Penguins wanted Kesler; Torres returns; Burke won’t be next Calgary GM (Puck Headlines)

Jen Neale
Puck Daddy

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.

• The first ever Royal Half Photoshop Contest was a spectacular success. Truman Show anyone? [The Royal Half]

• Before the break and Kris Letang's stroke, the Canucks pitched a trade to Pittsburgh: Ryan Kesler for Brandon Sutter and Derrick Pouliot (eighth overall pick in 2012 draft) [Pro Hockey Talk]

• Buffalo defenseman Christian Erhoff submitted a list of eight teams he'd be OK with a trade to. There's only the matter of his 10 year pact with the devil contract possibly holding things up. [CBC]

Teemu Selanne on whether his role with the Ducks should change after his Olympic performance"I don't want to answer, don't want to get in trouble, can't control that. I've got to respect that. Everyone wants to play as much as they can. The more you play, the better you play. When the minutes go down, it's harder to succeed ... But if someone gives me more responsibilities, I'm more than happy to take it." [LA Times]

• Thinking about writing a hockey book? Ask Wayne Gretzky to write the foreword because he'll probably do it. Here's a list of the Great One's top 20 book foreword. [Sports on Earth]

• Say Martin St. Louis did ask for a trade and it happens. Will he end up looking like the 'bad guy' in the end? [Sportsnet]

• Brian Burke says he will NOT be the Calgary Flames GM next season. His twin brother Ryan Burke will be. Still fact checking that last part. [ProHockey Talk]

• The fate of the Senators season rests on Paul McLean's shoulders. No pressure. [Senshot]

• Justin Bourne's "Beerability" index makes a triumphant return. [The Score]

• Darren Dreger talks trade rumours, as is his wont. [TSN]

• This could be the last home game for a lot of Buffalo Sabres. [Buffalo News]

• Who might the Canucks target as the return in a Ryan Kesler deal? [The Province]

• California native Emerson Etem has a bright future with the Ducks. Currently in Norfolk (AHL), he's working hard for his chance to come play back home. [NHL]

• Grrrrreat Raffi Torres is back and he's helping the Sharks win, said the entire Western Conference). [ESPN]

• The person who comes up with NHL player merchandise for St. Patrick's Day must be fired immediately. Brendan McGallagher?! Alex O'Vechkin?! [SportsNet]

• Chris Neil affirms what we all know to be true ... he's an idiot. [Malik Report]

• FLOH (First Lady of Hockey) supports the End It Movement at the Predators Game last night. [Carrie Underwood]

• Plain White Ts are singing at the stadium series game in Chicago. A reminder: the best hockey-related Plain White Ts parody is this one:

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