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Youth hockey coach trips players on handshake line; NHLPA names names; Sean Avery update (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.

• From our youth sports Yahoo! Sports buddies at Prep Rally, here's UBC coach Martin Tremblay sticking out his foot during the handshake line, tripping two players and causing one of them to break his wrist. More from Buzzing The Net here.

• Ken Hitchcock gets extended. No, not his pants, his contract! [Blues]

• The NHLPA maps out its strategy. Said Jamal Mayers: "We made a lot of huge concessions last time and certainly there are going to be issues that arise. The league for the last seven years has seen revenues grow. I'm sure they'll have their angle on things. My hope is that we can get a deal done. Like all things, it always takes time and pressure for things to happen." [Chicago Tribune]

• Your NHLPA negotiating committee: Craig Adams (Pittsburgh Penguins); Adrian Aucoin (Phoenix Coyotes); Alex Auld (Ottawa Senators); David Backes (St. Louis Blues); Marty Biron (New York Rangers); Brad Boyes (Buffalo Sabres); Chris Campoli (Montreal Canadiens); B.J. Crombeen (St. Louis Blues); Mathieu Darche (Montreal Canadiens); Rick DiPietro (New York Islanders); Shane Doan (Phoenix Coyotes); Brandon Dubinsky (New York Rangers); Ruslan Fedotenko (New York Rangers); Alex Goligoski (Dallas Stars); Ron Hainsey (Winnipeg Jets); Scott Hartnell (Philadelphia Flyers); Jamie Langenbrunner (St. Louis Blues); Manny Malhotra (Vancouver Canucks); Steve Montador (Chicago Blackhawks); Dominic Moore (San Jose Sharks); Brendan Morrison (Chicago Blackhawks); Douglas Murray (San Jose Sharks); George Parros (Anaheim Ducks); Chris Phillips (Ottawa Senators); Cory Schneider (Vancouver Canucks); John Tavares (New York Islanders); Shea Weber (Nashville Predators); Kevin Westgarth (Los Angeles Kings); Dan Winnik (San Jose Sharks); James Wisniewski (Columbus Blue Jackets); Henrik Zetterberg (Detroit Red Wings).

• Here's a look at some of the biggest trades ever to go down in the offseason. Wonder how the Internet would have handled the Chelios/Savard deal? [THN]

• What Cody Eakin will means to the Dallas Stars. [Stars]

• Looking at Cory Schneider as a potential Vancouver Canucks starter. [Nucks Misconduct]

• The New York Islanders announced today that Brent Thompson has officially been named an assistant coach. [Isles]

• Good piece on Alexander Khokhlachev heading to the KHL and what it means for the Boston Bruins. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]

• Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenseman Brendan Mikkelson to a one-year, one-way contract. [Lightning]

• The ESPN Body Issue is coming out soon. The main NHL representative? Brad Richards of the New York Rangers. No word if Avery's taking the photos. Speaking of which… [ESPN]

• Via Katie Strang: "Sean Avery still plans on retiring. Told me he has 'no interest' in testing market, just hasn't had time to file retirement papers yet" [@KatieStrangESPN]

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