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Puck Headlines: Getzlaf in for Canada; final rosters due at 3 p.m. EST

Sean Leahy
Puck Daddy

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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• Final 23-man rosters for the Olympics are due at 3 p.m. EST Monday. According TSN's Bob McKenzie, Team Canada has decided to keep Ryan Getzlaf(notes) on the roster, much to the disappointment of Jeff Carter(notes). Focus now shifts to Slovakia, which will need to decide on Marian Gaborik(notes) and Marian Hossa(notes). [CTV]

• Elliotte Friedman on the Alexander Ovechkin/Evgeny Malkin peace accord, brokered by Ilya Kovalchuk(notes), that might have saved the Russian hockey team. [CBC]

• After losing 6-2 to the Minnesota Wild in the finale of the first part of their 14-game road trip, Vancouver Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault called out the teams' Olympians: "Today was our third game in 3½ days, with a lot of traveling, so I think it's safe to say there was some fatigue in our game. And we're like a lot of teams: You need your best players to be at their best, and we had quite a few of our guys – a lot of those are our Olympians – who didn't have a very good game." [Vancouver Sun]

• Jeff Passan on why the IOC should force the International Ice Hockey Federation to improve women's ice hockey or threaten to drop it from future Winter Olympics. [Y! Sports]

• The roof of the Rostraver Ice Garden in Pennsylvania collapsed Sunday afternoon, luckily in between hockey games. No injuries were reported, and everyone inside was accounted for. [Post-Gazette]

Ray Emery(notes) was given an MRI the other day, but the Flyers refused to release the results. It's possible he has a torn labrum, and if so, according to a doctor who used to work for the team, it could be career-threatening. [Philadelphia Inquirer]

• Pierre LeBrun on why Canada, despite being the favorite, will have a heckuva tough time winning gold in Vancouver. [ESPN]

• Looking for an Olympic fantasy hockey game? ThePensBlog boys have created a killer game to keep you entertained during the tournament. [Rinkotology]

• Justin Bourne on how to get through hockey practice after a long night out. [The Hockey News]

• With the men's Olympic hockey competition kicking off Tuesday, it's time to brush up on the differences in rules between international and NHL play. [Penguins]

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• Wayne Gretzky shows off the hottest-selling piece of Olympic merchandise: $10 mittens. The Toronto Star reports that more than 2 million pairs have been sold since October. [Getty]

• With his hockey career in limbo, former Montreal Canadiens tough guy Georges Laraque(notes) has joined the Green Party of Canada to help promote justice and environmental awareness. [Faceoff.com via Canwest]

• The Team USA brass met the media Sunday in Vancouver, and Brian Burke halfheartedly joked about the start times of his first two games, saw through Steve Yzerman's ploy, and talked about being the underdog. [CTV]

• Which NHL team will benefit most from the two-week Olympic break? Probably the Detroit Red Wings, and that's scary for the rest of the Western Conference. [MLive]

• Five things San Jose Sharks fans can look forward to during the Olympic hockey tournament. [Fear the Fin]

• Those Atlanta-Thrashers-being-sold rumors you might have heard over the weekend? Yeah, no dice. [Winnipeg Free Press]

• Minnesota's acquisition of Cam Barker(notes) gives the team a 23-year-old defenseman who's still growing his game. [Star-Tribune]

• Steven Ovadia on the late director John Hughes and his love of hockey. [Puck Update]

• Despite the USA and Canada blowouts, Joe Pelletier explains how far women's hockey has come. [Greatest Hockey Legends]

• What the Philadelphia Flyers and their salary-cap situation looks like for next season. [Broadstreet Hockey]

Nashville Predators GM David Poile talks about the trade deadline and the team's upcoming free agents. [Tennessean]

• Like many non-Olympians, some St. Louis Blues players will be taking sunny vacations over the next week and a half. [Globe-Democrat]

• Looks like another minor league hockey team could be on the move. The ECHL's Johnstown Chiefs are looking to relocate to Greenville, South Carolina, for the 2010-11 season. [South Carolina News]

• Finally, why not end with a video of the great rivalry moments between USA and Canada?

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