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St. Louis-Yzerman; Berube, refs disagree; Obama owes Harper beer (Puck Headlines)

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• Sochi bathrooms strike again! US Sled Hockey goalie Steve Cash gets stuck in bathroom. Good old American ingenuity gets him out. [CBS Sports]

• Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik met with Martin St. Louis twice prior to trade in an effort to get him to stay with the organization. [Tampa Tribune]

• Worst kept secret in hockey: St. Louis and Steve Yzerman had a difficult relationship. [Tampa Bay Times]

• Craig Berube believes the Flyers aren't getting any respect from the officials, but he doesn't want to complain about it. Instead he actively disagrees to reporters about recent calls against the team. [Philadelphia Inquirer]

• Script pitch for the show Scandal: The President has yet to make good on his beer bet with the Canadian Prime Minister. This has international incident written all over it. However, being the trusting, polite Canadian he is, Prime Minister Stephen Harper believes President Barack Obama is good for it. [Chicago Tribune]

• Stop me if you've heard this one before: the Boston Bruins had a deal done in principle on deadline day and it fell through. [CSNNE]

• The New York Islanders are not happy being the butt of jokes, you guys. [Newsday]

• Help is on the way, Capitals fans! Evgeny Kuznetsov terminated his deal with the KHL and is winging his way to DC. [ProHockey Talk]

• Are the Canucks playing to get Torts fired? [The Province]

• If you've got an extra $3K (USD) hanging around, buy your own customized bubble hockey table. [Wired]

• Think the Anaheim Ducks screwed up by trading Dustin Penner before locking up the trade for Ryan Kesler? Put all the facts together and it might change your mind. [Anaheim Calling]

• Players and front-office staff of the St. Louis Chill minor hockey league team showed up at a bowling alley for a charity event and left with a nasty stomach virus. It was so bad the team had to go out and sign random players to play in the Chill's game against the Arizona Sundogs. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]

• Hours before he was to lead Grandville High School in the semi-finals of the Michigan High School Athletic Association hockey tournament, co-captain Ryan Fischer passed away due to unknown causes. His family requested the game still be played. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. [MLive]

• The LA Kings are changing lives by sponsoring sled hockey clubs across Southern California. [Fox Sports West]

• Italian sledge hockey player Igor Stella has been suspended from the Paralympics due to testing positive for anabolic steroids. Stella claims the positive test comes from a cream used to treat bed sores. [EuroNews]

• The great philosopher Uncle Jessie said it best, "HAVE MERCY!" I believe he's referring to Connor McDavid in this clip:

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