Gaborik out for Sochi; say no to Ryan Miller; vengeful Olympians (Puck Headlines)

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• Am I the only one who thinks that David Poile looks like Ichabod Crane? If Poile wore a little magenta bow in his hair I think more people would see it.

• Rough day for the Predators. Not only did Poile get taken to the hospital, but announcer Pete Weber had a heart attack Thursday morning. [Predators]

• Team Slovakia won't have the services of Marian Gaborik in Sochi. The Blue Jackets' winger has not been medically cleared to participate. [Blue Jackets]

• A word to the Washington Capitals: don't trade for Ryan Miller. Don't do it. [Washington Post]

• And speaking of Ryan Miller, who will Dan Bylsma run with in goal for Team USA? My hope: whoever's worst. I am Canadian. [Buffalo News]

• This is a great list. 10 players for whom a gold medal in Sochi would really help their revenge efforts. [IIHF]

• Agree with Sean McIndoe. Of all the match-ups I'm excited to watch, the Canadian women versus the American women is probably at the top of the list. [Grantland]

• Andrew MacDonald of the Islanders is on the trade block after rejecting a four-year, $16 million offer. [NY Post]

• Remembering Pavol Demitra, who lost his life in the Lokomotiv plane crash. He was the star of the Slovakian hockey team in 2010 and arguably the best player in that entire tournament. [Sportsnet]

• Emile Poirier scores four, and in Hertlian fashion, his fourth is a beauty. [Buzzing the Net]

• Pavel Datsyuk returns to the Red Wings' lineup. [MLive]

• The rumoured Sam Gagner for Kyle Clifford trade between the Oilers and Kings is heating up. [TSN]

• Why it would be nice to see Russia win gold in Sochi. [Greatest Hockey Legends]

• How has Zach Parise's return to the lineup helped the Wild's top line? For one thing, now it has Zach Parise on it. [Dobber Hockey]

• Three players on the Fitchburg State University men’s hockey team are barred from campus as police investigate whether they were involved in a sexual assault. [Boston]

• Patrick Kane will miss Friday's Blackhawks game to attend his grandfather's funeral, which seems like the right thing to do. [CSN Chicago]

• You can win Henrik Lundqvist's Stadium Series mask at auction. [Steiner Sports]

• Ron MacLean reports from Sochi on the dressing rooms for the Olympic hockey teams, and recalls a great commercial starring Brendan Shanahan and Rob Blake from 1998:

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