Puck Headlines: Balsillie wants to probe NHL rejection

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-In his pursuit of the Coyotes, Jerry Reinsdorf has reportedly agreed in principle with a main creditor. [TSN]

-Meanwhile, Jim Balsillie wants to know from the NHL why he was overwhelmingly rejected as the next owner of the Coyotes. [Globe & Mail]

-Balsillie just wants the truth! [MYFO]

-Ross McKeon released his off-season power rankings today. [Y! Sports]

-Sarah Spain talks with Jeremy Roenick(notes) about retirement, Patrick Kane(notes), and punching Jordin Tootoo(notes) in the face. [MouthPiece Sports]

-Speaking of Kane, he'll be in attendance at next week's U.S. Olympic orientation camp. His court date was moved to August 20. [Toronto Star]

-A Washington Capitals fan defending Sidney Crosby(notes)? Say it ain't so! [Japers' Rink]

-Gretz sees his summer long countdown comes to an end and it's Evgeni Malkin(notes) vs. Alex Ovechkin. [Fanhouse]

-We're almost there. The NHL released the 2009 pre-season schedule today. [NHL]

-If Ryan Dixon doesn't believe Don Waddell is the NHL's worst GM, then who is? Glen Sather? [The Hockey News]

-Okay, maybe Nikolai Zherdev(notes) isn't going to the KHL just yet. [Beyond the Blueshirts]

-Who needs Peter Puck when you can have Mr. Puck for just $1 million? [eBay]

-The University of Alabama-Huntsville is still looking for a home after they were denied entrance into the CCHA. [The Huntington Times]

-Ever wanted to know what Gordon Bombay, Lester Averman or Luis Mendoza of Mighty Ducks fame were up to? [The Rookies Blog]

-Edmonton has signed Ladislav Smid(notes), Gilbert Brule(notes), and Ryan Stone(notes) to separate deals today. [Oilers]

-Don't order that Brad Richards(notes) New York Rangers jersey just yet. [Dallas Morning News]

-Paying $3000 to travel to France just for some shinny seems like a raw deal. [CBC]

Finally, Sunday was the 21st anniversary of the Wayne Gretzky trade.

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