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Puck Headlines: Carey Price vs. pink pads; Doughty still out

• Oh, now this is clever: Bruins Hockey Now presents, ahem, the "real" reason why Nathan Horton(notes) went off on Tim Gleason(notes) the other day. "It's the story of Angry Horts, and he needs your help to vanquish the evil Tim Gleason. Can you lead Angry Horts and the Band of Bros to the promised land, and free the rhinestone t-shirts in time to hit the clubs?" [Bruins Hockey Now]

Carey Price(notes) is 0-6 while wearing his pink and white breast cancer awareness pads. They're a "game-time decision" for Wednesday. Superstitious goalies, FTW.[Globe & Mail]

• Is there any hope for the Columbus Blue Jackets to get out of their slump? "As they get healthy, they're going to be a little stronger on offense. If other teams consistently trot out their backup goalies, the Jackets might be able to score a little bit." [The Cannon]

• What about the return of James Wisniewski(notes) on Tuesday night? "He has a swagger that the Blue Jackets can sorely use, not just in the hush-quiet dressing room but on the ice. For a supposed puck-possession club, the Jackets have spent long stretches in most games on the back of their skates." [Dispatch]

• Big doings for the Nashville Predators: Mr. Carrie Underwood and defenseman Francis Bouillon(notes) are back off IR for Tuesday night's tilt against the San Jose Sharks. [On The Forecheck]

• The Chicago Blackhawks are 0 for 6 in shootouts, and it's getting a little annoying. "It's frustrating after losing in a shootout because it's almost like it's a real loss and you didn't get anything out of it," Patrick Kane(notes) said. "If you win those shootouts, everyone's excited and upbeat and everyone thinks you played a great game. When you lose in a shootout, it's like there's a lot of work that needs to be done." [Sun Times]

Dan Carcillo(notes) plans on a little duck hunting Tuesday night against Anaheim. [PHT]

Drew Doughty(notes) will not be in the lineup for the Kings on Tuesday night. In other news, Rich Hammond has a Coldplay headline fetish. [LA Kings Insider]

• This was a rather poorly kept secret, but the NHL draft is coming to Pittsburgh. [Rossi]

• Interesting wrinkle in the Quebec City arena situation: There's a court challenge against the fact that the Quebecor's contract with the city wasn't the result of a bidding process. [Gazette]

• Tuesday's bit of frivolous hockey fun, via Mental Floss: Hockey Hall of Famer or Dental Pioneer. [Mental Floss, via James Hines]

• Now this is a good use of a slideshow: The most disappointing players to ever wear a Vancouver Canucks jersey. Marco Sturm(notes) is among them. [Sun]

• Twitter-savvy Allan Walsh has a Roman Polak(notes) parody account shut down ... only to have an Allan Walsh parody account grow in its place. [STL Game Time]

• Another "how the NHL can benefit from the NBA lockout" piece: "Who knows the NBA and players union could come to an agreement in a week and this article is irrelevant, but for now the opportunity for the NHL is there. Hopefully they take the bull by the horns and look to attract as many new viewers as possible." [Hockey Writers, via Wayne in Tuskegee]

• Hockey hazing scandal results in fines and suspensions. [CTV]

• With Tyler Ennis(notes) out, the Buffalo Sabres are inserting Matt Ellis(notes) and shuffling around their power play. [Sabres Edge]

Puck Headlines: Carey Price vs. pink pads; Doughty still out

• We're putting out the call again for your hockey-related pumpkins, decorations and costumes. Email us at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com; some prizes for the best stuff, 'natch. (Thanks to reader 'jonescraft' for this "Panth-o-Lantern," writing "This is my Halloween pumpkin I made for me and my fiancee. We are both season ticket holders for our Florida Panthers.")

New York Rangers president and general manager Glen Sather announced Tuesday that defenseman Brendan Bell(notes) has been assigned to the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL). [Rangers]

• David Staples covers the public hearing about Edmonton's proposed new arena, offering his own commentary. [Cult of Hockey]

• Via Philadelphia Sports Daily, Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov(notes) perfectly captures the experience of the modern day sports writer. [.mp3, via PSD]

• Some line shuffling for the Minnesota Wild as well, with Cal Clutterbuck(notes) moved back with Mikko Koivu(notes) and Dany Heatley(notes). [Russo]

Evgeni Malkin(notes) is a gametime decision for the Pittsburgh Penguins. [Newsday]

• Anytime you're ready Radim Vrbata(notes). The season started a while ago. [Arizona Republic]

• Claude Noel on the Winnipeg Jets' plan for success: "The next step is to get us to win games." [QMI]

• "Stupid Rumors and Big Name Goaltending - Or Why Fans Of Other Teams Should Shut Up About How They're Going to Get Zach Parise(notes)." [ILWT]

• In which Los Angeles Kings fans openly court Zach Parise, including 'shopping the New Jersey Devils captain into a Kings uniform. What will land this prestigious player? Why, a package that includes Jonathan Bernier(notes), of course. [The 110 Report, via Michael Castillo]

Brett Connolly(notes) has one more chance to impress the Tampa Bay Lightning before it's decision time about a return to juniors. He's played well enough to stay, but it all comes down to burning off a year of his rookie deal. [Lightning Strikes]

• The Washington Capitals appear to have finally found a balance between their star players and their grunts. [Japers Rink]

Mike Green(notes) and his bum ankle will travel with the Capitals on their Western Canada road trip. [Capitals Insider]

• Down Goes Brown on the NHL's new coaches. On Mike Yeo of the Minnesota Wild: "While his insistence that his players always contribute to charitable causes for the less fortunate is admirable, he probably should have clarified that he didn't mean losing games to the Ottawa Senators." [DGB]

Ryan Carter(notes) is a bit like Chris Bourque(notes): Tell us when he's not being waived. [On Frozen Pond]

• Bib Jones, a porn star, spilled details of her dalliances with pro athletes … including Paul Bissonnette(notes), who denies he slept with her. [Deadspin via Vicky Valderrama]

• Finally, via Flyers Goal Scored By …, this Danny Markov fight nearly reaches Semin Bongos.

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