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Puck Headlines: Rick Nash chatter; Jagr turns 40; Ovechkin too much of a rock star?

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Crazy eyes: you get 'em when you're forty

Jaromir Jagr turns 40 today. [NHL]

• Speaking of ancient relics, a look back at historic Windsor Arena, which is closing its doors after 87 years. [NY Times]

Olaf Kolzig thinks Alex Ovechkin may be "wrapped up too much in the rock star status that comes with being Alex Ovechkin." Rock star, huh? Silly Ollie. Ovie's a rap star. [Washington Post]

• Should a team trade the farm for Rick Nash? It's complicated. [Five Minutes For Fighting]

• For Canuck fans salivating over a Rick Nash trade: it might make more sense for Columbus than for Vancouver. [The Cannon]

• Al MacInnis becomes the first player to be honoured by the Calgary Flames' "Forever a Flame" program, which lifts numbers to the rafters and then, uh, keeps them in circulation. In other news, my wife has rejected a similar program for our marriage. [The Globe & Mail]

• Two teens in the Boston area have started "Hearts 4 Hockey", a campaign to raise money so that every hockey rink in Massachusetts can have a defibrillator. [WHDH]

• In less inspiring Boston-based news, if you're wondering why Brad Marchand wasn't featured in the Boston Bruins' championship DVD, it's because he was too drunk to be interviewed. Heart of a champion right there. [ESPN]

• Michael Traikos gets sensitive about Phil Kessel being named the league's easiest player to intimidate: "You get the feeling that the only reason Sports Illustrated or anyone else conducts anonymous polls of hockey players these days is a way to poke fun at the Toronto Maple Leafs." [National Post]

• The University of Wisconsin Badgers are reaching out to families with food allergies, promising a 100-percent allergen-free environment and tickets for $3 for allergy sufferers. Expect a nerdy crowd. [Badgers]

• On Gilbert Brule resurrecting his career in Phoenix. [Edmonton Journal]

• A year after suffering a potentially career-ending skate cut to his left knee, San Jose Sharks' goaltending prospect Alex Stalock has worked his way back to the Worcester Sharks. Good stuff here. [Mercury News]

• Jimmy Howard will return for the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday, giving a much-needed boost to a team that's been struggling. What's that? Wait, how many games in a row? Holy heck. [Detroit Free Press]

• The Minnesota Wild are one player away from tying their franchise record for most players used in a season so, you know, there's that. [PHT]

• If the Chicago Blackhawks need inspiration, they should look to the Vancouver Canucks. [PITB]

• Steve Tambellini still has a job somehow. [Backhand Shelf]

• Why the Dallas Stars might be after Jeff Carter. [Defending Big D]

• And finally, let Benstonium.com's Clint Eastwood/Pittsburgh Penguins mashup inspire you to win the Stanley Cup or buy a Chrysler or whatever:

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