Kuznetsov coming to America; Vokoun returns; great moments in coaching (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.

• John Tortorella in 1995. And you thought Mario was just a caricature of an Italian. [Democrat & Chronicle]

• Elliotte Friedman's 30 thoughts features, among other things, several instances in which a coach put his fourth line on the ice and it didn't result in five simultaneous fights and a hallway confrontation. Weird, all these anomalies. [CBC]

• Darryl Sutter on if the Calgary-Vancouver brawl was embarrassing for the league: "Yeah, that’s what it said in the papers, so I’m consistent with what you guys say." I love this guy. [LA Kings Insider]

• Tortorella's suspension is long, but it's not even the longest suspension for a coach in Canucks history. In 1982, Harry Neale (no relation to Puck Daddy's Jen Neale, sadly) punched a fan. Here's that, and some other great moments in coaches going bonkers. [PITB]

• Evgeny Kuznetsov vows to join the Capitals next season. [RSport]

• Tomas Vokoun, who has been out of the Penguins' lineup since September with a blood clot, has been cleared to practice. [TribLive]

• What's the greatest hockey video game of all-time? NHLPA '93 or NHL '94? [Grantland]

• Breaking: East coast games scheduled to be played will be played as scheduled. Okay, that's probably a bit snarky. There was apparently talk of cancelling several games due to a blizzard. [Sporting News]

• In small-town Canada, the folk singers sing tales of the good old hockey game, because of course they do. [NY Times]

• The captain of the Fort Wayne Komets on why fighting is declining. I like this theory. "Some coaches simply don't believe in fighting and discourage their players from it. One opposing ECHL coach told me recently, 'Why should we get the home team's fans fired up?'"' [News Sentinel]

• Speaking of ECHL teams, the San Francisco Bulls might not be one for much longer. [SF Gate]

• Meanwhile, in the AHL, the St. John's Ice Caps may move to Thunder Bay. But will they still be named after a drink from Tim Hortons? [VOCM]

• And in other AHL news, Thomas Steen and Nathan Dempsey have been named the honorary captains for the 2014 AHL All-Star Classic. [The AHL]

• Blake Geoffrion on life after a concussion forced him to retire at the age of 25. [Smashville 24/7]

• An in-depth look at what Adam Oates has done and not done for the Washington Capitals this season. [Japers' Rink]

• Watch the Plymouth Whalers' hilarious dance-off. It is indeed hilarious. [Buzzing the Net]

• Brad Marchand on the end of his cold streak and the beginning of his hot streak: "Yeah, I think I knew during that stretch that eventually it was going to come around. I mean bounces had to start going our way and I mean it’s nice that pucks are going in. I’m playing with Bergy (Patrice Bergeron) and Smitty (Reilly Smith), two phenomenal playmakers and they’re making it easier for me out there.” [Bruins Daily]

• Rick Nash has been mediocre, both for the Rangers and for fantasy owners. Why, and is it going to continue? [Dobber Hockey]

• Finally, via Reddit, enjoy this short documentary on Choa Choi, a female hockey player in Korea playing for a men's team.

CHOA . documentary from Nils Clauss on Vimeo.

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