Pavel Datsyuk on mushrooms; Penguins’ CEO defends Crosby; imaginary KHL game (Puck Headlines)

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• Pavel Datsyuk is spending his offseason picking mushrooms, apparently.

• Penguins' CEO David Morehouse defends the DMV's decision to let Sidney Crosby skip the line. Good Lord, how is this still a story? [TribLive]

• Shawn Thornton to Joe Haggerty: "You were probably in the fetal position when [Seguin] left, sucking your thumb. [CSNNE]

• Kent Wilson on the Islanders: "Various clubs have had their fair share of fiascos, challenges and disappointments in the modern NHL, but they pale in comparison to the endless drip, drip, drip of failure and incompetence any unimpeachable Islander fan over 20 years old has put up with since the team's run as a powerhouse back in the early 1980s." [Sporting News]

• Bill Short of the Nova Scotia High Performance Program on Jordan Boyd, the 16-year-old who died during camp yesterday: “He never worked so hard in his life as he did this summer... We talked last Tuesday night about it, quite a bit. He couldn’t wait to get there because it was the most prepared he’s ever been.” So sad. [The Chronicle Herald]

• Colby Tower, who played with Boyd in Nova Scotia: “The kid was a great guy, a great fella. The only positive thing that I can take out of this is he left us doing something that he loves — playing hockey.” [National Post]

• The NHL's over-35 team is stacked, although I don't know about Evgeni Nabokov as the starting goalie. [NHL]

• It's so hot in Zagreb that the KHL released a scoresheet from a game that they appear to have imagined in a heatstroke delirium. [KHL]

• Comparing the Edmonton Oilers to the Vancouver Canucks, Edmonton holds up quite favourably, so long as you only look at the forwards. [Oilers Nation]

• The "Zedinare" is twin hot dogs in the same bun. On a powerplay. I see what you're doing, Montreal truck stop. [Pass it to Bulis]

• 10 Western Conference players who need to step it up next season. [Sportsnet]

• "The best way for Tyler Seguin to overcome any of the reports of immaturity coming out of Boston is to have the best season of his career on the ice." Pretty much. No one cares how hard you party if you're playing well. [Dallas News]

• The New Jersey Devils and luck, which played a big role in their trip to the Stanley Cup Final last season and their lack of a repeat trip this season. [Backhand Shelf]

• Nazem Kadri is working his tail off this offseason, as one does. [Toronto Sun]

• If it's optimism about the Stadium Series you were looking for, here's your guy. [Rink Royalty]

• Johnny Oduya takes the Stanley Cup back to Sweden.

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