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Puck Headlines: Winter Classic update; new NHL 12 Legends

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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• Here's Ilya Bryzgalov's mask for this coming season. We now want to watch "The Hangover" and get a face tattoo. [In Goal Mag]

• Next week, the official announcement of the 2012 Winter Classic will take place at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia and we'll finally see what the Flyers and New York Rangers will be wearing on New Year's Day. [Philly Daily News]

• Ian Walker with a great read today on Rick Rypien talking about how he'd fought depression for the past 10 years: "The time frame coincides with an incident that has left then-general manager and current team president Brent Parker questioning himself. Rypien's girlfriend died in a car accident coming to see him play during his second year." [Vancouver Sun]

• The Toronto Star had a story on Rypien that included a misquote from Vancouver Canucks GM Mike Gillis calling him "crazy". The Star issued an apology on Wednesday, but the Canucks are not happy. [Globe & Mail]

• Pass It To Bulis on why Canucks fans should let the error go. [PITB]

• Florida Panthers forward Matt Bradley was on the Team 1200 in Ottawa this morning talking about his former Washington Capitals teammates, including Alexander Semin. We'll have more on this in a bit. [Washington Post]

• Down Goes Brown on some ideas that were rejected for inclusion into the NHL's Research & Development Camp this week: "As an experiment, try going an entire 60-minute game without calling the Vancouver Canucks for a single penalty, icing or offside, just to find out what they'll whine about afterwards instead." [DGB]

• In which Mike Richter does his best to get himself on SportsCenter:

• The NHL will release its 2011-12 national TV schedules on Thursday at 2 p.m. ET. [@NHLschuylerb]

• Brett Lebda. An inspiration. [The Production Line]

• Ron Tugnutt is your new goaltending consultant for Hockey Canada. [HC]

• Legendary Ottawa 67's GM Brian Kilrea is stepping down after 35 years at the post. [Buzzing the Net]

• Former NHLer Robert Reichel is your new head coach of the Czech U16 national team. [IIHF]

• Why the NHL should change the points system to give teams 3 points for a win. [Blades of Teal]

• Finally, EA Sports revealed last night that one of the nine "Legends" in NHL 12 will be Steve Yzerman. This morning, Patrick Roy and Jeremy Roenick were announced as well and it was leaked that Borje Salming will be included in the group:

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