Puck Headlines: Kane taxi T-shirts; Leafs give up on Pogge

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.

-Hot off the presses! Fresh new Patrick Kane(notes) merchandise. Get your "Dropping the gloves on high prices" T-shirts. [eBay]

-Kane has a court date set for next week. The same day that orientation camp opens for the U.S. Olympic team. USA Hockey expects him to be in attendance. [TSN]

-Talking about the social life of hockey players. [MaxHockey]

-The Toronto Maple Leafs "goalie of the future" is now Anaheim's "goalie of the future." Justin Pogge(notes) was dealt from the Leafs to the Ducks in exchange for a conditional draft pick in 2011. [Ducks]

-Now Leafs fans won't have to worry about him. [Sports and the City]

-If there's one person to thank for the soon-to-be concluded Tampa Bay Lightning owner situation, Damian Cristodero believes it should be Gary Bettman. [Lightning Strikes]

-Tom Benjamin wonders why some of the best Russian talent to grace the National Hockey League has left without much fanfare. [Canucks Corner]

-At the moment, EA Sports has no comment on the Patrick Kane situation and he'll still remain their NHL10 coverboy according to Craig Custance. [Twitter]

-The Buffaslug and cartoon Senator are at the bottom of The Hockey News' jersey rankings. [THN]

-Behind the scenes video of the NHL2K10 commercial shoot. [Fanhouse]

-Never too early for college hockey rankings. [The College Hockey Blog]

-Corey Perry(notes) is a hated man to opponents but beloved in Anaheim. [Battle of Cali]

-Since Wysh is nowhere in sight, here's some fun facts about the shootout. [NHL]

Finally, as Puck Buddy Dany Heatley(notes) Speedwagon pointed out to me this morning, suddenly, this Taco Bell commercial is relevant again:

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