Puck Headlines: Wisniewski and the BJs; Jagr decision day

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.

• For his 26th birthday, reader Zach Wolek built himself a custom Chicago Blackhawks bag toss set. "The bags themselves are filled with corn from the Buffalo Trace distillery, which would have become my favorite bourbons in Buffalo Trace/Eagle Rare (the chemist at BT I contacted regarding this project turned out to be born raised as a die hard South Side Blackhawks fan)." Awesome.

BREAKING: Paul Kariya officially retires from the NHL. More coming up from Leahy. [Globe & Mail]

• Dwyane Roloson is back with the Lightning for 1 year at $3 million, per Ryan Rishaug of TSN. [Rishaug]

• The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired defenseman James Wisniewski's negotiating rights from the Montreal Canadiens for a seventh-round pick next season that will become a fifth if he signs. Really impressed at the Blue Jackets' sudden epiphany that a functioning power play might increase their chances at a playoff spot. [Puck-Rakers]

• Via Josh Rimer at XM Home Ice, it sounds like the Wiz isn't gong to let Scott Howson blow this: "Excited about Columbus trading for his rights! He said that he's happy that team believes in him." [@JoshRimerHockey]

• Nikita Filatov, meeting the press for the Ottawa Senators: "I don't want to really say anything about Columbus." [Sens]

• Todd Marchant retires from the Anaheim Ducks and joins the front office. [Ducks]

• The 10 reasons Jaromir Jagr should return to Pittsburgh. [Pens Universe]

• The Pensblog has been on JagrWatch since before dawn, debunking Russian media reports and tracking his flight. [The Pensblog]

• Jagr's arrival at JFK. Clever as always from Benstonium. [Benstonium]

• The Boston Bruins have emailed the rest of the NHL to let them know that Tomas Kaberle's negotiating rights are up for grabs. Does that include BBurke1967FU@yahoo.ca? [Stanley Cup of Chowder]

• Dale Tallon on Florida Panthers goalie Tomas Vokoun: "We're in negotiations with him as we speak, very hopeful. All I can tell you.'' [On Frozen Pond]

• Jim Rutherford's Pimp Hand, Vol. 1: The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed right wing Chad LaRose on a two-year contract. The deal will pay LaRose $1.5 million in 2011-12, and $1.9 million in 2012-13. [Canes]

• Jim Rutherford's Pimp Hand, Vol. 2: Via Chip Alexander, "Jussi Jokinen's agent says he hopes to have deal done with Canes before Friday. We'll see." [@Ice_Chip]

• There appears to be a conflict of opinion between two Philadelphia Flyers writers who work for the same media company, with regard to Steven Stamkos. [Crossing Broad]

• Anthony San Filippo on what the Flyers need to do to tender an offer sheet to Stamkos: "They have to make sure their offer is the best offer. There are a lot of other teams interested in signing Stamkos to an offer sheet and many of them are in a better cap situation to offer a maximum allowed deal, which would better the Flyers." [In The Room]

• Will Steven Stamkos's next contract financially cripple the Tampa Bay Lightning? [Sportsnet]

• This has been viewed 58,000 times, so we're guessing you might have seen it but it's new to us: Winnipeg Jets domino fall. That first domino looks like the Marian Hossa trade. [Via Roitman]

• The top 10 and/or 11 moments of the Boston Bruins playoff run. [SCOC]

• Chris Pronger on whether the Philadelphia Flyers are a better team now than they were at the end of the season: "Well we won't know that for awhile. You can sit here and 'armchair quarterback' and speculate and do all the rest of that, but at the end of the day talk is cheap and you gotta go out and perform and prove it." [Sports Radio Interviews]

• The top 10 UFAs on the market for July 1. [NHL Hot Stove]

• For those asking about Drew Doughty's deal with the Los Angeles Kings, Eric Cooney's thinking: "If it's a long deal, expect a cap hit similar to Duncan Keith's of Chicago, about $5.6 million per season.  However, if Doughty opts for a shorter deal so he can become a UFA, expect a higher cap number.  I wouldn't be surprised to see it go as high as $7 million per season." Waaaah?! [Pro Sports Blogging]

• Cam Barker clears waivers for the Minnesota Wild; so now what? [Russo]

• Blues players T.J. Oshie, Patrik Berglund, Carlo Colaiacovo and Ben Bishop  walked the red carpet Wednesday at the premiere of the new movie, "Zookeeper," which stars actor Kevin James and opens in theaters everywhere on July 8. "Kevin James is such a great actor and a funny guy to watch," said Colaiacovo. Obviously hasn't seen whatever the hell that Vince Vaughn flick was called. [Blues]

• David Jones gets a 1-year deal with the Colorado Avalanche. [NHL]

• Adam Hall signs a 1-year deal with the Lightning. [Lightning Strikes]

• The Dallas Stars have re-signed defenseman Brad Lukowich to a one-year, two-way contract, and hired Paul Jerrard as an assistant coach. [CP]

• Buffalo locks up Nathan Gerbe with a 3-year deal. He signed it with a mini-golf pencil that was twice his size. /shortjokes4life [CP]

• George Richards celebrates the Florida Panthers' AHL reunion with San Antonio the only way he knows how: With overt Pee-Wee Herman reference. [On Frozen Pond]

• Finally, here's a hockey-centric commercial for Sweden's second most popular beer, Falcon. The most popular? You guessed it: Michelob Holmstrom.

Falcon - Hockey from Bobby on Vimeo.

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