Lidstrom declines coaching offer; Jamaican hockey team; Ho-Sang receives Subban-like treatment (Puck Headlines)

Jen Neale
Puck Daddy

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.

• Friend of the blog, Steve 'Dangle' Glynn, made a "Bloggers Be Gettin' Paid" shirt in honor of all the bloggers being hired to do fancy stats for NHL teams. Buy one or seven, why don't cha? [Teespring]

• Niklas Lidstrom turned down an offer to be an assistant coach for Mike Babcock this season. He and his family are enjoying being back in Sweden, but he's not ruling out a return to the NHL (in a coaching capacity) in the future. [The Score]

• An indepth look at the Islanders ownership situation. [Hockey Independent]

• All together now! “Nuff people say they know they can’t believe, Jamaica we have a... HOCKEY TEAM!” The island nation is following in their bobsledding-brethren path and working to establish a hockey program. [Color of Hockey]

• Based on the general consensus around the blogosphere, the world is falling apart in San Jose. Not so, says The Contrarian. [Dobber Hockey]

• It's deja vu all over again. Joshua Ho-Sang is talented, tough, and cocky; the latter of which has rubbed those running Hockey Canada the wrong way. The last time we saw this kind of action play out was with some guy named PK Subban. (Don't quote me on this but I think his career has turned out OK.) [Montreal Gazette]

Once the Steve Moore/Todd Bertuzzi legal issues are officially said and done, should the Avalanche host a night in Moore's honor? [Denver Post]

Ilya Bryzgalov's agent says that Bryz wants to stay in Minnesota (the team he ended last season with). Not sure if Mr. Agent explained to Bryz that there are three goalies on the Wild depth chart ahead of him. Granted one of the three, Darcy Kuemper, is awaiting a new RFA deal, it's still a long shot. [CBS Sports]

• Cam Kerry thinks the NHL is lacking a true superstar that would help boost the sports popularity. Yeah, Sidney Crosby is a star, but maybe not the right kind of star the sport needs. [The Hockey Writers]

Talk about a career on a downward slide. In his last contract, Devin Setoguchi made $3-million a season for three seasons. Now he's signed a one-year deal with the Calgary Flames for $875,000. [Flames Nation]

A really cool look into Darryl Sutter's life on his ranch in Viking, Alberta. [LA Times]

• Marcel Dionne like the cut of the Kings jib, "... To me, the character-building in their last Stanley Cup was absolutely incredible. They are confident. They are very, very confident.” [ESPN]

Steve Simmons thinks the players of all Toronto athletic teams don't get enough of the blame when it comes to crappy results. Phil Kessel and Dion Phaneuf might have something to say about that. [Toronto Sun]

• Lighthouse Hockey and Anaheim Calling debate the merits of the voted fourth best goal of this past season: Corey Perry falling to his knees and scoring a goal against the Islanders right at the buzzer. [SB Nation NHL]

• David Parkinson wraps up his MLB-to-hockey sweaters conceptualization designs with the National League. [Icethetics]

• Finally, if you've left your house since The Simpsons marathon started, then you probably missed the episode "The Last Temptation of Krust" where Krusty the Clown barfs in the Stanley Cup. Apparently the NHL was none too pleased with the depiction of hockey's Holy Grail. [Sporting News]

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