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Sutter, Hitch kick it old-school; Sharks’ ownership statement; Lindsay nominees (Puck Headlines)

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• The LA Kings' Twitter account wins again. [Reddit]

• A snippet from the intriguing statement released by San Jose Sharks' ownership Monday: "The on-ice results of our team this season are not acceptable to our fans, our organization or our ownership group ... The ownership group has confidence that Doug will make the necessary changes to ensure our club remains among the NHL's elite franchises." [Working the Corners]

Henrik Lundqvist, Evgeni Malkin and Steven Stamkos are this year's Ted Lindsay Award finalists. [TSN]

• Noah kicks off the "B****, I'm playing hockey'" meme, inspired by this post. Moar plz. [Writing a Tunnel]

• On Ken Hitchcock and Brent Sutter, a couple coaches kickin' it old-school. [STL Today]

• Larry Brooks asks why John Tortorella is shortening his bench so early into what could be a long, grueling playoff run. [NY Post]

• The CBC does a report on Roberto Luongo's suspected secret Twitter account. It proves nothing, although it does get elicit a funny tweet from the account. [PITB]

• Ellen Etchingham weighs in on Radulov and Kostitsyn's one-game suspensions: "Is winning so cheap that it's worth sacrificing over of strongly held moral stance on the issue of bedtimes?" [Backhand Shelf]

• This mouthpiece reduces stress and hastens recovery. Hockey players should use it. [Wired]

• Great piece on the trouble Russians and women have overcoming stereotypes in North American hockey community. "What I realized is that in the world of hockey fandom women are like Russians. We are a minority group that are battling everyday against the weight of oppressive and offensive stereotypes. A Canadian coasts on a few shifts and he's 'having an off night'. A Russian coasts and he's 'lazy and not living up to his potential.' In hockey fandom misogynist insults are common and women are dumb puck bunnies until proven otherwise." [Not Another Hockey Blog]

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• Solid Don Draper shop job here. [The Royal Half]

• Here's an uncomfortable question: Are big-ticket players ever worth it? Conrad Amenta makes an argument for playing some serious hardball with Erik Karlsson. [Welcome to Your Karlsson Years]

• A Chicago Blackhawks offseason wishlist. [Hockee Night]

• What happened to the Bruins forwards in their series with the Washington Capitals, and will this minuscule sample size against a hot goalie playing in front of a stifling defensive system necessitate any changes? [Enterprise News]

• Brian Boyle, on his first game back from concussion: "I stunk. I didn't really do anything and then I was a pretty big reason they scored their third goal." [Newsday]

• Another group will take a run at the Guinness world record for the longest hockey game, attempting to break the record set last September by a group of women in Burnaby, BC. [Calgary Herald]

• Dale Hunter is winning over his players. "It's hard to argue when we're winning hockey games," forward Jason Chimera said. "A lot of guys, their ice time has gone down, but we're winning hockey games. You can't argue with that." [Slam]

• Can the Danes improve on their surprise eighth-place finish at the 2010 Worlds this year? [Copenhagen Post]

• Via Emily, here's "Because it's the Cup" parody, "Because it's the Red Solo Cup."

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