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Totally rad 1980s-style NHL gear; Bobby Ryan, Alex Semin updates (Puck Headlines)

Greg Wyshynski
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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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Via Jessica Z., these shirts seen at the NHL Store are either totally rad or totally bogus.

• The Bobby Ryan sweepstakes, according to Malkin To The Kings: The Philadelphia Flyers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Pittsburgh Penguins, Detroit Red Wings, Tampa Bay Lightning and Ottawa Senators. [Ottawa Sun]

• Keaton Ellerby gets a 1-year, 1-way deal from the Florida Panthers. Meanwile, on the Kris Versteeg front: "Tallon made it clear that Kris Versteeg filing for salary arbitration yesterday only means that the Panthers timetable to wrap him up is a tad shorter. He reiterated that he expects Versteeg to be a Panther for a long time." [Sun Sentinel]

• LeBrun and Burnside on Ken Holland's next step for the Detroit Red Wings. [ESPN]

• Bobby Holik thinks the next step should be Shea Weber: "Detroit should trade for Weber. They are not looking to replace Lidstrom, but they need to fill the void created by his retirement. Mike Illitch could sign Weber to a 10-15 year 120 million dollar contract, and it would be worth it for Detroit to do it. It would not be worth it to Nashville." [Holik on Hockey]

• Chris Lund on Alex Semin, who "nobody" wants: "Semin's alleged personality problems are pronounced. His work ethic has been questioned repeatedly, he has been accused of undermining coaches, he slacks off on defense. Pierre McGuire may or may not have had time to take a breath during the public floggings he leads any time he has a microphone near his face. " [Backhand Shelf]

• OK, the Carolina Hurricanes might take'em. [News and Observer]

• Nick Foligno signs a three-year contract, $9.15 million contract with the Blue Jackets, who acquired him from the Ottawa Senators. [Puck-Rakers]

• It took a thin-as-rice-paper free agent market, but the Calgary Flames are fielding offers that might lead to Jay Bouwmeester being traded. [THN]

• Interesting piece on the "Hockey Hall of Fame and the Politics of Hockey Legacy", with a focus on Pavel Bure's induction. [Hockey In Society]

• Inspiring story on Michael Houser, a 19-year-old Florida Panthers camp invitee born with bilateral club feet. How do you not root for this kid? [The Rat Trick]

• A new hockey reality show featuring Aboriginal players. [Ottawa Citizen]

• Gary Roberts is going to whip those young Dallas Stars players into shape. [Dallas Stars Blog]

• The Rick Nash case for the San Jose Sharks. [Five Minutes for Fighting]

• Darren Pang chooses to remain one of the voices of the St. Louis Blues rather than sign with TSN full time. [Post-Dispatch]

• A Minnesota Wild blog responds to Lambert and others that have turned a critical eye on the team's future as a contender. [First Round Bust]

• The Phoenix Coyotes have signed restricted free agent forward Kyle Chipchura to a one-year contract. [NHL]

• In celebration of the Dallas Stars' plan to rebuild without tanking: "That phrase is the key for rebuilding without tanking. You don't need 1-1 picks for four drafts in a row to build a team. Draft and develop your prospects then give them a structured positive environment where they are given ample opportunities to prove their worth. The Stars have executed that plan almost flawlessly this offseason. It should be fascinating to see how it all plays out." [NHL Numbers]

• Has Kaspars Daugavins's arbitration decision hastened his exit from the Ottawa Senators? [Silver Sevens]

• A good look at Sam Gagner's arbitration case for the Edmonton Oilers. [Copper and Blue]

• Nerd Alert: The great stats battle between Tyler Dellow and David Staples continues. [Mc79Hockey]

• The Troll Power Rankings. Congrats to the Detroit Red Wings. Or something. [Winging It]

• Finally, here are Brian Haberkorn and Matt Gajtka, attempting to extend the Muskegon Lumberjacks $200 season ticket deal through many blown takes.

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