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Puck Headlines: Baby Sens win Calder Cup; Bryzgalov update

Sean Leahy
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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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• Congratulations to the Binghamton Senators who defeated the Houston Aeros to claim the AHL's Calder Cup in six games ... even if they tempted the hockey gods as parade plans leaked prematurely. Goaltender Robin Lehner was named playoff MVP. [BSens]

• It looks like it's either Michael Ryder or Rich Peverley taking the place of Nathan Horton on the Bruins' top line. [CSNNE]

• Alain Vigneault mentioned this morning that the Canucks have talked to the NHL about Tim Thomas venturing away from his crease. [Vancouver Sun]

• The fact that Mike Murphy consulted with Brian Burke about his standard for suspensions in regular season and the playoffs when deliberating the Aaron Rome suspension has apparently angered the Canucks given the current Toronto GM's history with Vancouver's owners. [Globe & Mail]

• Nick Cotsonika on the Boston Bruins' postgame jacket and the hope that Nathan Horton, despite being out for the season, will be able to hand out the next one. [Y! Sports]

• We've seen Canucks fans everywhere during the playoffs and now they're even invading the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. [Poker Listingss/t Chris H.

• "According to the B.C. government's annual list of most popular baby names, 26 babies were named Linden in 2010. Other popular Canucks-related baby names last year included Mason (106), Daniel (91), Christian (20), Tanner (19) and Kesler (5)." What, no Bieksa? [The Province]

• The Chicago Tribune has unearthed photographic evidence of linesman Steve Miller picking up the Stanley Cup-winning puck despite him denying ever touching it in an ESPN article in April. [Trib]

• Bill Guerin has been hired by the Pittsburgh Penguins as a player development coach. Guerin "will be responsible for working with young prospects throughout the Penguins' organization — assisting in the development of players in the minor leagues as well as junior and college hockey." [Penguins]

• Former NBA player Popeye Jones has a 16-year old son that's projected to be a top-10 NHL draft pick in 2013. [Post Game]

• The Philadelphia Flyers have the rights to Ilya Bryzgalov. Now, can they sign him before he hits the open market on July 1? [Philly.com]

• Sign Bryz, trade Bob? [Frequent Flyers]

• According to Fox Sports Arizona, Bryzgalov was looking at an eight-to-10-year deal worth $7-$8 million a season. [FSA]

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• The people at Comcast Sportsnet New England had a little fun with Alex Burrows after Game 3. s/t Jon B.

• Trevor Gretzky, son of The Great One, was selected in the seventh round of yesterday's Major League Baseball draft by the Chicago Cubs. Young Gretzky has committed to playing baseball at San Diego State. [Cubs]

• Forbes reports that Jim Balsillie has been told by Gary Bettman that if he behaves, he will eventually get an NHL team, and thanks for all the sponsorship money. [Forbes]

• Dustin Byfuglien on playing in Winnipeg next season: "It should be good. It's definitely going to be a change for everyone who has been in Atlanta since they've been in the league and we're going to have to get used to everyone knowing what we're doing and not doing, that's for sure. There's good and bad to that." [Winnipeg Free Press]

• Via Dirk Hoag, with the Thrashers now gone from Atlanta, it opens up a marketing opportunity for the Nashville Predators. [Nashville Post]

• Looking at the future of Semyon Varlamov with the Washington Capitals. [Hockey Independent]

• Shane Doan looks like he'll join a long list of NHL greats that will end their careers without a Stanley Cup. [The Good Point]

• Finally, here's Puck Daddy favorite Jack Edwards chiming in with his thoughts on Game 3:

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