All rumors, all the time; Habs get Weaver; Zdeno Chara, nuclear murderer (Puck Headlines)

Harrison Mooney
March 4, 2014

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.

Roberto Luongo is back to his old self after the Heritage Classic snub. He's found the bright side, which is the underside of the cream-colorer pants the Canucks' wore. Sort of makes Eddie Lack look like he suffers from incontinence.

• The Montreal Canadiens have acquired Mike Weaver from the Florida Panthers for a fifth round pick. Good get. If Weaver were taller, people would have realized how good he is ages ago. [Spector's Hockey]

• On the eve of the trade deadline, Elliotte Friedman's 30 thoughts - which includes ruminations on Ryan Kesler, Marty Brodeur, Jaro Halak, Jason Spezza, and several other players and teams rumoured to be doing things -- are a pretty intriguing read. [CBC]

• On waivers today: Trevor Smith (TOR), Jake Dowell (MIN), Corey Potter (EDM), Joe Corvo and Cory Conacher (OTT), Derek Smith (CGY), Scott Gomez and Scot Clemmensen (FLA). [Kuklas's Korner]

• Is this the year that buyers do reasonable things at the trade deadline, for reasonable prices? Nah. Come on. Where's the fun in that? [ESPN]

• The departure of Pat LaFontaine is sending ripples of through the Sabres' fanbase. Is there confidence that this front-office is all on the same page and able to manage this rebuild cohesively? [Buffalo News]

• The Flames have to move Mike Cammalleri. They have to. [Calgary Sun]

• It is time for the Carolina Hurricanes to start rebuilding, says Luke DeCock. I thought they sort of were, though. Aren't they? What the heck are they doing, then? [News Observer]

• Does Sam Gagner make sense for the Nashville Predators? Considering he puts up points and they don't really have anybody that does that outside of Shea Weber, I'd say so. [Section 303]

• Everett Fitzhugh "wants to be an NHL radio play-by-play announcer, a career path not normally associated with 25-year-old African-American men." [Color of Hockey]

• The Bakersfield Condors' 10th Annual Fighting Cancer Hockey-thon brought in $25,236 for Relay for Life for an all-time total of $348,000. [Condors]

• Could the Blue Jackets move Marian Gaborik? [Jackets Cannon]

• Is Dustin Byfuglien on the block? Do the Red Wings want him? [Winging it in Motown]

• Is it time for the Lightning to trade Teddy Purcell? [Bolts by the Bay]

• Tim Thomas is hockey's least fashionable goaltender. His gear consistently looks ridiculous. [Sporting News]

• Dan Hamhuis is part of the group that has purchased his old junior team, the Prince George Cougars. [Buzzing the Net]

• The Colorado Avalanche shine this week on 'between the lines', which looks at the best lines in fantasy hockey. [Dobber Hockey]

Zdeno Chara looks half-exhausted. I theorize that perhaps it is because only half of his body could fit into his bed in Sochi. The other half had to stay wide awake. [Boston Globe]

• In this commercial, Zdeno Chara literally murders a goaltender with an nuclear slapshot. [Days of Y'Orr]