Laviolette extended; Evander Kane update; Malhotra to march in Pride parade (Puck Headlines)

• This hockey hair sketch is really cool. [kate foo vs. the internet]

• Canucks' centre Manny Malhotra will march in the Vancouver Pride parade next week, alongside Patrick Burke and mascot Fin.  [You Can Play]

• Fun piece here, as Scott Burnside takes you inside the life of the Stanley Cup's babysitters. [ESPN]

• Evander Kane update from Gary Lawless: he's stalling for some reason. "GM Kevin Cheveldayoff has put a six-year contract worth close to $29 million on the table and Kane's people have had it sitting in a desk drawer for a number of weeks now. [Winnipeg Free Press]

• The Flyers have officially agreed to an extension with coach Peter Laviolette, which is good, because he's good. [Broad Street Hockey]

• Breaking down Patrick Kaleta's new three-year contract with the Buffalo Sabres. [Die By the Blade]

• A con man has been sentenced to 12 years in jail for his scams, one of which was bilking former NHLer and 1999 14th overall draft pick Jeff Jillson out of $83,850. [Valley Breeze]

• The top five things Capitals fans should watch for in August. Sadly, Ovechkin droppin' his latest single, "My single is droppin'", isn't one of them. [CSN Washington]

• Two Saskatchewan men are trying to bring the up-for-auction war medals of Edward Abbott, one of Saskatchewan's most decorated First World War heroes, back to the province. He's also a former hockey star and the Abbott for which the Abbott Cup was named. The trophy was awarded every year between 1919 and 1999 to the winning Junior A hockey team in western Canada. [News 1130]

• Sergei Kostitsyn starts a charity to bring hot Russian girls to America. The title of the blog is "Real Hockey News", so you know this is real. [Real Hockey News]

• I'm enjoying Hockey Wilderness's hockey movie character tournament. [Hockey Wilderness]

• Super misleading headline alert: "Toews still learning the ropes in pro hockey." [Brandon Sun]

• The evolution of John Tavares. [The Hockey Writers]

• The Canucks have had some discussions with Jason Arnott, but when it comes to filling their old man hole (gross), Shane Doan remains Plan A. [Vancouver Sun]

• Why the Northwest division continues to be the league's worst division. Turns out there's more to it than just having the Flames and Oilers. [The Hockey News]

• Cory Schneider is known for his excellent impressions of teammates, and as this video demonstrates, there's a reason he isn't known for any other impressions.

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