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Wings after Colaiacovo; Zetterberg brought snacks; Jeff Carter, giant (Puck Headlines)

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• Jeff Carter's day with the Cup included a trip down memory lane. But he went one step further than just going to the rink he played at as a child. He also donned the jersey he wore as a child. Either that, or he's holding up the giant Stanley Cup fountain from Times Square and he recently became a giant.

• Also living in the past: Jeff Carter's Dad, whose place is decorated like he's still a twenty-something bachelor. [Reddit Hockey]

• Henrik Zetterberg's second love is apparently confectioning. He has Royal Swedish Snowball treats, and guess what: He brought enough for everybody! [Freep]

• Terry Pegula has shown that he will not be outbid when it comes to free agents he wants. Whether that's good or bad is up for debate, but hey. [Buffalo Wins]

• The Red Wings have offered Carlo Colaiacovo a two-year deal. [MLive]

• George McPhee didn't expect Dale Hunter to play so defensively. He goes on to say he prefers to leave coaches alone, perhaps due to a fear of more unexpected defensiveness? [SB Nation]

• Congratulations to On the Forecheck for being named the third-best blog in Nashville. Watch your ass, Style Blueprint. [On the Forecheck]

• Meanwhile, in other labor strife, Taylor Hall, on why junior hockey players need a union: "I had a great time [with the Windsor Spitfires] and can't say enough good things about them, but I was making $44 a week. It is a little bit unfair." [Calgary Herald]

• Hockey's most arbitrary mainstream statistic is: assists. Also pretty inconsequential: goals. [Backhand Shelf]

• Vancouver's Green Men are finalists to be entered into the inaugural class for the Hall of Fame For Fans. Go vote for Force and Sully if you feel so inclined. Or vote for Bart U. He's a Buffalo Bills fan, so that poor guy's got nothing else. [Hall of Fans]

• Joe Thornton demonstrates his hard-earned ability to lose gracefully. On what happened versus the Blues in last year's playoffs: "They were just a better team. Flat out, they were just a better team than us last year." [CSN Bay Area]

• Did you know Taylor Hall is a minus-12 through two seasons in Edmonton? Therefore he sucks. [Hockey Wilderness]

• Everything you need to know abut NHL 13. [Hooked on Hockey]

• Which departing player will the Toronto Maple Leafs miss most? [The Hockey Writers]

• Which Ottawa Senators forward is most likely to be traded? [Silver Seven Sens]

• Michal Neuvirth chats with Mike Vogel about a number of things, including how recent quotes about Braden Holtby's challenger status were lost in translation.

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