Puck Headlines: Returns for Forsberg, Turco; Mike Fisher fallout

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.

Peter Forsberg(notes) is back for the Colorado Avalanche, skating at left wing on a line with Matt Duchene(notes) and Milan Hejduk(notes) in tonight's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. [Dater]

• David Shoalts is unimpressed: "But criminy, Peter, give it a rest already. Spare us the endless drama about your foot. If there was a solution for how that foot could fit comfortably in a skate boot you would have found it by now. It's just not meant to be." [Globe & Mail]

• Why the NHL shouldn't put all its marketing eggs in the Sidney Crosby(notes) basket: "Crosby's down time is an opportunity for the league to recognize the dangers of investing so much of the league's future in just a handful of players. It's time for the NHL to diversify and invest in other players. And it's even OK if some of those players come from the Western Conference." [Puck Update]

• Isn't it about time the Edmonton Oilers figure out what they're going to do with Ales Hemsky(notes) and Dustin Penner(notes)? [Copper and Blue]

Breaking: "Canucks D Dan Hamhuis(notes) has a concussion. He's out indefinitely." [Sekeres]

• A rather sad interview with Mike Fisher(notes) after the Ottawa Senators traded him to the Nashville Predators. (audio) [Senators Extra]

• Erin Nicks on the Fisher trade: "I'm glad he's gone. He wasn't a bad player, but he was never going to be what fans and the club both wanted and needed." [Universal Cynic]

• What Fisher's price tag means for other teams chasing No. 2 centers at the deadline, like the Washington Capitals. [Japers' Rink]

• Great take by Razor as Marty Turco(notes) returns to Dallas with the Blackhawks. [Razor With An Edge]

• Defending Big D's take on Turco: "The reception will surely be warm from the Dallas crowd who has already had to welcome Mike Modano(notes) back to the AAC this season, also wearing red." [DBD]

• Turco on coming back to Dallas: "I've never been to this locker room before, I wasn't even sure of the makeup of it." [Stars Blog]

• You'll be Smilin' Like a Butcher's Dog in a Mike Lange T-shirt. [Penguins]

• Why neither Winnipeg nor Quebec City should get another NHL franchise. [SB Nation]

• On the San Jose Sharks rookie sensation: "Logan Couture is one bad man, but the question still remains whether he will be the Timothy Dalton of the series (doubtful), mature to a solid Roger Moore (underrated) for the San Jose Sharks or just crush it all, get the girl(s) and become the Sean Connery of NHL professional ice hockey." [Blades of Teal]

• The Chicago Tribune columnist Dan McNeil looks to assign blame for the Chicago Blackhawks' woes: "It's true the marquee players - Patrick Sharp excluded - have underwhelmed. But it's tough to be mad at guys who've battled injuries (like Hossa) or are logging far more ice time than they should because the end of the bench is inadequate." [Chicago Tribune]

• GM Stan Bowman is "aggressively" trying to get Brent Seabrook(notes) to sign an new contract ahead of restricted free agency. [ESPN Chicago]

• Kent Wilson calls the Blackhawks' acquisition of Michael Frolik(notes) of the Florida Panthers a steal. [HOTH]

Atlanta Thrashers defenseman Tobias Enstrom(notes) is back tonight. [NHL.com]

St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has activated defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo from injured reserve. [Blues]

• The details on Ryan Whitney's(notes) injury with the Edmonton Oilers were freaky. [Lowetide]

• Cool look at different college hockey barns, from best to least lively. [WSJ]

• Behind The Net tries something innovative, because that's what Behind The Net does: Scoring an NHL game on a pass-by-pass level, which is represented in the graphic above. [BTN]

Tyler Seguin(notes)? Healthy scratch. Again. [Bruins Blog]

• Darren Dreger reports that "at the moment, Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland isn't looking to shake things up. But if his team doesn't improve defensively over the next two weeks, Holland says he may have to do something." [TSN]

Cody Hodgson(notes) has been re-assigned to Manitoba and defenseman Sami Salo(notes) has been recalled from his conditioning assignment for the Vancouver Canucks, ready to contribute to the banged up blueline until his next inevitable injury . [Canucks]

• Down Goes Brown with a hilarious look at how players can guarantee they'll never say anything interesting. [DGB]

• Bloge Salming's take on Hockey Day in Canada. Say, that guy sounds like Pizzo ... [HOTH]

• Good questions about the Los Angeles Kings: "Will the star players emerge? Jack Johnson(notes) and Justin Williams(notes) are two players that have really stepped forward this season. However, Kopitar and Doughty have taken a step back. This is the time of year where elite players separate themselves from the rest of the pack by coming up with big plays, big performances, and big goals. Will the Kings stars step up?" [Pro Sports Blogging]

• Ryan Kennedy on the emerging star that is Loui Eriksson(notes). [THN]

• From the NHLPA: "Andrew Peters, a veteran of six NHL seasons officially announced his retirement today from the National Hockey League. Peters, 31, appeared in a total of 229 NHL games for the Buffalo Sabres and New Jersey Devils and was well-known for his dedication to his teammates both on and off the ice." As well as sitting in the press box now and again.

• Not hockey, but totally awesome: Tracing the origins of a Brett Favre rumor. We've done this before here ... Internet's a funny place. [Quickish]

• Finally, a silent time-lapse of a "whiteout" during the Phoenix Coyotes' playoff appearance last postseason.

Whiteout Hockey Timelapse Fans POV from D Squared Productions , Inc. on Vimeo.

What to Read Next