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Roy ties NHL record; The Dany Heatley problem; the future of fighting? (Puck Headlines)

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• The Lake Erie Monster has hit the North Coast Harbour in the form of this cool, creepy inflatable thing. If you take a picture of it and tag the photo properly, you get two free tickets to a November home game. [Lake Erie Monsters]

• Patrick Roy's six consecutive victories to start his NHL coaching career tie him for the league record. [Denver Post]

• Mike Yeo talks Dany Heatley, who appears to have the Minnesota Wild coach very frustrated: “After every game, we look at our lines and we say what do we need to do going forward, and every game we’ll evaluate it. "I’m not going to say he’s at his best right now. I’m not, for sure. But I also know that he’s capable of more, and I also know that we need him right now. It’s easy to say, ‘Let’s just take him out,’ but with who? Who do you put in instead? The easy thing to do is for us to just give up, but that’s not what we’re going to do. We’re going to keep trying to push him and keep trying to get him better and keep trying to work with him because we know what he’s capable of.” [Star Tribune]

• Marty St. Louis misses practice in Tampa Bay with what the team is calling a lower-body injury. [Tampa Bay Times]

• Mark Spector believes the CIS (the Canadian NCAA) can give us a glimpse into the future of fighting. [Sportsnet]

• Craig Custance writes about Matt Sorisho, a high school hockey player who crashed into the boards and was paralyzed from the waist down. [ESPN]

• Sorisho's family and friends are raising money to help with the costs of his life-changing injury. [Give Forward]

• The top 20 players in Florida Panthers history. Oh, you'd better believe Radek Dvorak made the list. [Greatest Hockey Legends]

• Speaking of the Panthers, they appear to have found a top line. [Dobber Hockey]

• The Calgary Flames will launch their new third jersey on October 27, but a teaser during last night's game gives us enough to know the NHL 14 leak was accurate. [Icethetics]

• This Tampa Bay Lightning fan is a creep. [Deadspin]

• Morgan Rielly, Matt Dumba, and Olli Maatta have all made strong cases to remain in the NHL. [Buzzing the Net]

• Have the Toronto Maple Leafs found the shot quality unicorn, and are they riding it to greatness? Probably not, no. [Pension Plan Puppets]

• Ryan Lambert on 59th-ranked Sacred Heart's historic upset of top-ranked UMass Lowell. [College Hockey News]

• Eric Duhatscheck on the message behind Patrick Kaleta's 10 game suspension. [The Globe & Mail]

• Matt Martin and Cal Clutterbuck are the bash brothers, apparently. [Islanders Point Blank]

• The game is faster now than it's ever been, in large part because most teams fill their fourth lines with players than can play. [True Hockey]

• Former hockey star Angela Ruggiero after hockey, where she's excelling in foreign relations. [USA Today]

• The Bruins take a photo with Selena Gomez, which is the worst thing you can do. Posing with a pop star is a good way to get cursed. [Days of Y'Orr]

• Jake Allen, avid fisherman, talks about his new mask. [InGoal Mag]

• And finally, via Zat, watch ROOT broadcaster Dan Potash stand impatiently for two minutes and then get tormented by Pascal Dupuis:

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