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Red Wings airplane madness; Jaromir Jagr to Dallas Stars? (Puck Headlines)

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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• If you have an extra $80 and need to add a 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs figure to your collection, someone has created custom McFarlane toys for Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty, who appears to be on some kind of elliptical trainer. [eBay]

• A private plane registered to Detroit Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch flew to Madison, Wis., Tuesday, and speculation is that Red Wings management went to pitch free-agent defenseman Ryan Suter. Or brought him a Little Caesars pizza and crazy bread because he's so far out of their delivery area. One of the two. [MLIVE]

• More on the airplane watch from George Malik. [Malik Report]

• If you think the Jason Garrison signing for the Vancouver Canucks was a questionable one, this may convince you otherwise. [The Province]

• Mike Brophy on Brian Burke's free-agent inactivity on big-ticket players: "Burke said Sunday the opening of free-agent season represents the beginning of the process of rebuilding his team; not the end. He repeated that he wants to get bigger up front as well. To accomplish this he will have to be creative in the trade market. Burke has done a good job in gathering youth and depth the past few years and now it just might be time to part with some of it." [Sportsnet]

• The petition drive is on to battle the Glendale arena lease deal with the Phoenix Coyotes. [West Valley]

• The Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens will not sign Jaromir Jagr. Now, what about the Dallas Stars? [CSN NE]

• Brandon Worley on Jagr to the Stars: "I'm not particularly put off by the notion of signing Jagr, only if his presence this season does not hinder the progress and opportunities of the young players on the roster. The Stars need to be competitive and sell tickets, however, and this would be a very big part of that process." [Defending Big D]

• "When the Buffalo Sabres traded center Derek Roy on Monday, it reminded me of the time goaltender Martin Biron and I convinced Roy that I was on the verge of getting traded to Newsday." [Sabres Edge]

• Danny Syvret is back with the Flyers. [BSH]

• The Hudler-Cervenka connection. Like the Rainbow Connection, only with a higher cap hit. [Flames]

• Good piece by Bourne on the Jacob Trouba battle between the NCAA and the CHL. [Backhand Shelf]

• Arctic Ice Hockey's verdict on the Olli Jokinen contract with the Winnipeg Jets: "It's a little bit rough for me to approve of a $4.5m cap hit, but it's not a long contract, and in a way I consider it a necessary contract." [AIH]

• Bucky Gleason on the Steve Ott deal: "More than anything, though, Ott will bring accountability that has been lacking on this team under a soft core that Regier built and was slow to dismantle. On the surface, the infusion of more size and toughness looks like a good start. We'll see whether it's a new beginning for a team that in recent years has talked a better game than it played." [Buffalo News]

• The Capitals sign Jack Hillen. [Japers' Rink]

• Good stuff from Spector, including that the Philadelphia Flyers won't deal Brayden Schenn or Sean Couturier for Bobby Ryan. [THN]

• Tanner Glass picked the Pittsburgh Penguins over a return to the Vancouver Canucks. [Pensburgh]

• The Hugh Jessiman Watch is over — he's given his final rose to the Ottawa Senators. [Sens]

• Play hockey for food! [Canucks Hockey Blog]

• Finally, here are 20 questions with Zach Parise. Denzel Washington in "The Zach Parise Story." OK then.

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