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Puck Headlines: Seguin to sign; Winter Classic ticket prices

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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• Jimmy Murphy reports that the Boston Bruins and first-round pick Tyler Seguin(notes) have agreed to terms on his entry-level contract. Terms were not revealed, but Murphy says that it's expected to be similar to the deal signed by Taylor Hall(notes) of the Edmonton Oilers. [ESPN Boston]

• New Y! Sports NHL writer Nicholas Costonika on why the marriage of Mike Modano(notes) and the Detroit Red Wings will fit perfectly. [Y! Sports]

• The Capitals began sending out Winter Classic ticket information to season-ticket holders. Tickets will range from $49-$250. [Capitals (.pdf file)]

• It's no shock that the day Brett Favre says he's not coming back to the NFL (for now), there's more Phoenix Coyotes news. It seems that the City of Glendale is talking to three groups other than Ice Edge about the arena and team. [Sportsnet]

• The Ilya Kovalchuk(notes) grievance hearing is set to begin Wednesday in Boston with a ruling to be announced Friday or Saturday. [Fire & Ice]

• According to Dave Lozo, six places that Antti Niemi(notes) could land: San Jose, Washington, Dallas, Atlanta, Montreal or Philadelphia. [NHL.com]

• Throwing cold water on "Niemi to the Sharks": "With Niittymaki now in teal, and Thomas Griess proving that he's a capable NHL backup in limited time last year, the Sharks have their goaltending tandem. The only option now, if Wilson was indeed interested in Niemi, would be to move Greiss back to the minors and sign Niemi to split time with Niittymaki. That's also not going to happen."[Fear the Fin]

• Lepore talks with Bill Daly on the NHL's television future and a hockey World Cup. [Puck the Media]

• Best wishes to Boston University head coach Jack Parker, who's recovering from heart bypass surgery, which he underwent last month. Parker is not expected to miss any of the Terriers' season. [Boston Globe]

Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom's(notes) mask choices for the 2010-11 season have been whittled down to five fan-created ones. Which one would you pick? [Wild]

• Days after he was awarded a one-year, $1 million deal in arbitration, Tim Kennedy(notes) was placed on waiver by the Buffalo Sabres. Because the ruling was below $1,611,180 million, Buffalo had no choice but to accept the award. [TSN]

• Trying to make sense of the Kennedy move. [Take Over the Game]

• Out goes Tim Kennedy and in comes Shaone Morrissonn for the Sabres. [Sabres]

• Craig Custance talks to David "Inglourious" Backes about St. Louis' off-season and what Jaroslav Halak(notes) will bring to the team. [Sporting News]

• An informative introduction of Derek Boogaard(notes) to New York Rangers fans. [Puck Central]

• Making the case that Chris Osgood(notes) should be in the Hall of Fame. [Red Wings Guy]

• "Ice Crew" tryouts were recently held in Pittsburgh and one poor girl had her tumble forever captured in .gif form. [ThePensBlog]

• The Islanders have signed Jon Sim(notes) to a one-year, two-way deal. [Islanders]

• Finally, if we're going to go through with this All-Star Weekend again next winter in Raleigh, let's at least get this kid involved in the Skill Competition:

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