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Puck Headlines: Bettman on 'Yotes; Canada names Junior team

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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-No Rumors Chat today as Wysh is on his way back from the left coast. We'll talk trades, signings and girls with hamburgers as heads Thursday at 1 p.m. ET.

-Just a reminder about our "Create a Winter Classic Parade Float" contest. Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, Dec. 23 at noon EDT. E-mail contest entries (.jpgs preferred) to puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com.

-Day 1 of the Board of Governors meetings in Pebble Beach, California are in the books and the big topic of discussion was the Phoenix Coyotes as well as next season's salary cap. [ESPN]

-The Florida Panthers will have to get Tomas Vokoun's(notes) approval for a trade before they can deal their starting goaltender. [The Fourth Period]

-Hockey Canada announced its team this morning for the upcoming World Junior Championships. USA Hockey will announce its roster on December 23rd. [HC]

-Since calling out Don Cherry over the weekend, Dr. Charles Tator has received plenty of hate mail. [Globe & Mail]

-The city of Baltimore is set to announce plans for an 18,000-seat arena. Scotty Wazz throws a blanket on top of any future rumors of Baltimore becoming an NHL city. [SW]

-Providence Bruins defenseman Scott Fletcher was suspended by the AHL for one game for "puttin' on the foil". During a fight against Kevin Westgarth(notes) of the Manchester Monarchs over the weekend, Fletcherhad tape on his hands, a no-no in the AHL. [NESN]

-If you're a Flyers fan planning on attending the Winter Classic in Boston, here's a handy survival guide. [Flyers Goal Scored By]

-Our good buddy Lyle "Spector" Richardson shoots down nine trade rumors currently floating out there that will not happen. [Spector's Hockey]

-As we touched on in the headlines yesterday, the St. Louis Blues honored Brett Hull last night after his Hockey Hall of Fame induction. During the ceremony, a fan shouted, "I hate Mike Keenan" and the Scottrade Center crowd responded with a big roar. Hull said afterwards that he and his former coach made up: "I always said this -- I hated him as a coach but he's a really good human being. We had a great talk." [BND]

-Will Blue Jackets head coach Ken Hitchcock have to tweak his system in order to change the results of his team? [The Hockey Writers]

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Here's noted Blackhawks fan Vince Vaughn at charity event hosted by Patrick Kane(notes) benefiting the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program, Dreams for Kids, and the NorthShore University HealthSystem, and various other charities. You'd think a guy who's as big of a fan like "Double Down" Trent is would look a little happier meeting Bobby Hull, no? [NHL]

-Adam Burish(notes) as Ashton Kutcher? Joel Quenneville as Tim Gunn? That's how Sarah Spain sees 'em if Chicago sports celebrities were reality TV stars. [Chicago Now]

-Arguring why Matt Stajan(notes) of the Maple Leafs is a first line center. [Pension Plan Puppets]

-Apparently needing some more hands on deck, Dan Craig enlisted the hosts of "This Old House" to help build the Winter Classic rink at Fenway Park. [NHL]

-Down Goes Brown does some civic duty for NHL wives with his "Signs your hockey player husband might have sixteen mistresses" [DGB]

-Finally, this video's a few days old, but here's an impressive shootout move by Mississauga's William Wallens against the Windsor Spitfires:

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