Salary arbitration schedule; Kovalchuk’s tax savings; Holmgren on the hot seat? (Puck Headlines)

Harrison Mooney
July 16, 2013

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.

• Chris Chelios and son, which, saying it, is the name of a TV show I would totally watch.

• Here's the 2013-14 salary arbitration schedule. Sam Gagner goes first, which is good, since his stands to be the most interesting. Also: wondering why Kevin Cheveldayoff isn't returning your calls? He's very busy, with five hearings in the next two weeks. Winnipeg should be a happy place next year. Update: four hearings now. Eric Tangradi's been signed. [NHLPA]

• Ilya Kovalchuk is going to be taking home even more money than it looks like in Russia. He'll also save $3.6 million in income taxes. [NTU]

• Does Ron Hextall want Paul Holmgren's job? I would. Any job that pays that well and is that tough to get fired from is one I covet. [Broad Street Hockey]

• The Florida Panthers have extended Jakob Markstrom for two more years. [Miami Herald]

• The Carolina Hurricanes have signed Jared Staal to a one-year, two-way deal. [Hurricanes]

• Meet Bill Dutton, a Vancouver Island resident who fulfilled a lifelong dream to own an NHL team by being one of the 10 buyers involved in the purchase of the Phoenix Coyotes. [Times Colonist]

• Seven guys on new teams to avoid, from a fantasy perspective. [Dobber Hockey]

• One thing Garth Snow can't find in the bargain bin: a good goalie. I maintain that this is a curse brought on by angering the hockey goalie gods -- a vengeful subset of the hockey pantheon -- with the DiPietro contract and his weird, sudden move from backup goalie to GM. [Backhand Shelf]

• Great feature here by Tim Sullivan on Seth Jones. [SB Nation]

• Bought out by the Edmonton Oilers, Eric Belanger will pick up his hockey career in the KHL. [Edmonton Journal]

• The Bruins fired their longtime director of amateur scouting. Odd, that. [The Hockey News]

• The new General Manager of the USHL's Muskegon Lumberjacks is none other than John Vanbiesbrouck. [USHL]

• Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of the Aurora shootings, and the death of Jessica Ghawi. [USA Today]

• I love advanced stats posts, and I especially love advanced stats posts with off-puttingly geeked-out titles. This one is called "The two sides of standardizing hockey nomenclature". [Hockey Analysis]

• Can goalies control the number of rebounds they allow? [NHL Numbers]

• The Iowa Wild are looking for a mascot. I'm thinking a forest with legs. Figure that out. [First Round Bust]

• Finally, here's Wayne Simmonds hosting the 2nd annual Wayne's Road Hockey Warriors Charity in Scarborough with some of his NHL pals: