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• Puck Buddy Eric "NBYR34" sent over the image above: "I don't know what's more interesting — the fact that Chris Drury(notes) was at tonight's NYY game against Philly, or that the cameras were on him for over 30 seconds and the YES announcers didn't even mention him, i.e. 'And Rangers captain Chris Drury is in attendance with his family'. Completely blew him off and went on about the trivia question at the bottom. Insert joke about it taking his annual salary to actually afford NYY lower bowl tickets here..."

• If you haven't read it: Y! Sports NHL editor Sam McCaig ranks the top-50 free agents (OK, 49 with Bertuzzi signing). [Y! Sports]

• Our friends at SB Nation have their annual team-by-team, blog-by-blog mock draft going. Check it out, follow along. [SB Nation]

Sean Avery(notes) and his girlfriend. Oh, the pressure this poor girl must feel to dress appropriately. [NY Rangers Blog]

Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon may have both Nathan Horton(notes) and Stephen Weiss(notes) on the block; would the Edmonton Oilers make a pitch for either of them? And is trading Weiss just nuts for the Panthers? [Copper & Blue]

• Steve Yzerman talks about contracts for Steven Stamkos(notes), Victor Hedman(notes) and specifically about Marty St. Louis: "They want to make a deal that makes sense for them and I have to make a deal that makes sense for us. So we have some time to get it done, but it's a definite priority for me." [Lightning Strikes]

• Great news: Matt Brown, a high-school player paralyzed during a game, stood up with the help of physical therapists this week. [Boston Herald]

• More Down Goes Brown brilliance: The Toronto Maple Leafs' Real Sports Bar & Grille "menu." Sample item: The Mats Sundin(notes), which is "one giant Swedish meatball surrounded by a never-ending supply of terrible wings." [DGB]

• "Personally, I don't think Lindros deserves to be elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. I'm not sure he belongs there, at all." [QMI]

• YouTube fight legend Nasty Mirasty is a little lighter and a lot more excited about hockey now that he's a member of the Anaheim Ducks organization. [Syracuse.com]

• Making the case for the Sharks to re-sign Devin Setoguchi(notes). [Fear The Fin]

• Why Evgeni Nabokov(notes) has San Jose Sharks fans puzzled regarding his future, his cap hit and whether the team can still be as successful without him. [From The Rink]

• Ice Edge, facing a financing deadline on Friday with the City of Glendale, met with Gary Bettman this week to talk more about ownership of the Phoenix Coyotes and, we assume, to trade its favorite DoanFace Photoshops. [Arizona Republic]

• You can relive the 2010 Stanley Cup victory for the Chicago Blackhawks and their celebration on Saturday on the NHL Network all day long. Or as Flyers fans call it, "Oh, look, an "ALF" marathon on TV Land. I'll watch that instead." [NHL]

• Coach Q takes Stanley to a children's hospital. [Sun Times]

• Shop NHL is keeping the cardboard box industry in business. [@Brewtownandy]

• Your New York Rangers preseason schedule. Come see the stars of today attempt to keep down the third liners of tomorrow. [Blueshirt Banter]

• Is this the end of Derek Boogaard(notes) with the Wild? "The next time the Boogeyman uses a hockey player's face as a punching bag, he might be doing so wearing a different uniform." [Star Tribune]

• The Nashville Predators and Francis Bouillon(notes) have agreed on a new two-year deal; does this pave the way for David Poile to trade Dan Hamhuis's(notes) UFA rights before the Frenzy? [Section 303]

• Pierre LeBrun on the massive amount of goalies in play during free agency: Find a home quickly, sirs. [ESPN]

• Miracle on Ice player and 10-year assistant coach Mike Ramsey steps down for the Minnesota Wild. [Wild, and Todd Richards responds]

• What is it with Minnesota Wild fans and James Sheppard(notes)? Why did Hockey Wilderness have to call in Dr. Phil when he was re-signed? And why did Kent have to talk them off a collective ledge? [Five Hole Fanatics]

• Fear not, fair citizens: Malkin To The Kings is on the Fisherwood wedding beat and is out to snuff out the falsehoods! [QMI]

• Dave Andreychuk and Phil Esposito bring the Lightning to the people. [Raw Charge]

• For the first time ever, the AHL will have 30 teams in its league. Sadly, none of them named the Iowa Chops. [Grand Rapids Press]

• Finally, here's Playboy's ''Girls Next Door'' co-star Bridget Marquardt talking with Eliott Harris about being a partial season-ticket holder to the Los Angeles Kings, jumping on the Chicago Blackhawks ... uh, bandwagon, and whether Hef likes hockey. (Answer: No. Not enough scoring, we're guessing.)

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