Lockout’s impact on EA sales, Panthers, Kings; Everyone loves Fehr; Aussie NHLers? (Puck Headlines)

Harrison Mooney

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.

• This guy's collection of sports video games is kind of insane. This is one of several photos needed to showcase it. The man has a problem. An awesome problem. [Reddit]

• Adam Proteau thinks Donald Fehr has come off like a pretty decent guy after all. I trust him, man. I move that we elect Fehr Emperor of the Galactic Empire. [The Hockey News]

• The Florida Panthers and Los Angeles Kings may be the two franchises that suffer most from a lockout. [Forbes]

• EA Sports could also suffer. The decline in sales of their games during lockout years is pretty staggering. [Operation Sports]

• Speaking of the Kings, Battle of California has begun counting down the top 20 moments of the Kings' Stanley Cup run. [Battle of Cali]

• More Kings: Feast your eyes on several more photos of Willie Mitchell hoisting the Cup on Mount Waddington. Some of these shots are downright amazing. [Vancouver Sun]

• Rick Rypien passed away one year ago today, which means today is a pretty good day to remember him. [Arctic Ice Hockey]

• Doug Wilson tells Australia they'll have an NHLer in five years. [The Age]

• Looking at Erik Gudbranson's underlying numbers, he's actually pretty good at hockey. [The Rat Trick]

• It's not hockey, but this has universal appeal: sources wish you'd ask about them once in a while. [The Onion]

• Ice Hockey in Harlem, a charity devoted to social and educational improvement through ice hockey, is celebrating their 25th anniversary. In honour of the occasion, their executive director John Sanful will be ringing the closing bell at the New York stock exchange on Thursday. [Nasdaq]

• These 8-bit NHL jerseys are pretty cool. [Backhand Shelf]

• A New Westminster minor hockey coach suspended a year for fighting with another coach has been elected the vice president of the New Westminster minor hockey association. Some parents are upset, especially Temple Anderson, whose ridiculous photo at the top of the article is reason enough to click this link. [New West News Leader]

• Steve Begin has been invited to Calgary Flames' training camp. Hopefully it goes better than last year's tryout in Vancouver, where Begin got into one game: "The day after, I woke up and I couldn't move," Begin said Tuesday night from his off-season home in Montreal. "My hip was killing me." [Calgary Herald]

• Canada won the Canada-Russia junior challenge Tuesday on an overtime goal from Ryan Strome and some quality goaltending from Malcolm Subban. [CBC]

• Ever wonder what it would be like to sit on the bench with the Grand Rapids Griffins? Of course you have! If you like to chew your mouthguard while shouting at your teammates, you'll fit right in.