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Puck Headlines: Green Men invade Boston; new Panthers slogan

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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• Sully and Force, the Vancouver Green Men, have arrived in Boston for Games 3 and 4 and have already started doing the media rounds. [NESN]

• Looks like no changes in store for the Vancouver Canucks tonight with Dan Hamhuis not participating in this morning's skate at TD Garden. Shawn Thornton may or may not see the ice for the Bruins. [Boston Globe]

• Tim Thomas, responding to a reporters' question yesterday about him making adjustments after Game 2: "I have a pretty good idea of how to play goalie. I'm not going to be taking suggestions or advice at this time, so I'm going to keep playing the way I have." Oh snap. [Worcester Telegram]

• Claude Julien on Max Lapierre's finger mocking of Patrice Bergeron in Game 2: "The NHL ruled on something and they decided to make a mockery of it. It's totally up to them. If that's their way of handling things, so be it. We can't waste our time on that sort of stuff." [ESPN Boston]

• How big of a factor will home ice be for the Bruins to get back into the series? [The Province]

• Boston's 98.5 The Sports Hub held a contest for listeners this morning to win tickets to Game 3 tonight. Guess right, you win the ducats. Guess wrong and a part of your car is smashed with a sledgehammer by former NFL quarterback Scott Zolak. [CBS Boston]

• After announcing over the weekend that they will not be retaining Rick Dudley, True North has reportedly offered the GM job to Kevin Cheveldayoff of the Chicago Blackhawks. [Winnipeg Free Press]

• It's no surprise that of the 13,000 season tickets gobbled up by Winnipeggers on Saturday, many have already begun hitting the secondary market at insane prices. [National Post]

• Our good buddy Lyle Richardson on why Gary Bettman isn't the reason Winnipeg lost the Jets. [Yardbarker]

• As always, a great read from Elliotte Friedman, including the tidbit about Milan Lucic calling people on Craigslist because of his need for extra Stanley Cup tickets while in Vancouver. [CBC]

• "The Calgary Flames announced today that Craig Hartsburg has been named associate coach while Jamie Pringle has been added as the senior video analyst." [Flames]

• Atlanta sports radio station 790 the Zone held a wake for the Atlanta Thrashers last Friday in the middle of the day that included a replica player inside a casket. Some Thrashers fans were none too happy with the stun. [790 the ZoneStick-tap to Virginia for sending that in

• Best wishes to Binghamton Senators assistant coach Steve Stirling who underwent quadruple bypass surgery yesterday after experiencing chest pains yesterday. [BSens]

• Ryan Kennedy examines what exactly the NHL Draft Combine has on the NHL Draft itself. [The Hockey News]

• The Florida Panthers' new marketing slogan is "We See Red". It likely refers to the fact they're going to bring back the red jerseys and not a recent financial statement. [Panthers]

• Brandon Worley on why Kirk Muller is the man for the job behind the bench for the Dallas Stars. [Defending Big D]

• Now that we know Brad Richards won't be returning to Dallas, let the speculation commence! New York? Toronto? Tampa? [St. Pete Times]

• Steve Ovadia tells Richards he should take less money if he wants to win somewhere else. [Puck Update]

• Jason LaBarbera inks a two-year extension with the Phoenix Coyotes. [Coyotes]

• Introducing "The Sasha Index", an evaluation of Alexander Semin. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]

• Former ref and current TSN talking head Kerry Fraser on if officials should be allowed to explain calls after a game: "The media has access to players and coaches following a game and they can be asked about calls that went against them.  Those responses are always biased and often emotional.  Why not gain a perspective from the person that made the decision?  The media could then provide a more balanced report of an incident to you, the fan." [TSN]

• "NHL Fines Ozzie Guillen Just To See If He'll Pay" [The Onion]

• Finally, Dave McBrayer, via Barstool Sports, passes along this video from Taiwan about deciding who to root for in the Stanley Cup Final. It features fighting, ginger-neglect, a rocket launcher, and tiger goalies:

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