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.
• Soon, the Igloo will be no more. The Allegheny County Sports & Exhibition Authority came to a unanimous vote this morning to demolish the now former home of the Pittsburgh Penguins, which could come as early as February. Somewhere, Jean-Claude Van Damme weeps. [Post-Gazette via The Confluence]
• Still getting over a foot injury suffered in the playoffs, Pittsburgh Penguins center Jordan Staal(notes) underwent an additional procedure to help cure an infection and is expected to miss the next five to six weeks. [Penguins]
• As training camps set to open this weekend (!!!), Tim Wharnsby poses some questions that need answers, including "Do the Maple Leafs need a strong start to save Ron Wilson's job?" [CBC]
• Boston Bruins prospect Joe Colborne(notes) was knocked out of last night's rookie game against the New York Islanders. Colborne took a stick to the head from a teammate and an elbow from Islanders prospect Justin DiBenedetto(notes). It's likely he'll sit out tonight's rematch. [CSNNE]
• The Chicks hit on a bevy of topics during a preseason roundtable. [CWGAP]
• What Penn State's addition to D-I college hockey means for the sport. [College Hockey News]
• Finally, we're just three short weeks away from the puck dropping for real, so why not a hockey fight to whet the appetite?
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