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. . @PKSubban1 @canadiensmtl is not only the best black player in #hockey , he might be the best player. What an incredible talent! — Larry King (@kingsthings) July 31, 2014 • Hopefully P.K. Subban’s agent submits this as part of his arbitration case Friday, should things get that far. • Will the $5.25 million salary arbitration offer the Montreal Canadiens submitted for Subban be remembered by the defenseman down the line? [ CBC ] • Meanwhile, Subban’s agent said he wasn’t instructed by his client to make him the league’s top-earning blue liner. [ PHT ] • The Philadelphia Flyers announced that John LeClair, Eric Desjardins and Eric Lindros will be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame this season. [ Flyers ] • Nick Spaling and the Pittsburgh Penguins avoid arbitration and agree to a two-year, $4.4 million deal. [ Penguins ] • Paul Stastny’s signing in St. Louis means the Blues have employed a trio of Stastny’s. [ Post-Dispatch ] • The Vancouver Canucks changing jerseys again? Can Johnny Canuck make it on the front of the jersey this time? [ Nucks Misconduct ] • Barry Trotz will put his stamp on the Washington Capitals forward group, thanks to the fact he’ll have some options to play with. [ Japers’ Rink ] • Paul Bissonnette on his uncertain future: "There's a stalemate right now where some are either at the cap, maybe a little bit below it or over it where they want to make moves, but teams are waiting. I find that one or two trades are going to spark more movement." [ Arizona Republic ] • How did the biggest trades from last season work out for each team? [ Grantland ] • An unofficial list of Ottawa Senators marketing slogans, including, “This Town Needs a REDnema.” [ Welcome to Your Karlsson Years ] • Kevin Hayes is going to hit the open market after failing to sign with the Chicago Blackhawks. Should the Vancouver Canucks get involved in the sweepstakes? [ Canucks Army ] • Kale Clague has a cool name and he’s also ready to make an impact with the WHL’s Brandon Wheat Kings. [ Buzzing the Net ] • Time’s running out for Max Reinhart to make an impact with the Calgary Flames. [ Flames Nation ] • Who’s the most frustrating player in fantasy hockey: Cam Ward or Mike Green? [ Dobber Hockey ] • What is the hottest logo in hockey? It’s a bit of a throwback. [ Hockey By Design ] • Finally, the NHL on FOX commercials from the 1990s are probably something we'll never see again:
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. Which #stanleycup tastes better? @HockeyHallFame @NHL @lakingspr pic.twitter.com/1Y32Eh200k — Philip Pritchard (@keeperofthecup) July 28, 2014 • Good question. Let's ask Hayden Panettiere . • The Winnipeg Jets have avoided arbitration with Michael Frolik, signing the winger to a one-year, $3.3 million deal. [ Jets ] • The Minnesota Wild and Justin Fontaine done the same and signed a two-year, $2 million deal. [ PHT ] • Sean McIndoe looks at the five biggest Forrest Gumps in hockey history -- the otherwise ordinary guys who stumbled into the sport's biggest moments. [ Grantland ] • The San Jose Sharks have had a troubling offseason, but even more troubling is that they've been unable to massage it for fans so it seems less troubling, which makes it double-troubling . [ Fear the Fin ] • Three on-ice situations where players need to change the way they think. [ The Score ] • Classic summer hockey story: The Ottawa Senators goaltending coach's neighbour's house burnt down. [ Ottawa Sun ] • How Mike Vernon set the stage for Patrick Roy's exit from Montreal. [ Habs EOTP ] • The first line of the 2014 All Good Contracts Team is basically just the first line of the Dallas Stars. Jim Nill is so good. [ Defending Big D ] • Seven rules the NHL needs to change right away. And here's a bonus eighth: there's currently nothing in the rulebook that says a giraffe can't play hockey. The league needs to close that loophole before the NHL is full of giraffes as teams try to get a leg up on the Boston Bruins. [ Puck Drunk Love ] • Former NHL blueliner Todd Gill has been hired as an assistant coach for the AHL's Adirondack Flames. [ Calgary Sun ] • The Leafs' offseason signings should give them a leg-up in the penalty-drawing department. [ Leafs Nation ] • James Reimer talks about his decision to come back, and battling for the no. 1 job a year after thinking things were through in Toronto. [ Toronto Star ] • Will the new backups in Dallas be able to give Kari Lehtonen a breather every now and then? [ Defending Big D ] • Is Jimmy Hayes worth seven figures yet? Nah. [ Panther Parkway ] • Have the Islanders done enough this summer to get back into the playoffs? [ The Checking Line ] • Which members of the Chicago Blackhawks are destined for the Hall of Fame? [ NBC Chicago ] • Wherein a Bruins fan has her office redecorated by Leafs fans. Clearly she's in Toronto, since she walks in with a Tim Hortons coffee, so this probably happens all the time. Video would have been better if she'd flown into a rage and started shouting "It was 4-1!" and throwing things.
When Helen Moser was born the NHL was still seven years away from being founded. It wasn’t until 1967 -- over 40 years after Moser immigrated to the United States from Germany -- that the Philadelphia Flyers entered the league and that she began following the sport and rooting for her hometown team. On Wednesday, Moser celebrated her 104th birthday with friends and family at the Wesley Enhanced Living retirement community in Upper Moreland, Pennsylvania. It wasn’t just any celebration. The party was Flyers-themed, with Moser and guests rocking sweaters of her favorite team. At one point during the party a special guest arrived: Bob “The Hound” Kelly, who played 10 years with the Flyers and was a member of their two Stanley Cup-winning teams in 1974 and 1975. Kelly delivered a cake and presented Moser with a Flyers jersey featuring her name and the number 104 on the back. Kelly then allowed Moser to try on one of his Stanley Cup rings, which moved her to tears: In May, Moser told the Bucks County Courier Times that she began following the sport because of its resemblance to soccer, which she grew up following. She also loves the Flyers so much that during a playoff game against the New York Rangers this past spring, she shooed away aides who were coming to help her shower. Now that’s dedication to your team. - - - - - - - Sean Leahy is the associate editor for Puck Daddy on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Sean_Leahy
|Puck Daddy||Chicagoin 7||Great, gritty battle between two teams loaded with big names and quality grunts. The Hossa Hex ends, much to our chagrin.|
|Sam McCaig||Chicagoin 6||Chicago's depth, skill and speed will prove to be too much for Philadelphia to overcome, and the 'Hawks can keep pace physically with the Flyers.|
|Ross McKeon||Chicagoin 6||The 'Hawks are poised to win their first Cup since 1961, but if we’ve learned anything from these playoffs it’s to expect the unexpected.|
|Matt Romig||Chicagoin 6||Give the 'Hawks the edge in skill, speed and special teams. Philly brings enough intangibles to extend an otherwise one-sided series.|