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Puck Headlines: More Canadian lefties; Ovechkin's skates

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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(Ed. note: We'll be live-blogging all three men's games today beginning at 2:45 p.m. ET. Join us, won't ye?.)

• Even at the Olympics, Sidney Crosby(notes) can't get away from the marriage proposals. Points docked for the lack of a wedding dress, like this one. [AP]

• Wysh lays down the storylines for Day 2 of men's hockey action. [Fourth Place Medal]

• Interesting piece from Jeff Z. Klein about the big difference between Canadian and American hockey players. It seems that Canadians are mostly left-handed shots and majority of Americans shoot right-handed. [NY Times]

• What we learned from Canada's 8-0 rout of Norway last night. [National Post]

• Pierre LeBrun talks about Canada's challenge in finding chemistry with no room for error. [ESPN]

• If you haven't seen the Down Goes Brown/Bloge Salming Team Canada "Olympic Welcome" rap video, do yourself a favor and drop everything you're doing and watch it right now. [DGB]

• How tough of a ticket is the US-Canada game on Sunday? Even five-time Olympic gold medalist Bonnie Blair can't score a pair. [Google]

• The artist who painted Ryan Miller's(notes) mask talks about the IOC controversy. [The Times Herald]

• Speaking of Miller, Dan Wetzel reported yesterday that IOC officials allowed him to keep the "Matt Man" tribute to his fallen cousin on his mask. "Miller Time" was covered up with tape before the game against the Swiss. [Y! Sports]

• John Grigg on why Patrice Bergeron(notes) is the luckiest man in hockey. [THN]

• Former Montreal Canadiens head coach Guy Carbonneau was asked to coach Canada's Under-18 team. He'll likely make a decision in the next week. Hopefully, he accepts to get him out of the Hockey Night in Canada booth. [TSN]

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Alex Ovechkin's(notes) skates usually feature gold lace. For the Olympics, he's added some accessories to spice them up for the Olympics. [Caps Insider]

• Mirtle's not liking what he's seeing from these early blowouts on the men's side of the hockey tournament. Here's his proposal to make it more competitive and entertaining. [Mirtle]

• The Johnstown Chiefs officially announced that unless a local buyer is found, they will be moving to Greenville, South Carolina. Greenville's arena board already has a five-year deal in place with the team. [Tribune Democrat]

• Red Wings forward Kirk Maltby(notes) is leaning towards having surgery on a bum shoulder, but hasn't made up his mind whether to have it now or during the summer. Deciding to have the surgery now could free up cap space for Detroit. [Freep]

• Finally, remember the NHL? Here are the best goals from the final week before the Olympic break:

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