Shane Doan meets with Habs; Steve Staios retires; Nail Yakupov is rich now (Puck Headlines)

• Brandon Dubinsky reacts to his trade to the Blue Jackets. [Reddit]

• Now that they've spent all the money in the world on Shea Weber, how do the Predators manage their roster and budget going forward? [On the Forecheck]

• By being drafted 1st overall, Nail Yakupov made $1.65 million US more than Sarnia Sting teammate Alex Galchenyuk. [Edmonton Journal]

• The Nashville Predators prove they mean business. By spending all their money on one asset, like any good business. [The Hockey Writers]

• Here's an article on CBA talks where, somehow, no one manages to say anything at all. [Toronto Star]

• Steve Staios has retired, and will join the Toronto Maple Leafs staff as a player development advisor. [USA Today]

• The Niagara Falls Reporter steps in to defend Lenny Palumbo, who revealed himself as a big ol' homophobe last week. [Niagara Falls Reporter]

• .... And Battle of California responds, hilariously. [Battle of California]

• Shane Doan will be meeting with the Montreal Canadiens, because why the Hell not. [The Globe & Mail]

• With Rick Nash off the table, what's next for the Sharks? Probably not much. [CSN Bay Area]

• Dustin Penner, on his target weight for training camp: "I'm going to be pretty specific here and say less than what I weighed-in at for last year's camp." [Mayors Manor]

• The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette chats with new Penguin Brandon Sutter. Here's a quote taken out of context: "They were rubbing it in pretty good. Hopefully I can rub it back at him." [Post-Gazette]

• What should the San Jose Sharks expect from a healthy Michal Handzus? [Fear the Fin]

• Take a look at James van Riemsdyk and Luke Schenn in their new uniforms. As Pension Plan Puppets noted, now Schenn looks really like a pylon. [The Backhand Shelf]

• Do yourself a favour and check out this collection of stills from EA's NHL games through the years. Seriously, you guys, we live in the future. [Reddit Hockey]

• Hindsight, extenuating circumstance, blah blah blah, but the Leafs gave up more for Phil Kessel than the Rangers did for Rick Nash. [Vintage Leaf Memories]

• Dillion Donnelly takes blame for breaking the Memorial Cup. Apparently, he dropped it. Presumably into a wood chipper. [Mile High Hockey]

• Since I know you have time because it's the offseason, here's the entire pilot for a Canadian comedy about a minor hockey team called the Ramsay Downholers.

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