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Vanek on Sabres’ rebuild; Blues re-sign Allen; Patrick Burke on Sochi (Puck Headlines)

Harrison Mooney
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• It's been razed, but the legacy of Pittsburgh's Civic Arena, a.k.a. the Igloo lives on. Want to own a piece of it? How about the sign? It can be yours for $40,000. [eBay]

Thomas Vanek is preparing as though he's going back to Buffalo, although he doesn't sound stoked to be part of a rebuild. "Not the best-case scenario for me but at the same time, there's a lot of good young players and hopefully we picked the right ones." [WKBW]

• Two more years for the St. Louis Blues and Jake Allen. [Blues]

• Speaking of goalies, if you missed it last week, Henrik Lundqvist talks goalie gear changes, and why the league's netminders would like to know what they are right the heck now, so they can get used to them for September. [InGoal]

• Patrick Burke writes a smart and important piece about why YCP won't be boycotting Sochi. [Buzzfeed]

Roberto Luongo has changed agents. Why? Considering he has a lifetime contract, one wonders why he'd ever need another agent again, unless he thinks the new guy can help him get out from under that contract or the team he signed it with? This thing just keeps going. [Sportsnet]

• Justin Bourne on the differences between playing on NHL ice and Olympic ice. Spoiler: the bigger one means more space. [Backhand Shelf]

• Canada's Olympic gold medal odds? 9/4. USA's Olympic gold medal odds? 6/1. Suck on that, America (although I'd take that bet). [Bovada]

• Great story here about Josh Sweeney, a wounded marine now carving out a name for himself in sledge hockey. [ABC News]

• Cindy Curley, Bill Guerin, Peter Karmanos, Jr., Ron Mason and Doug Weight have been selected to the United States Hockey Hall of Fame as the Class of 2013. [US Hockey Hall of Fame]

• Get in on this raffle in benefit of Hockey Kicks Cancer. [Jobberdy]

• Daniel Carcillo will be wearing no. 17 for the Kings. This is an affront to history! [The Royal Half]

• After serving his four-mouth suspension for violating player-benefit regulations, Portland Winterhawks GM-head coach Mike Johnston is eager to get back to coaching. [Buzzing the Net]

• With his change of scenery, Cal Clutterbuck could be a fantasy sleeper pick this year. [Dobber Hockey]

• ESPN announces another round of 30 for 30 documentaries, one of which will be "Big Shot", about the scandal involving John Spano's attempted purchase of the Islanders in 1996. It will be directed by Kevin Connolly. [Awful Announcing]

• Examining the Florida Panthers' hilariously low season ticket prices through the eyes of an Ottawa Senators fan. [Welcome to Your Karlsson Years]

• WOWY is a fancy stat. Learn about it. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]

• When it comes to producing prospects, the QMJHL is coming on strong. [NHL Numbers]

• Steven Stamkos is pretty strong. Here he is performing a 500 lbs Trap Bar deadlift at Gary Roberts' place.

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