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.
— Philip Pritchard (@keeperofthecup) July 28, 2014
• Good question. Let's ask Hayden Panettiere.
• 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]
• 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]
• 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]
• 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.