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Sean Leahy

Puck Headlines: Brodeur or Luongo?; Gretzky's ESPN commercial

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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• So, Martin Brodeur(notes) or Roberto Luongo(notes) against Germany? Who ya got? [NHL.com]

• Three of the five U.S. goals were scored by players who have had plenty of experience shooting on Martin Brodeur. [CBC]

• Brian Burke deflected any notions that the U.S. was under pressure before Sunday, but with its win over Canada, it's gone from underdog to one of the tournament's favorites. [Sporting News]

• The incredible story of how Bobby Stevenson became Anaheim Ducks and Team USA forward Bobby Ryan(notes). [Newark Star-Ledger]

• Finnish defenseman Joni Pitkanen(notes) will miss the quarterfinal game Wednesday after being suspended one game for checking Sweden's Patric Hornqvist(notes) in the head. [AP via Washington Post]

• Brooks on the NBC/Olympic hockey issue: "Hockey is not being disrespected by NBC. Viewers who happened to be home during the day and would have enjoyed watching Lindsey Vonn go for it live in the downhill, they were disrespected. Sports and competition are being disrespected by NBC, but hockey does not measure among the victims." [New York Post]

Tomas Vokoun(notes) on Olympic hockey fans: "You get goose bumps standing in the crease before the game. The atmosphere is unbelievable. You see all kinds of people with Canadian jerseys in the stands; they come to any game, and that shows how much they love hockey in this country. They know the game, and they were chanting for Latvia there. It's been great. Where I play in the States – well, to come here, Canadians really show how much they love hockey. They go to any games and enjoy." [Vancouver Sun]

• The importance of competitive semifinals on the women's side. [Fourth-Place Medal]

• Please, non-hockey-informed media people: Stop comparing last night's US win to the Miracle on Ice. B.D. Gallof explains what nonmiraculous factors played into the victory. [Huffington Post]

• Tyler on the dominance in goal during the Olympics by NHL netminders. [NHL Digest]

• Down Goes Brown with 12 reasons why this is the worst Olympics ever, in his own very special way. [DGB]

• "Peter Forsberg's final countdown." Who else was disappointed not to see a video of Foppa about to perform a magic act a la Gob Bluth? [IIHF]

• Members of the Swedish Olympic team are pampering themselves at a Vancouver hot spot that was featured in a documentary about Markus Naslund(notes). [Vancouver Province]

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• The Milwaukee Admirals honored the 1980 U.S. Miracle on Ice team over the weekend by sporting throwback jerseys during their 2-0 win over the Houston Aeros. [Admirals; h/t Japers']

• Hailing the return of Maple Leafs prospect Chris DiDomenico. [Pension Plan Puppets]

• The QMJHL have upheld the season-long suspension of Patrice Cormier(notes). [Canwest via Faceoff.com]

Chris Chelios(notes) has signed on for another 25 games with the Chicago Wolves of the AHL. The 48-year-old blueliner has tallied 20 points and is tied for second in the league with a plus-32 rating through 42 games. [Chicago Wolves]

• After missing out on being involved at this year's Winter Classic, the Washington Capitals might be favorites to host the 2011 affair. [New England Hockey Journal]

• If you didn't get your latest edition of Teen Beat, Edmonton Oilers forward Mike Comrie(notes) got engaged with singer/actress Hilary Duff. Duffrie forever! [MTV]

• Mike Brophy looks at the needs of teams in the Eastern Conference. [Sportsnet]

• We're nine days away from the NHL trade deadline. The Ottawa Senators will be looking to deal for a player or two when the roster freeze ends next Sunday night. [Ottawa Citizen]

• Finally, here's the latest "This Is SportsCenter" commercial featuring Wayne Gretzky:

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