doesn't hate you, Buffalo, he's just good at real estate. [Buffalo News]

• Patrick Kane on Stan Bowman's suggestion that he'll be a Blackhawk forever: "I don’t know. That’s what you hope for. That’s obviously the ultimate goal to win championships and then play for an organization like this, but, you know, I’m still a young kid. I’m 24, turn 25 this year. To say what’s going to happen the rest of my career, I just don’t know. I mean obviously it would be ideal to stay here, but we’ll cross that path when we get to it.” Methinks he said too much. [ESPN]

• Ken Holland on signing Daniel Cleary: "We think we’re a better team with Clears. He’s versatile on the wing, he’s good in the locker room. In the end, he flew up (Wednesday) to meet with (coach Mike Babcock) and I at the airport and his message was he wanted to be a Red Wing and he wanted to work with us." [MLive]

• Paul Holmgren wants Dan Cleary even more now: "One of the things that makes him a good player is he’s a character guy and obviously he had deep roots to the Red Wings organization, and I can’t fault him for that. Actually, I probably think more highly of him now than I did two days ago." [CSN Philly]

• Andrej Sekera on moving from Buffalo to Raleigh: "I think everything is better than Buffalo." Epic burn, until we found out the quote was actually about the weather (at the 1:40 mark). [Chip Alexander]

• Tony Gallagher fears John Tortorella might make Ryan Kesler try too hard, because Tony Gallagher works very hard to come up with his contrarian opinions. [The Province]

• Now that John Tortorella's calling the shots, will the Sedins really be blocking them? [PITB]

• Can the Chicago Blackhawks repeat? [Yahoo]

• A chat with Dieter Ruehle, the Kings' music director, who provided the organ music for NHL 94. [Life in Hockeywood]

• Is the starting job in Toronto already Jonathan Bernier's to lose? I'd say so, because otherwise, Dave Nonis burned a lot of assets for a backup. [Toronto Sun]

• In defence of the Cody Hodgson contract. Good stuff, although this is a lot of words to say "It's better than Ville Leino's deal", if you ask me. [Kukla's Korner]

• Matt Duchene: "We've learned how to lose. Now we have to learn how to win." See, and you thought the last few years of the Joe Sacco era were a waste of time. [NHL]

• Jaromir Jagr leaves his first Devils practice with oldness soreness. [PHT]

• Jarret Stoll talks about the seizure he suffered in early July. "I wish I [had] a little bit of an explanation. Nothing really. Even with the concussion in the playoffs, I thought maybe those were connected. But they weren't. That's the good news, I guess." [LA Times]

• 10 things that will take some getting used to this season. Warning: Slideshow. [Next Impulse]

• Finally, this is a funny NHL 14 glitch:

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