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Here are your Morning(-ish) 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.

• Remember: Rumors chat at 1 p.m. EDT.

Anaheim Ducks goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere said he "would be so pissed off" if his coach replaced him with a backup for the shootout, so there's no telling how Vesa Toskala is really feeling today after watching Curtis Joseph play like a 41 year old in the skills competition last night for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Damien Cox climbs into Coach Ron Wilson's mind, and decides that he's just trying to reinforce his message that no one's entitled to anything in Toronto. Evidently, that includes wins. [Toronto Star]

• Neate Sager, meanwhile, has "Top 10 reasons why Toronto Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson put Curtis Joseph in goal for the shootout." Chuckle-worthy: "5. Figured regular goalie Vesa Toskala would let Anaheim's Teemu Selanne score, since everyone knows those Finns are in cahoots." [Epic Carnival]

• Welcome to the blogosphere, former New York Rangers GM Neil Smith, who takes us behind closed doors at NHL general managers meetings. [Toronto Sports Media]

• Disney on Ice forces the cancellation of a minor league hockey game. Man, that's just goof ... forget it. We don't want this turning into a Mickey Mouse organi ... dammit. [Hockey Herald]

• We've been taking a bizarre amount of heat behind the scenes for referring to the New York Islanders' Blog Box as "a gimmick" in our coverage of the Edmonton Oilers v. blogger fiasco. To the point where a writer from Newsday reached out and asked for an explanation. So we gave him one. [Newsday]

• The Rangers place Patrick Rissmiller on waivers. [North Jersey]

• An interesting look at the NHL's amazing crop of rookie defensemen, and who should stay and who should be demoted for more seasoning. [THN]

• The Buffalo Sabres will miss defenseman Craig Rivet for at least two weeks after knee surgery. [Buffalo News]

Martin Brodeur compares Sean Avery to Claude Lemieux, which can be taken about 10,000 different ways. [NY Post]

• Finally, the most important find of the day ... well, other than the dildos: Your How to Play Floor Hockey Instructional Video:

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