Zetterberg skates; No Oshie for Game 1; Blackhawks chasing dynasty status? (Puck Headlines)

Custom Blackhawks kicks are awesome.


Custom Blackhawks kicks are awesome.

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 15-year-old girl's custom Blackhawks Chucks are better than whatever crap you're wearing on your dumb feet. [DNA Info]

• Dave Tippett will coach Team Canada at the World Championships. [Fox Sports]

Anthony Stolarz has had his stick-swinging suspension lifted so he can play in the Memorial Cup. [Buzzing the Net]

Ilya Bryzgalov didn't have much to say to this columnist about Semyon Varlamov. That's the story. [Denver Post]

• No. T.J. Oshie for Game 1 versus the Blackhawks. I'm stilling setting the over/under on times his shootout in the Olympics gets mentioned at 9.5. [STL Today]

• The Stars looked less like a playoff team in game one and more like a group of kids learning to play the clarinet. [Dallas News]

Henrik Zetterberg won't play in round one for the Red Wings, but he skated with his teammates, and that's a good first step. [MLive]

• The injured Steve Mason will be joining the Flyers in New York. [CSN Philly]

• If the Blackhawks can repeat, are we talking dynasty? [Sun Times]

• Cam Charron on the Western Conference, where the top contenders look like the top pretenders. [Grantland]

• Kris Versteeg goes with a Macklemore cut for his playoff hairdo. [CSN Chicago]

• Rick Nash wants to eat the Stanley Cup, I think. "I’m as hungry as ever to get that championship," he said. [Rangers Report]

• On the problem of evaluating goalies. "Despite goaltending’s outsize impact on the outcomes of hockey games, it’s extremely hard to say exactly which goalies are truly good or bad at their jobs." [Five Thirty Eight

• Ex-NHLer Dmitry Yushkevich takes a head coaching job in the KHL. [RSport]

• Nick Costonika on Ryan Miller, weirdly detail-oriented goalie. [Yahoo]

• James Mirtle on puck possession, and how imporant it is to a long playoff run. [The Globe & Mail]

• It's also the key to the Toronto Maple Leafs getting good. [National Post]

• Here's a great playoff pump-up for San Jose Sharks fans.

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