Stars re-sign Roussel; Tim Peel's day on Twitter; Lundqvist selling penthouse (Puck Headlines)

Hockey at the 1928 Olympics, courtesy Reddit Hockey.


Hockey at the 1928 Olympics, courtesy Reddit Hockey.

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.

• This is a really cool photo of hockey at the 1928 Olympics. [Reddit Hockey

• More on the Soo Greyhounds saying goodbye to Kyle Dubas. He'll be helping them install his replacement. [Buzzing the Net]

• Chris Johnston on the Dubas hire: "To deny the significance of possession stats in hockey is to be on the wrong side of history. Before Tuesday morning, the Toronto Maple Leafs were on the wrong side of history." [Sportsnet]

• The Dallas Stars have avoided arbitration with Antoine Roussel, signing the feisty winger to a four-year, $8 million contract. [Defending Big D]

• Everybody's favourite NHL referee Tim Peel (certainly our favourite) may have been on Twitter today. If it was really him, here's what went down: he hopped on, then had to shut it down almost right away because the CBA doesn't allow him to tweet. Once again, we wonder if Tim Peel knows the rules. [Sporting News]

Henrik Lundqvist is selling his insane Hell's Kitchen penthouse. It can be yours for about $7 million. [NY Rangers Blog]

• P.A. Parenteau calls joining the Montreal Canadiens a dream come true, which is what he was supposed to say. [TSN]

• The Anaheim Ducks have signed Sami Vatanen to a two-year, $2.5 million contract. [Anaheim Calling]

• Al Montoya hopes to be the next Cory Schneider, in the sense that he steals Roberto Luongo's job: “The coach and the team knows what I’m capable of and when I’m called, I’m going out there to win games. I’m not just there to give Roberto a night off, I’m there to help the team move forward. I’m looking forward to the challenge. I think things are headed in the right direction. I haven’t seen my best yet.” [Miami Herald]

• Philadelphia laywer Andrew Barroway has reportedly made a huge offer for the New York Islanders. [The Score]

• The Flames have avoided arbitration with Joe Colborne, signing the big centre to a two-year deal. [Matchsticks & Gasoline]

• Dale Tallon on Aaron Ekblad: ""I'm really impressed with his hands. I knew he was a well-rounded player, but I'm really happy with his skills … how he handles the biscuit, how he moves it and how he shoots it." [Sun-Sentinel]

• Blackhawks president and CEO John McDonough on the seventh annual Blackhawks convention: "I think one of the missions of the Blackhawks Convention is to humanize these guys. Again, make them have a common man's touch to professional sports. If there is any innocence left in professional sports — and I'm not sure that there is — I truly believe that it's in hockey. [CSN Chicago]

• Logan Couture hypothesizes that the devastating loss to the Kings will motivate the Sharks. I should hope so. [PHT]

• In which Mike Modano is informed of Ronald Reagan's untimely passing a decade ago. [Deadspin]

• Now in its third year, Dominic Moore's smashfest charity continues to grow. [Canadian Press]


• You may remember this excellent video is from 2010, but it's still amazingly topical. NBC's broadcast schedule remains almost completely Canada-free, with the Leafs and Canadiens making it on national television in the States just twice each, and every other Canadian team completely shut out: 

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