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Puck Headlines: Seabrook out for Chicago; more Boudreau blowback

Greg Wyshynski
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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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• Honestly, why bring Pat's and/or Geno's into it, Buffalo Sabres fan with the culinary protest sign?

Sergei Zubov is hanging up the skates after missing the entire KHL season with a hip ailment. [Defending Big D, and check out our interview with Zubi from last year]

• No Brent Seabrook tonight for the Chicago Blackhawks, as he suffers the effects from that Raffi Torres hit. Dave Bolland will return to the lineup, as will Bryan Bickell and Ryan Johnson. [CSN Chicago]

• This may come as a great shock to you, but the NHL may have mis-communicated some information in its ruling on Torres. [Pass It To Bulis]

• Dirk Hoag with a terrific look at how the new NBC/NHL deal affects the Nashville Predators' salary cap situation, which you can apply to your favorite team's cap. Highly recommended. [On The Forecheck]

• Mike Green of the Washington Capitals on whether the New York Rangers are targeting his head: "Whether it's high or just finishing their checks is irrelevant. They're coming so hard that, you know, it's hard to get out of the way. It is what it is. It's part of the game. I'm not complaining." No, you leave that stuff for your coach. [Capitals Insider]

• Jesse Spector stands up to Bruce Boudreau "running his mouth on Washington radio" about how the Garden isn't that loud. It doesn't have cow bells or air horns, but it has New Yawkers! [NYDN]

• John Tortorella on Boudreau working the refs: "We have confidence the officials won't be influenced by all the whining going on." [Washington Times]

• Dallas Stars ownership news from Mike Heika: "Vancouver businessman Tom Gaglardi has become the leading candidate to buy the Stars, according to two sources close to the sale of the team, and could become the stalking horse in what could eventually become an organized bankruptcy case that would allow the exchange of the ownership from a group of lenders led by Monarch Investments" [Dallas Morning News]

• According to Crossing Broad, this is Lindy Ruff's 22-year-old daughter wearing a Philadelphia Flyers hat that appears transported in from the late 1980s. It also appears she's partying with a Vulcan. [Crossing Broad]

• Maintenance day for Mike Richards. [Philly Sports Daily]

• Maintenance day for Mike Knuble. [CSN Wash]

• The Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning are playing Game 5 at noon on Saturday. Yuck. [Raw Charge]

• Jack Edwards' favorite Hab, Benoit Pouliot, will not be disciplined for his hit on Johnny Boychuck last night. [Bruins Blog]

• A complete look at Bryan Murray's trade history as Ottawa Senator GM. You know, that Andrej Meszaros trade was rather terrible. [Cory Clouston Fashion Review]

• Jewels From The Crown with a FJM'ing or MiSTing of the Mark Purdy column on Staples Center. "First of all, as a metaphor, that is incoherent. Second, does the writer not see that the Sharks are Lindsay Lohan in that sentence?" [JFTC]

• In response to the NHL not creating a "History Will Be Made" video for the Washington Capitals after Alex Semin's Game 1 winner but making one for Brandon Dubinsky's game-winner in Game 3, a Caps fan did that. [RMNB]

• Mikko Koivu joins the army. [MTV3]

• Rear Admiral on last night's anthem at Bell Centre: "The Bell Center had to remind the fans before the U.S. National Anthem that the following Canadiens they were about to name are all American so that when they go ahead and boo the song like the pack of A-holes they are, they're booing Canadiens. Pathetic or what? The worst part about this? Every WWE-attending Bruins fan will bring their beat up Old Glory to Saturday's game in some misguided form of patriotism (and forgetting that the Bs roster is loaded with Canadians and has just two Americans). If you feel the need to bring the stars-and-stripes to a NHL game, at least have the decency to display it right. Blue is always top left." [Barstool]

• Do not ever call Samantha a puck bunny. It sounds like she will punch you in the eye. [Above The Glass]

• This is kinda cool: Danny Syvret and Kris Versteeg's little brothers are teammates in the ECHL. [The Checking Line]

• Did the referees make the right call on the Brian Boucher mask toss last night at the Buffalo Sabres? "There's no doubt that Boucher deliberately removed his helmet, but was it to secure a stoppage in play, or was it to simply free his vision from bouncy head gear? If you take his word for it in his post-game comments, he truly didn't know what would happen as a result of the mask flip, and that the latter assessment is true." [Broad Street Hockey]

• Finally, via Houses Of The Hockey, a humorous video by the Rapid City Rush, snarking on their CHL foes the Fort Wayne Komets. Good lord, you have to use the buzzer from the Bruins Bear video, too?

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