Thu Jul 31 05:45pm 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.
• There seems to be a small, nearly undetectable error in the "Mike Richter New York Rangers NHL Alumni T-Shirt" being sold on Amazon. Friend of Puck Daddy Matt Szymczak hipped us to it, and No Regard considers it a Really Stupid Marketing Error. For the record, John Vanbiesbrouck was the Rangers goalie in the Eric Lindros trade with Quebec. Also for the record: The same company's Dino Ciccarelli/North Stars T-shirt is epic.
• Former Colorado Avalanche coach Joel Quenneville is taking a year off, and he's means it: Taking his name out of consideration for the New York Islanders job. A Newsday poll lists the current candidates as Bob Hartley, Paul Maurice, John Tortorella, Bryan Trottier, Quenneville, Gerard Gallant, Scott Gordon and Mike Sullivan; Torts leads, and Coach Q was second. Mike Sullivan was dead-ass last. [Newsday]
• Potential ESPN/Barry Melrose replacements, from Elisha Cuthbert to Kurt Russell as Herb Brooks. [The Money Shot]
• Former Los Angeles Kings coach Marc Crawford is hired by Hockey Night in Canada; the KB eagerly awaits his promised Web column, which hopefully will include some handy hair care tips. [Orland Kurtenblog]
• Jim Kyte played 598 NHL games and was legally deaf. A pretty terrific story. [THN]
• Exploring Buffalo Sabres defenseman Craig Rivet's displeasure with his trade from San Jose, and why hockey players have a low opinion of Buffalo in general. Hint: Millionaires are allergic to boarded up businesses. [Sabretooth's House]
• Finally, The White Stripes meet the Hanson Brothers in a video tribute. Put the foil on at the Hotel Yorba. Fact: All three Hansons are better drummers than Meg.