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Jovo bought out; Reimer requests trade; free agency scuttlebutt (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.

• Sean Avery: not the biggest fan of Nashville, apparently.

James Reimer has requested to be dealt away from the Leafs. [Sportsnet]

• One day after the Florida Panthers drafted defenseman Aaron Ekblad, news came out that the team will placing the veteran and idol of the no. 1 pick on buy out waivers. [Panther Parkway]

• As the Boston Bruins try and figure out an extension with Jarome Iginla, the Minnesota Wild appear ready to target the 36-year old in free agency. [Star Tribune

• “Not a fit” is how Nashville Predators GM David Poile described Michael Del Zotto, so the defenseman and pending RFA will be moving on in some fashion. [Tennessean]

• Now that Christian Ehrhoff is free from Buffalo, would he be a fit with the Detroit Red Wings? []

• What’s the fantasy hockey spin on Sam Gagner moving to Tampa for Teddy Purcell? [Dobber Hockey

• The Ryan Kesler trade proves Jim Benning is willing to lose a deal to win it, which is more than can be said for his precedessor. [Pass it to Bulis]

• Why Jim Rutherford doesn’t care if he didn’t get the best return for James Neal. [The Hockey Writers

• Taking a closer look at the defense market this summer and who’s worth it and who’s not. [Japers’ Rink

• It was a pretty good weekend for alums of the Skillz Black Aces. [Color of Hockey]

• The Philadelphia Flyers just acquired R.J. Umberger, so why not buy him out for the cap relief? [Daily News]

• What will life be like in Portland for the Winterhawks now that Mike Johnston has moved on to the Pittsburgh Penguins? [Buzzing the Net

• Finally, if you’ve ever wondered what life is like for an NHL draft pick once they leave the stage, here’s what Detroit Red Wings first round selection Brendan Larkin went through Friday in Philadelphia:

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