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Rich Clune’s contract demands; Datsyuk the unwooable; Blues sign Stewart (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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• Rich Clune: "I wasn't going to post this because they were not agreed to by my team. These were my requests for my new contract." [Rich Clune]

Chris Stewart signs a two-year deal with the St. Louis Blues that will pay him a shade over $4 million per season. [The Globe & Mail]

• Sergei Federov tried to woo Pavel Datsyuk to the KHL, but Datstyuk was unwooable. "I had a meeting with him a few days before the signing [with Detroit]. We had the chance to get Pavel in a year's time, but as a person who knows what the NHL is all about, I understand perfectly well why he did what he did," Fedorov said. "He said: 'I want to grow as a player and I think that for me the best option is to stay in the NHL.'" [Ria Novosti]

• The case for Matt Stajan as a number-one centre. "Point 1: He's all the Flames got." Hug a Flames fan today. [Flames Nation]

• The Coyotes sign Brandon Yip to a one-year, two-way contract. [Coyotes]

• Remembering the Cleveland Barons. [Eye on Hockey]

Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon, a.k.a. the Maritime Dream Team, on the ice together. [CTV]

• No arbitration for Jordan Nolan and the Kings, who sign the tough guy to a two-year, $1.4 million deal. [PHT]

• Rene Fasel on the NHL coming to Sochi: "“It is the obligation of the IIHF towards our fans that the biggest sports show on earth has the best players and towards our member associations that they are able to select the best players that their educational systems have developed. I would like to thank NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA Executive Director Don Fehr for their co-operation.” [IIHF]

• Now that the NHL is going, take a look at all the problems with Sochi. [Sports on Earth]

• P.K. Subban answers questions from readers. Toughest team to play against? Philadelphia, apparently. Toughest player? Martin St. Louis.

• Matt Duchene is thrilled to a) make more money next season and b) have Ryan O'Reilly on his wing. [Denver Post]

• Five Hole For Food, the traveling road hockey charity, completes its annual cross-Canada tour in Vancouver in Saturday. [PITB]

• BERGERON TO SWITZERLAND!?!!?!1! Oh. Marc-Andre Bergeron. Yeah, that makes sense. [TSN]

• Dean Lombardi responds to anyone critical of the Rob Blake hiring, and he has a lot to say. [Mayors Manor]

• The Denis Grebeshkov signing does not bode well for Corey Potter. [Edmonton Journal]

• Tony Gallagher: the NHL is too fast! Stop this crazy train! [The Province]

• Arron Asham on John Tortorella: "He's very intense and he wants to get the most out of his players. He does a decent job of doing that, but when you're in the same spot for a certain amount of years and you have the same players, the guys seem to get fed up with all the screaming and stuff." [Toronto Sun]

• Jordan Caron gets a one-year, $640k contract with the Bruins. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]

• Behind the scenes at the 2013 NHL Draft with Max Domi.

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