Vasilevskiy's conditioning stint; Domi's best friend; ASU's growing pains (Puck Headlines)

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• LOVE THIS. Only one small detail, James Reimer is clearly Malibu from American Gladiators, not Nitro. [@april_reimer]

• Andrei Vasilevskiy, goaltender for the Tampa Bay Lightning, has been assigned to Syracuse for a conditioning stint after undergoing surgery for a pinched vein. [TBO]

• Plans to raise taxes in Canada on high-income earners could impact the decision of stars to sign with Canadian teams. [Ottawa Citizen]

• Awesome story about Max Domi and his diabetic-alert companion dog, Orion. [AZ Central]

• Four surprising stats summarizing Anaheim Ducks’ sluggish start. [Along the Boards]

• If it looks like a Duck, walks like a Duck, it probably means Bruce Boudreau should continue to be in fear for his job. [Pro Hockey News]

• Near perfect headline: "After years as a ghost, Evgeny Kuznetsov is real (and spectacular)." [Washington Post]

• Should the Ottawa Senators be worried about their 1-2-2 home record? [Globe & Mail]

• Diversify your hockey consumption portfolio with Down Goes Brown's NHL stock take. [Grantland]

• Friend of the blog, Dave Lozo, explains the basics of fancy stats in a funny, understandable and totally not boring way! [Vice Sports]

• As a surprise to no one, Mike Milbury announced Seth Jones contract information incorrectly, like, all of it was wrong. [Pred Lines]

• Individual awards are great, but Pekka Rinne is only playing to win the big trophy with his team. [ESPN]

• Vincent Lecavalier is still playing hockey! []

• Fancy stats illuminate the inferno of issues with the Flames. [Sportsnet]

• The Boston Bruins have the second highest goals for per game in the NHL but scoring a ton isn't going to make them a complete success. [WEEI]

• Jared McCann and Jake Virtanen are nearing their 10 game trial and the Vancouver Canucks need to make a decision on what to do with them. [Today's Slapshot]

• Difficult to comprehend that Pittsburgh Penguins rookie Daniel Sprong used to overshadow [American Hero] Jack Eichel. [Buffalo Hockey Beat]

• Arizona State University experiences growing pains and successes as it settles into being the first D1 hockey team out west. [NY Times]

• After not initially reporting to Grand Rapids of the AHL, Daniel Cleary is 'embracing his opportunity' with the team. [Detroit News]

• Michael Leighton's journey through his hockey career has been a struggle at times for him and his family. [ESPN]

• Catching up with part of the Detroit Red Wings 'Russian 5' of yore, Slava Kozlov. [The Hockey Writers]

• "Calgary Hitmen blueliner Jake Bean has brought former NHL GM Cliff Fletcher’s famous “draft schmaft” quote to life in his young hockey career." [Buzzing The Net]

• In depth analysis of Emerson Etem's potential with the New York Rangers. [Blue Seat Blogs]

• Jack Johnson chats about the Columbus Blue Jackets tough season thus far. [The Hockey Writers]

• Brian Mach, the only born and bred Minnesotan official, will officiate his 1,000th NHL game on Friday, in Minnesota, natch. [Star Tribune]

• Colorado Avalanche forward Jack Skille lives out of a suitcase, both on the road and at "home" in Colorado. [Denver Post]

• T.J. Brodie's return to the Calgary Flames lineup should be a point of optimism for the team. [Flames From 80 Feet]

• A look at where NCAA D1 goaltenders commit from. [In Goal Mag]

• Remembering Jimmy Roberts who passed away earlier this week. [St. Louis Game Time]

• Remember the girl who wrote '9 x 9 = Hossa' on her exam? Now she has a clothing line with that as her tag line! [DNA Info]

• Attendance at Florida Panthers games has been a point of contention for years. One fan dives into why that's not a problem for him anymore. [Little Box Cats]

• Finally, Rod Stewart's son Liam is working on a hockey career. (Google 'Rod Stewart' if you have no idea who that is, Millennials.)


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