Sharks dressing room drama; Bruins cap-crunch; Bylsma finally speaks (Puck Headlines)

Jen Neale
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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.

• Former NHL goaltender Jamie McLennan and others pay their respects at the final resting place of Pavol Demitra. Demitra, along with 43 others, were killed in a plane crash nearly three years ago in Yaroslavl, Russia. A group of Slovakian All Stars and former St. Louis Blues are playing three exhibition games in Slovakia to honor his career and to raise money for youth hockey in the area. [NHL]

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• The San Jose Sharks are like a fixer-upper house. The only problem is they're doing a lot of tearing down and less building back up. Now the dressing room is need of a serious remodel. Need proof? Here's a quote from GM Doug Wilson, "There’s a comment that was made by a group of my players, that we were co-workers and not teammates." [CSN Bay Area]

•  The Boston Bruins are in a cap-crunch, and will have to make a trade some time soon to free up space. They have a plethora of defenseman that could be looking for new homes before camp starts. [Boston Globe]

• Remember Dan Bylsma? He used to coach the Pittsburgh Penguins. In his first interview since his dismissal, he has lunch with Rob Rossi where I suspect Rossi did most of the talking. [Trib Live]

• Elliotte Friedman goes behind the break-up of Tim Leiweke and MLSE. [CBC]

• Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) has tapped Kyle Raftis to replace Kyle Dubas as GM. Dubas was named Toronto assistant to the general manager earlier. Both guys are 28-years-old. I am feeling very unaccomplished. [Buzzing the Net]

• Change is a comin' to the Isle, and it brings along with it a hope of a brighter future for the franchise. [Islanders Point Blank]

• Ever wonder how your favorite sports videogames program the commentary? Now you'll know from the designer of NHL 15. (SNES NBA Jam still No. 1 in commentary in my book.) [Sports Illustrated]

• "A former Large Hadron Collider researcher brings his knowledge of high-energy collisions to a new EA SPORTS NHL hockey game." If that doesn't interest you, I don't know what will. [Symmetry Magazine]

• Good ol' all-American boy Ryan Suter now owns 1/9th of the Madison Capitals of the USHL. The Suter family has had a hand in the Wisconsin-based franchise in some form or another for a long time. It was only natural the superstar Minnesota Wild defenseman took his turn. [Madison Magazine]

• Pavel Datsyuk trolls BizNasty on Twitter and it is fantastic. [The Score]

• Getting to know LA Kings prospect, from Huntsville, Alabama (of all places), Nic Dowd, by none other than former Battle of California writer, Rudy Kelly. [Jewels from the Crown]

• "Patrick Sharp has been a key to success here in Chicago. He’s a key to success over the course of the future. But he needs to play like last seasons Patrick Sharp. He also needs to make sure there’s gas left in the tank when it comes playoff time, because that’s when the more taxing games come around. And that’s when Patrick Sharp is needed the most." [Blackhawk Up]

• Highly sought-after free agent Kevin Hayes signed with the Rangers. Here's his fantasy impact and the players he is competing against to make the roster out of camp. [Dobber Hockey]

• Is it time for the Toronto Maple Leafs to part ways with Tyler Bozak? According to fancy stats (apparently, the Leafs new go-to methodology) it spurs an interesting debate. [Leafs Nation]

• Is Vladimir Tkachev destined to be an Edmonton Oiler? They sure hope so. He's a 'young Russian winger with substantial talent'. Where have we heard that before...? [Oilers Nation]

• Former NHL defenseman Milan Jurcina has made his way over to the KHL. The 31-year-old is currently on a tryout contract with Dynamo Riga. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]

• Corey Sznajder is crazy... crazy awesome. He records and analyzes the zone entries and zone exits for EVERY NHL game. Even cooler, he became inspired to do this after reading the blog, Broadstreet Hockey. [TSN]

• Finally, via Reddit, a Friday special. It's an oldie but a goodie:

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