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Puck Headlines: Russian coach unhappy; Henderson fights cancer

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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• First, marriage proposals and now sexual advances disguised as hockey talk for Sidney Crosby(notes)?

• Russian head coach Vyacheslav Bykov was not happy with his team's performance last night against Slovakia. "The players had no passion. It looked like it was a regular game for them." [Russian Hockey Fans]

• Dan Wetzel on the U.S. men's team preparation for their showdown with Canada on Sunday night. [Y! Sports]

• U.S. women's hockey veteran Angela Ruggiero said that she'll decide on her future after the Games and not "pull a Brett Favre" when it comes to retirement. [Boston Herald]

• Roy MacGregor on how the rest of the world can catch up to Canada in women's hockey. [CTV]

• A look at the stunted growth of women's hockey in Russia after their bronze medal in the 2001 World Championships. [SI]

• Best wishes to Paul Henderson, Canada's hero in the 1972 Summit Series against Russia, who revealed that he's battling chronic lymphocytic leukemia. [CBC]

• Here are 10 reasons why Jaromir Jagr(notes) and his wonderful mullet should return to the Pittsburgh Penguins. [Pens Universe]

• Good buddy Lyle "Spector" Richardson say "pfft" when it comes to those Sheldon Souray(notes)-to-NY Rangers rumors. [The Hockey News]

• With the trade deadline coming up, a look at who may be going and who might be staying on the Chicago Blackhawks. [Hockey Independent]

• Interesting historical notes on the St. Louis Blues' uniform. [Uniwatch]

• NHL Network's Brian Duff on Team Canada [NHL.com]

• If you like physics and you like slap shots, here's a video of how the two work together. [National Science Foundation] (s/t to Jenn from I Mean, We Got Guys)

• Around the NHL at the Olympic break. Jim Kelley takes a look at some of the best and worst to date. [Sportsnet]

• From the "Are you serious?" department: An Illinois woman is suing Chuck E. Cheese for $50,000 after she was hit in the head with an errant air hockey puck. [Chicago Sun-Times]

• We could be seeing another break up of an AHL/NHL partnership with the Syracuse Crunch and Columbus Blue Jackets. They're in the final year of an agreement and negotiations so far have gone nowhere. [Dispatch]

• Finally, if you couldn't stay up to watch Slovakia defeat Russia, here's Pavol Demitra's(notes) game-winning shootout attempt:

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