The union of Phuthbert; Seven years of Clarkson; So your team signed Matt Cooke (Puck Headlines)

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• Elisha Cuthbert and Dion Phaneuf got married. This short article features the line "The 'Happy Endings' star has found her happy beginning." Barf. [USA Today]

• Welcome to your Clarkson years, Toronto. Some will be better than others. [The Globe & Mail]

• Why did Daniel Alfredsson leave? [6th Sens]

• One way to avoid the heartbreak of legends like Daniel Alfredsson leaving you: embrace your existential angst and stop believing in heroes. [Senators Xtra]

• Speaking of existential angst, that's what you get when your team signs Matt Cooke. [Star Tribune]

• The Cooke signing is especially disappointing when juxtaposed with what the Wild did last year. [First Round Bust]

• Georges Laraque will be running for office in Montreal under the Green Party. [Postmedia]

• Bobby Ryan on his trade to Ottawa: "I'm relieved ... I needed to start over. I needed it desperately." [Anaheim Calling]

• Awesome idea: Mikhail Grabovski to Washington. [Japers' Rink]

• Jim Nill has poached the Detroit Red Wings' director of amateur scouting to join him in Dallas. [MLive]

• The Columbus Blue Jackets are now a cap team. Last time that happened, it didn't work out so well. But there's optimism this time. [Dark Blue Jacket]

• Alex Ovechkin: King of the world. [RMNB]

• What do the Pittsburgh Penguins do next? [The Hockey Writers]

• Were the Florida Panthers smart to let Stephen Weiss walk? [The Rat Trick]

• Viktor Stalberg is stoked on his new opportunity in Nashville. [Smashville 24/7]

• Dave Lozo on the winners and losers of free agency. [Backhand Shelf]

• Lets offer sheet everybody. [Mile High Hockey]

• Loui Eriksson on waiving his no-trade to go to Boston. "It was an easy decision for me to make that decision to go and play with Boston. I know it’s a good team. They really wanted me too. I’m really looking forward to it.” [Boston Globe]

• Eric Lindros: Hall of Famer? [Toronto Sun]

• Don't forget to vote in the Hockey Fights end-of-year awards. [Hockey Fights]

• Alex Edler on returning to Vancouver next year: "Everyone is tense." Yep. [Nucks Misconduct]

• Roberto Luongo broke his silence over the weekend, not that he said anything. [PITB]

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