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Zach Parise leads July jersey sales; Jamison’s Coyotes bid back on; Chris Kreider for Calder? (Puck Headlines)

Sean Leahy
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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.

• As the Canada-Russia Challenge in Yaroslavl begins Thursday (Canada took Game 1, 3-2), the two teams took time out of their preparation this week to visit a memorial dedicated to those lost in the Lokomotiv plane crash. The final person to lay a flower beneath the wall was Byron McCrimmon, Brad's father.

• Your top selling jerseys from the NHL online store for the month of July: 1. Zach Parise, 2. Ryan Callahan, 3. Claude Giroux, 4. Anze Kopitar, 5. Jon Quick, 6. Mike Richards, 7. Drew Doughty, 8. Sidney Crosby, 9. Alex Ovechkin, 10. Jonathan Toews. Check out the rest of the top 20.

• Lanny McDonald, Bryan McCabe and Gary Roberts have been added to the Maple Leafs squad for the Winter Classic alumni game. Paul Coffey, Mathieu Dandenault and Martin LaPointe will join the Red Wings team. McCabe's inclusion means Detroit will begin with a 1-0 lead. [Leafs]

• The Red Wings missed out on Ryan Suter and Shea Weber but apparently have set their sights on Calgary Flames blue liner Jay Bouwmeester. [MLive]

• George Malik isn't printing up J-Bouw jerseys just yet: "But given the uncertainty surrounding the CBA, we should all assume that these discussions are taking place as part of a very slow but steady and persistent attempt to improve the Wings' roster while every GM sits on his hands waiting to see what the hell's going to happen between the NHL and NHLPA over the course of the next five-and-a-half weeks." [Malik Report]

• Last week's update on Greg Jamison's bid to purchase the Phoenix Coyotes: "He's short!" This week's update on Greg Jamison's bid to purchase the Phoenix Coyotes: "He's found the money!" And the dance continues... [Phoenix Business Journal]

• NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr Thursday on the revenue sharing conversation with the NHL? "There is a meaningful gulf." Well then. The PA's counterproposal is expected when the two sides meet on Tuesday. [@KatieStrangESPN]

• How will Jeff Skinner's new deal affect negotiations for an extension with Jamie Benn? [Heika]

• Why it was wise for Carolina to sign Skinner to an extension now. [Sunbelt Hockey Journal]

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• This is the cake made for Jonathan Quick by Carlo's Bakery from Cake Boss for his day with the Stanley Cup earlier this month. How much frosting was needed for Dustin Penner's beard? [NHL on Facebook]

• Bourne has five reasons why Chris Kreider of the New York Rangers will win the Calder Trophy next season. What say you? [Backhand Shelf]

• Nick Curley's quest to skate "100 Miles for Danny" has reached Mile 35 with a little help from Brett Lebda, according to his mom. They're close to the $6,000 mark in fundraising for the Danny Did Foundation and every donor has received a personalized card from Nick himself, including our pal SkinnyFish. [PPP]

• The Philadelphia Flyers re-stocked their defense corps by signing Marc-Andre Bourdon to a two-year, $1.225 million deal. [CSN Philly]

• Finally, EA Sports released another update video for the upcoming NHL 13, featuring an overhauled presentation of the game:

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