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Phoenix Coyotes sale ready to close; LA Kings honor 25 millionth fan (Puck Headlines)

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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.

• Adorable actress Amanda Seyfried was very concerned about the Los Angeles Kings last night. Also pictured: An Islanders fan. [Life in Hockeywood]

• The Phoenix Coyotes’ saga appears at an end, according to Mike Sunnucks: “Greg Jamison’s investment group is slated to finally close on its purchase of the Phoenix Coyotes hockey team, according to sources familiar with the deal.” [Biz Journal]

• The Chicago Blackhawks’ local ratings are absolutely insane. [CSN Chicago]

• Are the New York Rangers getting a dance team, and will it be called the Rangerettes? [NY Rangers Blog]

• Lambert on the P.K. Subban contract: “So yes, Bergevin stuck to his guns, and he will pay through the nose for doing so. That’s not all that smart to me. But hey, at least the fans won’t chant ‘We want PK!’ at every game now. That’s gotta be worth the extra headaches and money this deal will carry down the line.” [Backhand Shelf]

• Is it finally time for the Colorado Avalanche to ink Ryan O’Reilly? From Allan Muir: “Sherman knows what O’Reilly is worth to him – something in the neighborhood of $3.5 million per season — and that’s what he’s willing to pay. The Subban and Benn deals prove there’s no reason for him to budge from that. So O’Reilly can sit the rest of the year and hope that a trade (unlikely) or an offer sheet (unlikelier) is on the horizon. Or he can come to grips with the new market reality and get a deal done.” [SI]

Mikhail Grigorenko remains with the Buffalo Sabres. [Sabres Edge]

• The New Jersey Devils have a 30-year-old “rookie” named Matt Anderson playing tonight: “It’s something you work pretty hard for. I’m a 30-year-old rookie here, first time here. It’s something you prepare for for a long time. It’s something I always believed in myself I could do and I’m going to try to make the most of my opportunity here and contribute however I can.” [Fire & Ice]

• Wayne Gretzky wonders if today's Edmonton Oilers have the players who will sacrifice like his Edmonton Oilers did. [Cult of Hockey]

• Chemmy reviews NHL GameCenter Live. [PPP]

• Why did Tomas Holmstrom decide to wear No. 96? [Malik]

• Michal Rozsival is day-to-day with a lower-body injury for the Blackhawks. [CSN Chicago]

• Can the Washington Capitals’ spiffy new second line keep it going? [Capitals Insider]

• On Evander Kane’s season of redemption with the Jets. [THW]

• Remember when Perry Pearn was fired nine games into the Montreal Canadiens’ season last year? As the Jets assistant told the media today: “I’m a little bit nervous right now, because we’re getting to that stage of the season, five or six games in …” [Sun]

• Kari Lehtonen’s getting another start for the Dallas Stars. [Dallas Stars Blog]

• Someone was robbed of a goal. Literally. [Patch]

Finally, this is kinda cool: The Kings celebrate their 25 millionth fan, bestowing upon him a great many cool items:

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