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Puck Headlines: Booth update; growing attendance in Phoenix

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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• The good news for David Booth(notes) is that he's been released from the hospital after being knocked out of last night's game from a Jaroslav Spacek hit. The bad news is that he suffered another concussion and is on his way back to Florida for evaluation. [Panthers]

Jason Strudwick(notes) of the Edmonton Oilers would like to see mouth guards become mandatory in the NHL to further help in the prevention of concussions. [Edmonton Journal via Faceoff.com]

• Should all headshots, even currently legal ones, be penalized in the NHL? [TSN]

• Who is the right man for the NHLPA executive director job and is Donald Fehr the right choice? [Vancouver Province]

• After taking 50 stitches above the eye, Travis Moen(notes) talks about the horrifying incident from Montreal's game against Ottawa on Monday night. [Montreal Gazette]

• Huge props to the "19" over at Abel to Yzerman for helping to raise funds to bring a Brazilian hockey fan to Detroit for tonight's game against the Minnesota Wild. Additional funds raised have been going to the Children's Hospital of Michigan's Child Life Program Fund. [Herm 2 Hockeytown]

• For all your college hockey needs with the NCAA tournament kicking off today, do check out Inside College Hockey. If you missed Lambert's preview, have a look here.

• Examining the growing attendance figures in Phoenix. [From the Rink]

• The Kings have announced they will wear their alternate jerseys for every home playoff game. [Kings]

• Is this is the end of the Cristobal Huet(notes) era in Chicago? [Hockey Independent]

Mike Knuble(notes) of the Washington Capitals spouting wisdom while talking about Brooks Laich(notes) taking a puck to the face in practice earlier in the week: "You don't have a career in the NHL until you break your face once." [D.C. Sports Bog]

• Does this Pittsburgh Penguins team have what it takes for another deep playoff run? [The Confluence]

• Why Henrik Lundqvist(notes) is the New York Rangers' workhorse in net. [NY Post]

• That Wojtek Wolski(notes)/Peter Mueller trade seems to be working out for everyone. [Denver Post]

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Jaromir Jagr(notes) is nearing the end of his contract with Omsk of the KHL, but he would like to stay. That won't stop the Jagr-to-NHL rumors sure to spring up again soon. [Russian Hockey Fans]

• Remember the whip cream bikini scene in "Varsity Blues"? Did you know it was inspired by this Wayne Gretzky photo? [Battle of Cali via SI.com, which has a great gallery of rare Great One snapshots]

(Is that Craig MacTavish in the background?)

• If you're the Vancouver Canucks, who do you want to play in the first round? [Nucks Misconduct]

• Will 'Canes GM Jim Rutherford pick Manny Legace(notes) or Justin Peters(notes) as the backup to Cam Ward(notes) next season? [Canes Country]

• Your frontrunner to be named head coach of Team USA at the IIHF World Championships? Scott Gordon of the New York Islanders. [Islanders Point Blank]

• Lyle asks the question: Are the Phoenix Coyotes really Stanley Cup contenders? [Fox Sports]

• Not only was Bobby Orr a great hockey player, his dad wasn't that bad either. [Greatest Hockey Legends]

• Going on a hockey road trip? Here are some etiquette tips for surviving. [View From My Seats]

• Besides coming home and playing in the same building that his father is a god in, the Islanders signing Eric Nystrom(notes) this summer makes sense. [Lighthouse Hockey]

• Finally, the NHL, specifically the Ottawa Senators, made an appearance on NBC's "30 Rock" last night:

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