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Stanley Cup shot tray; Gerbe, Gilbert bought out; Bruins rethinking Jagr? (Puck Headlines)

Harrison Mooney
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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.

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• A day after winning the Stanley Cup, the Chicago Blackhawks took it to Rockit Bar and Grill and used it as a shot tray. As one does.

• The Minnesota Wild buy out Tom Gilbert. [Wild]

• Ditto for Nathan Gerbe and the Buffalo Sabres. [Buffalo News]

• Even though his no-trade clause has kicked in and Keith Ballard's being bought out, the Canucks are still trying to move Alex Edler. [The Province]

• Damien Cox on how Vincent Lecavalier's buyout makes the NHLPA look bad after the lockout. [Toronto Star]

• Great article on Rick DiPietro's buyout, which digs up this quote I just love from his demotion last year. “I’ve come full circle. I think about all the things in my life that are important, giving me a clearer vision of how lucky I am and how fortunate I am to have had the opportunities I have had. I can tell the stories: you name it, I’ve been through it. When it rains, it pours, and it has poured on me for a while.” [NY Times]

• With Nathan Horton apparently heading to free agency, the Boston Bruins are rethinking their decision to let Jaromir Jagr go. [NESN]

• The perfect landing spot for Ilya Bryzgalov, according to Allan Muir? Calgary. [Sports Illustrated]

• On the Washington Capitals and building through the draft. [Japers' Rink]

• After watching her son, a goaltender, get beaten -- like, physically -- this mother is wondering why hockey allows fighting. [CBC]

• Jo Innes on Patrice Bergeron's body, which is just a mess. [Backhand Shelf]

• The St. Louis Blues sign Jordan Leopold to a two-year, $4.5 million contract. [TSN]

Pavel Datsyuk on his future, and his dream of finishing his career in Russia. "“I played one game there last year and lots of people came to cheer and support me. I would be great to come back and help them win too.” [IIHF]

• Tuukka Rask's extension is coming, and it sounds like a doozy: eight years, 56 million. [Elliotte Friedman]

• This Roberto Luongo tribute video is pretty excellent. Maybe the Canucks should play it for him on their next visit? [PITB]

• Devan Dubnyk appears to be in denial about the Edmonton Oilers' search for a goaltender: "It’s a little surprising to me. To my eyes I can’t see a reason for it." [Edmonton Journal]

• And finally, the Oilers say goodbye to iconic anthem singer Paul Lorieau, who passed away Tuesday. Here's his anthem from the 2006 Stanley Cup Final. [Oilers]

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