Nino Niederreiter requests a trade; another Sacramento/LA Kings goof; Gomez to Sharks near (Puck Headlines)

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• Los Angeles Kings mascot Bailey locates one of the most ridiculous Sacramento Kings confusion goofs, this one from NESN. [BaileyLAKings]

• Nino Niederreiter is requesting a trade from the New York Islanders, as the former No. 5 overall pick hasn’t gotten his shot. “His agent informed Islanders general manager Garth Snow of the request last week, the source said, although Snow is not believed to be amenable to doing a deal -- at least at the moment.” [ESPN NY]

• Darren Dreger reports that Scott Gomez will be a member of the San Jose Sharks. [TSN]

• It’s Ryan Suter vs. the Nashville Predators night. [On The Forecheck]

• Minnesota Wild Coach Mike Yeo on the Dany Heatley, Mikko Koivu, Zach Parise line: "How nice is it for a line to go out and score a power-play goal, or even to have some great movement, a couple shots and some momentum," Yeo said. "They're coming back to the bench and they're talking about it, and it's going to carry on into their next shift, as well." [Post Bulletin]

• The Phoenix Coyotes offer kids’ nights on Mondays: “Up to two (2) free kids tickets (12 and under) of equal value with the purchase of a full priced ticket.” [Coyotes]

• Really nice piece in “Defense of Marc Bergevin”, as the Montreal Canadiens GM plays some hardball with P.K. Subban. [Eyes On The Prize]

• A brief stupid history of the New York Rangers and their first overall picks. [TruTV]

• Jesse Spector finds some similarities (re: Total Clichés) regarding the 2013 NHL schedule. Because we’re all in the same boat, you see. [Sporting News]

• Tomas Kundratek and Joey Crabb make their Washington Capitals debuts tonight vs. Winnipeg. [Capitals Insider]

• Joe Sacco on having gone 4-0-0 against the Los Angeles Kings last season: “We tried to play in the offensive zone as much as possible…not making it a track meet type of game. We did that and we were committed to that game plan when we played LA last year.” [LA Kings Insider]

• Assessing the various injury damage for the Los Angeles Kings. [Hockey Writers]

• On the 2-0 Boston Bruins: “But style points don’t matter, just the ones you accumulate in the standings. So thanks to another sharp Tuukka Rask outing and shootout tallies from Patrice Bergeron and Tyler Seguin, the Bs earned four points that has them tied with Ottawa and Buffalo for first place in the Northeast Division.” [Barstool]

• A nice roundup of the pugilism we’ve seen in the NHL over the last few days. [HockeyFights]

• Travis Zajac on the New Jersey Devils’ top line: “I thought we did a lot of good thing. We could shoot the puck more. That’s one of the things, after watching some video, we could created a few more opportunities if we put a few more pucks towards the net, but we still did some good things. We played well defensively, we had some good breakouts out of the zone and some good offensive zone time. So, I think overall it was a pretty good start.” [Fire & Ice]

• Guy Boucher doesn’t think he has a goaltending problem with Anders Lindback. [Lightning Strikes]

• Glen Gulutzan wants to see the Dallas Stars get to the net more often. [Defending Big D]

• The Worcester Sharks will remain the Worcester Sharks for the next three seasons. [Worcester Mag]

• The Williamsport Outlaws Hockey have folded, whatever they were. [WNEP]

• Finally, here's a look back at the Devils 334 Club, so named because of the number of fans who watched that blizzard game.

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