Emery’s ‘Airmen’ mask; tryouts for everyone; Ovechkin in Greece to open season? (Puck Headlines)

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• Ray Emery's new Flyers' mask is awesome. It honours the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American aviators in the U.S. armed forces. [InGoal Magazine]

• David Steckel signs a professional tryout agreement with the Minnesota Wild. [Star Tribune]

• Mason Raymond heads to the Leafs on a tryout contract. Is it a true tryout or just a little added leverage in the increasingly heated Nazem Kadri negotiations? [Maple Leafs Hot Stove]

• Hal Gill heads to the Flyers on a tryout. Good call. When you're that tall, you can't help but stand out. [CSN Philly]

• Ryan Whitney goes to St. Louis on a tryout. [STL Today]

• The Sochi organizers want Alex Ovechkin in Greece for the start of the torch relay, which poses a bit of a problems because he's supposed to be on this continent for the Capitals' opening night. [RMNB]

• As expected, John Tavares has been named the captain of the New York Islanders. [Islanders Point Blank]

• Chris Osgood joins FSD as an analyst, where he will undoubtedly be propped up by the superior cast around him. [Fox Sports Detroit]

• Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews "will be here forever", said GM Stan Bowman, cackling as he walked into his dungeon of souls, where theirs are trapped inside two cloudy crystals. [NBC Chicago]

• Senators' assistant GM Tim Murray talks Jared Cowen negotiations, which are going rather poorly: "It's just a process. It's just back and forth. And sometimes you get to a number quickly, and other times it takes time. There are deadlines coming up, and I'm sure we'll talk when we're here this week, and I'm sure we'll talk again when we get back to Ottawa. So there's really no progress per se...because umm we're just a little bit far apart. And I think the more you talk the closer you get." [6th Sens]

• Who drives on-ice shooting percentage, forwards or defencemen? [Boys on the Bus]

• After falling to fourth in the 2013 draft as teams overlooked his particular set of skills, Seth Jones stars in "Not Taken": He will look for you. He will find you. And he will kill you. [Panther Parkway]

• A look at Jason Pominville's career so far, and what he can bring to the Minnesota Wild going forward. [The Hockey Writers]

• Daniel Cleary is having a hard time walking away from Detroit. [The Telegram]

• The Florida Panthers could use another goalie, because Scott Clemmensen just had knee surgery, and you can't play for awhile after that. [Sun-Sentinel]

• Looking for fantasy diamonds in the rough? Look at these guys. [Dobber Hockey]

• Say, remember Jonathan Cheechoo? He says KHL fans are louder than NHL fans. Yes, but do they make videos like these? I didn't think so. [R-Sport]

• Jake Marchment, the nephew of Bryan Marchment, is clearly a chip off the old block. If you're a fan of fighting, you'll like this, because it's totally a fight. [Buzzing the Net]

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