Anniversary of lockout’s end; trading Dan Girardi; Kings demote Jones (Puck Headlines)

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.

• Happy anniversary, end of NHL lockout.

• Jeff Skinner, Brian Elliott and Ryan Suter are your Three Stars of the Week. [NHL]

• "The day the Flyers made the trade for Luke Schenn, the Coyotes offered Yandle to them hours before at the draft and GM Paul Holmgren turned them down." [CSN Philly]

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• Congrats to Finland for their dramatic overtime victory over Sweden to take the 2014 World Junior Championship. [Buzzing the Net]

• What's the best move for the Rangers: keeping Dan Girardi or trading him? [NY Post]

• Hey, Barry Trotz, what did you think of Carton Hutton's performance Sunday night? [N]ot good enough for this league.” OK then. [Tennessean]

• How do the Red Wings enjoy life without the 24/7 cameras following them around? They love it. [MLive]

• Jonathan Quick is back for the Kings, so that means Martin Jones is heading back to Manchester after posting an 8-3-0 / 1.41 / .950. / 3 SO. [Kings]


• It's Jan. 6, so that means the Oilers are already looking toward the draft lottery. [Edmonton Sun]

• As Claude Julien surpasses 500 games with the Bruins, it shows that his teams buy what he's selling. [Bruins Daily]

• Why Team USA in 2014 could be better than Team USA from 2010. [USA Today]

• Making the case for Erik Johnson's inclusion on Team USA. [Delicious Icing]

• Team USA women's netminder Jessie Vetter will have real gold on her Olympic mask. [In Goal Mag]

• Neat story of former Chicago Blackhawks anthem singer Wayne Messmer honoring the men who helped saved his life almost 20 years ago. [DNA Info]


• The story of the PR man behind the drafting of famed Sabres pick Taro Tsujimoto. [Sports on Earth]

• Here's what Fenway Park looks like when it's being turned into a hockey rink. [Big League Stew]

• The best jersey concepts of 2013. [Icethetics]

• Nick Lidstrom, Ruslan Salei and Steve Yzerman are among the 2014 inductees of the IIHF Hall of Fame. [IIHF]

• Has Aleksander Barkov's rise already made him the best Panther? [Panther Parkway]

• Taking a look at the best and worst values of the first half in the world of fantasy hockey. [Dobber Hockey]

• Chatting with former NHLer and current KHLer Ruslan Fedotenko. []


• A hockey dad in upstate New York was arrested after assaulting the head coach of his son's team for benching the kid. [WGRZ]

• Finally, oh, Calle Ridderwall you're so fine, you're so fine you blow my mind: