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Regier looking for help; Flames must shop Iginla, Kiprusoff; on two-goal leads (Puck Headlines)

Harrison Mooney
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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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• Toews face is the best face.

• Sabres' GM Darcy Regier is looking for help, but it's slow going. "I’ve talked to some GMs the last few days. It’s a pretty quiet market right now. A number of teams have very small things they want to do, quite honestly, with the hope that whether it’s with their players or our players, they’re going to get them on track because of their previous history of them being a lot better. That kind of leaves it where we’re saying, 'Let’s touch base again later in the week or later on.' Teams sitting in positions similar to us are hoping to turn it around with the group that they have and then in the event they don’t, looking at the trade market. But as you said, it’s pretty soft right now." [ESPN]

• Why the Calgary Flames must shop Jarome Iginla and Miikka Kiprusoff. [Spector's Hockey]

• Sweet story here of a dad recovering from triple bypass surgery in hospital that was able to listen to his seven-year-old son's hockey game on the radio. [Metro News]

• Sean McIndoe takes on two-goal leads: "My point is that calling a two-goal lead the 'worst lead in hockey' is dumb, and we all need to stop doing it. Literally 100 percent of two-goal leads that have ever been blown, in the entire history of ice hockey, were also one-goal leads along the way. If a two-goal lead was really worse than a one-goal lead, then teams that took a two-goal lead would immediately pull their goalie and shoot the puck into their own net to restore their one-goal lead, at which point their opponent would pull their goalie and shoot the puck into their own net, and the whole thing would continue for the rest of the game and it would all be ridiculous because we’d be living in a world where the concept of basic math no longer exists! [Grantland]

• On "the code," which Raffi Torres respected Thursday night. [SI]

• Is there a goalie controversy brewing in Anaheim? [Anaheim Calling]

• "Outspoken goalie Tim Thomas, acquired Thursday by the New York Islanders, sees his new team as an opportunity to re-launch Teddy Roosevelt's Progressive Party." [Lighthouse Hockey]

• How the Islanders' acquisition of (the contract of) Tim Thomas gives them flexibility at the deadline if they want to be sellers. [Hockey Independent]

• John Franzen was ejected from Thursday night's game for the spear you see above. He won't see any supplemental discipline for it. [Eye on Hockey]

• The Bruins announce that the 6pm start time for Saturday's match with the Lightning has been moved to 7pm due to weather. [Bruins]

• Can a new rule fix the CHL import draft? [Yahoo!]

• Phil Kessel finally scores, because he's a scorer, and scorers tend to score eventually. [NHL Numbers]

• Say, what's this? Why, it's Patrick Kane's totally real Swiss diary! [Dry Island Castaways]

• Steve Bernier has a lot to use as motivation after last year's Stanley Cup Final. [The Hockey Writers]

• AHL players on the way up that could become contributors in your keeper leagues. [Dobber Hockey]

• And finally, here's Brian Gionta taking the worst penalty you can possibly take. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]

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