Ribeiro’s impact in Phoenix; Anze Kopitar on Ellen; Biron to try broadcasting? (Puck Headlines)

Harrison Mooney

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.

• Credit to John Scott on his wingspan -- this is less a chicken-wing than a condor-wing -- but based on this photo alone, I'm going to predict that he gets a pretty big suspension. [AP]

• On Mike Ribeiro's impact on the Phoenix Coyotes, which has been pretty notable thus far. [FS Arizona]

• Martin Biron may be done with the on-ice part of hockey, but expect to see him try his hand at broadcasting soon. [Buffalo Hockey Beat]

• On that note, which current NHL players have careers as TV analysts ahead of them? [Sporting News]

• Why Brandon Dubinsky should not be captain of the Columbus Blue Jackets. [Union and Blue]

• Barclays Center CEO on why the Islanders couldn't stay at Nassau: "I just don’t think you could have refurbished it in a way where it could truly accommodate a professional hockey team for 44 nights. There’s very little suite revenue coming out of that building. They don’t really have suites. I just think there’s a slew of reasons why it wouldn’t work. I just don’t think you could generate the revenue out of that building." [Islanders Point Blank]

• This may surprise you, but Ryan Kesler recently dove. [Pass it to Bulis]

• The big takeaway from this article: during the lockout, Ben Lovejoy had a job interview. [OC Register]

• The same day they lost Pekka Rinne for a month, the Nashville Predators got a positive injury update: Roman Josi skated with the team during practice. [The Tenneseean]

• David Booth returns to the Canucks' lineup after being scratched for 37 seconds of Andrew Alberts on Thursday, but John Tortorella doesn't want to talk about it. [The Province]

• Lars Eller feels bad about calling the Oilers a "junior team". [CBC]

• Saku Koivu may be in Montreal, where he played a decade of his career, for the last time as a player Thursday. [Montreal Gazette]

• Niklas Hjalmarsson got a pretty decent pay increase, and he's rewarded the Chicago Blackhawks with more offensive production. [NBC Chicago]

• Another day, another high school hockey player suffering a serious neck injury. This happens way too often. 16-year-old Michael Spinelli is expected to recover fully after suffering two fractured vertebrae in a game over the weekend. [Chicago Tribune]

• Kevyn Adams, the former Sabres' assistant coach, is back working for Terry Pegula's Harborcenter project. [WGRZ]

• On the importance and misconceptions of advanced hockey analytics. [Arctic Ice Hockey]

• The LA Kings' game is built around their strong forecheck. The problem: it hasn't been all that strong this season. [Frozen Royalty]

• Cody McLeod on his suspension. "They want to get rid of the injuries and I respect that, but I don't necessarily agree with the length of time," he said. [Denver Post]

• Anze Kopitar helps raise money for breast cancer research on Ellen. [Ellen]