Rick Nash meets NY media; Memorial Cup culprit caught; MacGyver and hockey (Puck Headlines)

Sean Leahy

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.

• Wilson the Volleyball meets Stanley the Cup. [@keeperofthecup]

• Rick Nash met with the New York media on Wednesday. On disappointment in Columbus: "Yeah, I think I would have definitely hoped to win there a lot more and play a lot more than four playoff games in a nine-year career. The reality is it didn't happen and the plan didn't pan out that I wanted it to. I think I look at the positive and for me to end up in New York with one of the most historic organizations. I think every kid dreams of playing for that Original Six and that big-time city, I don't think there's a better place for me." [Ranger Rants]

• So how's Greg Jamison's bid to buy the Phoenix Coyotes coming along? "Jamison has not yet disclosed who his financial partners are or how he is coming up with the money. Jamison is the former CEO of the San Jose Sharks and he quietly became co-owner of a minor league hockey team, the Bay Area Seals, in June. The sports executive has experience managing and running arenas, but he needs investment money to buy the team. That has proven complicated with Jamison relying on multiple investors, and perhaps financing avenues, to try to close the deal. That includes some international and Middle Eastern money. There have been discussions with a Saudi investment group about a stake in the Coyotes. The continued delays with the Jamison purchase increase the odds of the NHL running the team one more year in Glendale." [Phoenix Business Journal]

• Behind the Detroit Red Wings' bench in one of the Winter Classic alumni games will be the legendary Scotty Bowman and Barry Smith, while Red Kelly and Pat Quinn will lead the Maple Leafs old timers. [Malik Report]

• Shea Weber's $110 million in context: "2,155,172: Number of tickets you could buy at that price for $110 million." [Nashville Business Journal]

• Shea Weber's back, Nashville. Now what do you do? [On the Forecheck]

• Dillon Donnelly of the Shawinigan Cataractes has fessed up that he was the one who damaged the Memorial Cup. As punishment, the team has suspended him until Sept. 3 and he must write an apology letter to all three CHL commissioners and his teammates. [Buzzing the Net]

• Good on the St. Louis Blues (and our pal Louie) for partnering with Habitat for Humanity to help build 35 homes in Joplin, Missouri, the site of last year's tornado destruction. [Blues]

• The Jessica (Redfield) Ghawi Journalism Scholarship was established earlier this week and the donations are already over $30,000, $10,000 of which came from the Los Angeles Kings. [All Things Avs]

• What does USA Hockey and MacGyver have in common? [United States of Hockey]

• New Penn State hockey coach Guy Gadowsky says the sanctions on the football team won't affect the team, including the completion of a hockey arena expected to be finished by the fall of 2013. [USCHO]

• IIHF president Rene Fasel has been re-elected to another four-year term. He's held the position since 1994. [IIHF]

• The famous T206 Honus Wagner baseball card once owned by Wayne Gretzky and former LA Kings owner Bruce McNall was altered by a sports memorabilia executive, according to an unsealed indictment. [NY Daily News]

• With the NHL CBA talks on-going, should the disciplinary process be changed to include a panel? [Cult of Hockey]

• Jeff Gordon on why fans should support shorter player contract: "Extreme contract lengths allow teams to manipulate the salary cap system. Spreading the total compensation over a long time — well past the player's useful days, in some cases — lowers the annual "cap hit." This allows teams to stay in compliance while dramatically overspending." [STL Today]

• What does a healthy Michal Handzus mean for the San Jose Sharks. [Fear the Fin]

• Fabian Brunnstrom signs a 3-year deal with Frolunda of the Swedish Elite League. [MLive]

• Stephane Da Costa signs a 1-year, 2-way deal with Ottawa. [Citizen]

• Finally, our old pal Justin Bourne talked with Rob Brown to get the backstory on the "Down Goes Brown" fight: