Lucic burns Vancouver; Doan on illness; Ovechkin’s scoring pace (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.

• Daniel Carcillo hits Antti Raanta with the stinky leg drop.

• Milan Lucic on what he's calling an unprovoked attack in downtown Vancouver: "I have no reason left to try and defend my city, and the people of my city. I’m done trying to defend the city I’m from. I’m disgusted and outraged that it had to come to that. Other than being at Rogers Arena, no one will ever see me in downtown Vancouver ever again.” [CSNNE]

• Shane Doan on his unspecified illness: ""It would help if they could say this is what it was or what it is, but I'm responding to what they have me on and I'm feeling better -- feeling way better. I was not feeling so hot for a few days." [Fox Sports Arizona]

• Alex Ovechkin, Martin Jones, and Carton Hutton are your NHL three stars of the week. [NHL]

• Alex Ovechkin has scored 48 goals in his last 50 games, which is absolutely extraordinary. [Japers Rink]

• No Evgeni Malkin and no Kris Letang for the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday.[Penguins]

• Hitting is supposed to make you tougher to play against. But does the Ottawa Senators' insistence on taking the body make them an easier opponent? [Welcome to Your Karlsson Years]

• Unless he's a Jedi or his in-person hearing goes bizarrely well, Deryk Engelland is looking at a long suspension for his hit on Justin Abdelkader. [Sporting News]

• Corey Potter faces a hearing for a hit on Nick Bonino as well. [NHL]

• "Tarasai Karega is a living hat trick – a black, female, ice hockey player." [Color of Hockey]

• What has John Tortorella brought to the Canucks, like, besides louder swearing? [Hooked on Hockey]

• The top ticket package for the World Juniors in Toronto might cost $3,000. [Buzzing the Net]

• Cody McCormick is out 4-6 weeks with an upper-body injury after blocking a shot. [Buffalo Hockey Beat]

• Is there a spot on the Columbus Blue Jackets for Jared Boll any longer? [Union and Blue]

• The Shawn Thornton suspension should have gotten at least the same length as Todd Bertuzzi. [Black Blue & Gold]

• Six moves for fantasy GMs with nothing to lose. [Dobber Hockey]

• Jeff Veillette's review of the first episode of this season's 24/7. [Leafs Nation]

• The Carolina Hurricanes have some junk to give you. Oh, you're a hockey team, not a Salvation Army? Huh. [Lighthouse Hockey]

• Mitch Makin of the Alberni Valley Bulldogs scores a lovely shorthanded goal from his knees.

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