Rangers fly together; Kane, Toews extensions coming; AHL going West (Puck Headlines)

Rangers fly together.


Rangers fly together.

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.

• No wonder the Rangers won last night. They invoked the never-say-die attitude of the Mighty Ducks. Flying V! [Reddit]

• The hockey gods hate Dan Girardi. Probably because he's overpaid. The hockey gods are very budget-conscious. [Sportsnet]

• Drew Doughty on Game 5: "We just need to come out with our best effort of the series, and if we do, I'm pretty confident that we'll win that game." Problem is the Kings did that in Game 4 and they lost. Hockey! [LA Times]

• Stan Bowman expects to have Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane signed by the end of the month. [Chicago Sun-Times]

• Once more, with feeling: stop handing out the Cup, Bettman. We know you need boos to fuel your core, but it's a weird downer moment. [The Hockey News]

• Alain Vigneault referenced the Netflix coach speech prior to Game 4, Netflix took credit for the win. 

• How luck has become the new god of the gaps in hockey. [Deadspin

• Why Ryan Kesler's trade demand could be a blessing for the Canucks. [PITB]

• Ian Mendes on the inevitable breakup between Jason Spezza and the Ottawa Senators. [TSN]

• The AHL's Western migration plans are ongoing. Dave Andrews, on our very own Marek vs. Wyshynski podcast: "As you can imagine, there are a lot of moving parts to figuring out a way to relocate five teams out to the West Coast. We have essentially agreed with those teams on a framework in which we would see it happen, but there are a number of transactions that have to play out before it's going to happen. In terms of a timeframe, 2015-16 is possible. But a lot has to fall into place before that's going to happen." [Penn Live]

• The WHL has adopted the NHL's playoff format. Here are the pros and cons. [Buzzing the Net]

• Lesbian hockey player Charline Labonte, who won gold with Canada at the Olympics, talks about the acceptance she felt in Sochi. [Out Sports]

• Shocking: being an ice girl sort of sucks. [Mother Jones]

• David Poile on trading Shea Weber: "We're keeping him, we're building our franchise around him. I think we've got one of the best young defences in the league. I think he's got an excellent chance of winning the Norris Trophy in 11 or 12 days from now. Why wouldn't we build our team around him? That's exactly what we're doing. We just need one or two forwards and when we get that, you'll be saying, 'Imagine that someone ever thought they would trade Shea Weber?' No, we are not trading Shea Weber." But seriously, though, Weber to Philadelphia, right? [Canadian Press]

• The Penguins have hired Jason Karmanos as their VP of Hockey operations. The plundering of the Carolina Hurricanes continues. [Washington Times]

• Now here's a mayoral Stanley Cup bet I can get behind. [The Onion]

• Adopt John Carlson's puppies! [RMNB]

• This guy could have been yours if you quit playin', Pittsburgh:

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