Tue Jul 19 03:15pm EDT
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.
• Late entry after the Bruins Photoshop Contest deadline, but worth a glimpse. From Paul Steckel.
• Multiple sources reporting that Pete DeBoer, former Florida Panthers coach, will be the next head coach of the New Jersey Devils. Our analysis forthcoming. It may just focus on the new Devils coach having "bore" in his name.
• Are Brandon Dubinsky(notes) and the New York Rangers headed to arbitration? According to Jesse Spector, the issue in their contract impasse is years and not money: "The fact that they continue to talk is a positive sign that both sides still would like to avoid the inherent nastiness of arbitration, where management is forced to downplay a player's importance in the fight to keep the wage bill down." [Blueshirt Blog]
• Lowetide on the signing: "As an aside, if Steve Tambellini had signed this contract, I suspect Oiler Nation would be rushing to the internet to express their displeasure at the signing. Agreed?" [Lowetide]
• "The Ducks and newly-acquired center Andrew Cogliano(notes) will avoid arbitration after agreeing Tuesday on a three-year contract worth $7.17 million." Now, is there money left over for a winger that can win a faceoff for him? [Ducks Blog]
• The top 10 most unrealistic sports scenes in movie history. Nothing from the Mighty Ducks makes the cut, somewhat miraculously. [Midwest Sports Fans]
• Interesting take from Blake Wheeler(notes), who just re-upped with the Winnipeg Jets to avoid arbitration, on the Boston Bruins' Cup run: "I wasn't necessarily cheering for them, but I wasn't cheering against them. I've played with all those guys so I was definitely happy to see them succeed and come through and win -- I knew they were definitely capable of it. But it definitely hurt to not be a part of it." [NHL.com]
• Looking at the Boston Bruins' chances to repeat as Stanley Cup champions. [HOTH]
• The Philadelphia Flyers are going to carry $1.4 million in bonuses on the cap next season. From Travis Hughes: "In other words, just look at it like there's $1.4 million being paid to a player not on the roster this year. Suddenly, just when it seemed like the Flyers were rolling around in some (relatively) roomy cap space, they're now right back under the gun with just $175,239 available." [Broad Street Hockey]
• On open letter to Stan Bowman from Second City Hockey: "So well done Stan, I think for the most part you've made Hawks fans very excited about the upcoming season. That's all you can do in the summer. Anyway, take a break. You've earned it. We'll talk again in the fall." [SCC]
• The winners and losers of NCAA realignment. [TCHB]
• Great to know Toronto still has Crabbs. [CBC]
• Finally, it's Montreal Canadiens legend Doug Harvey in a priceless 1960 slot hockey commercial.