Fighting for love; Liles recalled; NHL to North Korea? (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.

• All 48 players who attended the U.S. Men's National Olympic Team Orientation Camp have signed this jersey, which is up for auction on eBay, with all proceeds going to the Warriors ice hockey program for wounded service members and veterans. [eBay]

• John Buccigross takes a strange approach to defending the role of fighting in the NHL: it's not about policing the players. It's about love. [ESPN]

• The NHL meets North Korea: it's going to happen. [Macleans]

• Dustin Byfuglien tries to chop down Jimmy Hayes on a breakaway. This is the most obvious slash I think I've ever seen. [Panther Parkway]

• John-Michael Liles is called up by the Toronto Maple Leafs. [Toronto Star]

• Who will swear the most on HBO's 24/7? Todd Bertuzzi is a safe bet. [The Hockey Writers]

• Alex Ovechkin, ultimate shill: "Gillette razor and I have the same goal – we want to be the best in the world. I like its steely character. It is just like mine." [RMNB]

• A brief history of NHL coaches behaving badly. [Grantland]

• When is Sam Gagner going to get it? [MC79 Hockey]

• Ryane Clowe talks about his concussion, which he says is just his second, and not his fourth or fifth. [The Star-Ledger]

• David Poile discusses the health of netminder Pekka Rinne. [Predators]

• "A citizens group trying to change Columbus politics has turned in petitions seeking a ballot initiative to stop the city from paying on its purchase contract for Nationwide Arena." [The Columbus Dispatch]

• Cam Charron explains score effects, which have a pretty big impact on shot totals. [NHL Numbers]

• Apparently score effects are the topic of the day. Sean Gentille on how they impacted perception after the Penguins' rout of the Sharks. [Sporting News]

• Jonas Gustavsson is pushing Jimmy Howard for playing time in Detroit. How? By outplaying him. [MLive]

• Behold, the best Tampa Bay Lightning fan ever. [Uproxx]

• Three players the New York Islanders should get… rid of. [Lighthouse Hockey]

• Is Kyle Turris a first-line center? [Dobber Hockey]

• From a puck possession standpoint, the Carolina Hurricanes were a better team last year. What changed? I blame Mike Komisarek, and whaddya know, that's part of it. [Shutdown Line]

• Jared McCann splits the defence for a gorgeous goal. [Buzzing the Net]

• Finally, Ron Burgundy replicates famous sports calls. Watch for the Miracle on Ice call at the three-minute mark.

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