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Puck Headlines: Goofing on Sid living with Mario; Roenick speaks

Greg Wyshynski
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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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• On Frozen Blog, ESPN's Page 2 and "Sports Guy" Bill Simmons have all piled on poor Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby(notes) for bunking with Mario Lemieux since coming to the NHL. Simmons: "If Matthew Stafford moved in with the Detroit Lions' owner, we'd think it was the weirdest thing that ever happened and make him a running joke every time he threw an interception: Look out, Matthew, you're gonna get grounded! Uh-oh, they're gonna take cable out of your room! That kind of stuff." [OFB, Simmons]

• Speaking of Sid, the blog Puckin' Right asks this question: Are the reputations and talents of the Big Three (Crosby, Malkin, Ovechkin) a blessing or a headache to the NHL today? The analysis is in-depth and rather interesting. [Puckin' Right, H/T Cameron K.]

Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland would still like to sign Jiri Hudler(notes) before arbitration, but isn't exactly optimistic that the controversial KHL signee will be back with the Wings next season. [Snapshots]

• If you haven't seen it, we've updated our Marian Hossa(notes) shoulder injury story with ESPN Chicago's confirmation of the initial report. The Chicago Blackhawks knew about the injury when they signed him. [Y! Sports]

• The New York Islanders fire their radio team and will simulcast the TV side. We've got a really interesting take on this later. [Newsday]

UPDATE: Spaced on this link earlier: Steve Mason(notes) interview with FanHouse that touches on his lack of blog love and wanting to face Jared Boll(notes) in a breakaway. [FanHouse]

Devin Setoguchi(notes) is scheduled to fly with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. But yeah, there's not enough insurance coverage for Olympic orientation camp. [Sharks]

San Jose Sharks free-agent center Jeremy Roenick(notes) spoke with The Arizona Republic and, as usual, a goldmine of JR nuggets was uncovered. He's hinting at retirement. He thinks Chris Chelios(notes) wants to be a member of the New York Rangers. He thinks the Phoenix Coyotes may have mortally wounded their franchise by putting an arena far away from where their fans are. Oh, and there's so much more. [AZ Central]

• Great stuff from Chris Botta on Rick DiPietro(notes), the potential that he won't be ready for next season and why the New York Islanders and the NHL are better off rooting for him to get healthy. [Point Blank]

• Former Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Martin Gerber(notes) signs a one-year deal with Atlant Mytischy in the KHL. [Opiated Sherpa]

• Also KHL-bound is Radek Bonk(notes), whom SovSport claims will sign a contract with Yaroslav Lokomotiv of the KHL this week. (Dmitry Chesnokov reported this on Twitter this morning, and we'll have some fresh DC on Puck Daddy this week.) [On The Forecheck]

• If you've ever wondered what it's like to order a burger at Fuddruckers as Pavol Demitra(notes), wonder no more. [Wild Puck Banter]

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• A vacationing Marty Brodeur attacks a sand crab that he suspects was trying to eat his Double Whopper with Bacon combo meal. Or he plays golf in Canada. One of the two. [AP]

• Like something out of the Twitter meme #lameclaimtofame, Justin Payer gets written up for being the first Ottawa Senators fan to own an Alexei Kovalev(notes) jersey. That and a quarter'll get you a game of Ms. Pac-Man. [Senators]

• Brayden Schenn resists temptation in the City of Angels. It's like something out of a Poison ballad, without the Rock of Love shame. [Kings]

• Lowetide defends the Edmonton Oilers signing Nikolai Khabibulin(notes), including his contract. [Lowetide]

• Top prospect John Moore signs with the Columbus Blue Jackets. [Western College Hockey]

• As if the Los Angeles Kings haven't done enough this offseason, Rudy Kelly wants them in the hunt for some of the remaining UFA forwards like Alex Tanguay(notes). [Battle of California]

• Finally, more good video stuff from The Hockey News, as Ken Campbell asks Michael Cammalleri(notes) what the heck the Montreal Canadiens will look like next season: "I don't think I've addressed myself what the identity is. I really like the team that Bob's put together -- the lineup. The chemistry and what we create will have to present itself as time goes on." [The Hockey News]

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