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Puck Headlines: Pegula on Penn St., bad own-goal, Sedins not soft?

Philadelphia Flyers assistant coach Craig Berube caught a 200-pound grouper on a fishing trip today. Or, more to the point, he waited around doing nothing, hoping that his opponent would eventually swallow the bait. [@NHLFlyers]

Daniel Alfredsson(notes), No. 11 for the Ottawa Senators, looks ready to go for 11-11-11 after -all. [Sportsnet]

Buffalo Sabres owner, Penn State alumni and Penn State benefactor Terry Pegula released a statement today: "The events that are unfolding at Penn State University are deeply troubling and a matter of great concern to me and my wife Kim.  As many have expressed, our primary concern is for the individuals and families who may have been victimized. Penn State's reputation has been severely tarnished. We are encouraged to see the University trustees have begun the process of restoring integrity and trust in the institution. This process will take a period of time and trust will need to be re-earned as a result of these recent disclosures. Penn State is supported by millions of students, alumni, faculty, staff and administrators. Our own support for Penn State and its hockey program is well known and will continue. We expect the University will carry out its educational mission with high standards and integrity." [Dave Davis was wondering where this was]

• Why the Tampa Bay Lightning's 1-3-1 is bad for the NHL. [Backhand Shelf]

• Why the Lightning are "supposed" to be the bad guy. [Raw Charge]

Brent Burns(notes) would like the Minnesota Wild to "lose every game." [Working The Corners]

• Awesome news about the NHL's new TV partnership with former HBO exec Ross Greenburg. Lots and lots of possibilities here for "30 for 30" and "24/7"-esque stuff. [NHL]

Washington Capitals Coach Bruce Boudreau said the best way to address Alex Semin's penalty problem was to take ice time away from him, which he claimed he did in the loss to Dallas. His math may have been a little fuzzy. [Japers' Rink]

• Tyler Dellow dives into court documents and finds that former NHLer Garrett Burnett used steroids: "I'm ambivalent about steroids as a moral issue but if the question is how credible the denials of a problem with steroids are, when you've got a doctor giving evidence that a 29 year old guy has 'toxic effects of previous anabolic steroid use…in January of 2004' and a judge finding that a player used steroids to enhance his performance as a professional athlete, it seems to me to certainly raise some questions." [mc79hockey]

• Are the Sedins soft players? The numbers indicate that's not necessarily the case. "The popular narrative that the Sedins are soft and that it was the Bruins' physical play that shut down their production in the Final does not seem sufficient in the face of this evidence. Canucks fans should not fear a more physical approach from the opposition, particularly if it results in the kind of power-play performance we saw against Chicago. The Sedins aren't afraid of getting hit; we shouldn't be afraid of it either." [Pass It To Bulis]

• The Dallas Stars are "fast tracking" their sale to Tom Gaglardi with the hope that they can announce it by Nov. 21. [Heika]

• Oh, calm down about the Detroit Red Wings' struggles: Look at the shooting percentages. [Winging It in Motown]

• Terry Murray would like to see another active offensive effort from his defense against the Vancouver Canucks tonight. [LA Kings Insider]

• The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated right wing Jared Boll(notes) off injured reserve, Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Scott Howson announced. [Jackets]

• Stat Nerd Alert: Really cool look at primary vs. secondary assists. [Arctic Ice Blast]

• Rookie Adam Henrique(notes) is rolling for the New Jersey Devils. [ILWT]

• "The Stepan-Anisimov-Gaborik troika is lighting the goal lamp like the Rangers' Goal-a-Game (GAG) Line of Jean Ratelle, Vic Hadfield, and Rod Gilbert did in the early '70s." [NY Times]

• The Vancouver Canucks had a Manny Malhotra(notes) problem. [Nucks Misconduct]

• General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have claimed defenseman Taylor Chorney(notes) off waivers from the St. Louis Blues and have assigned defenseman Colten Teubert(notes) to Oklahoma City. [Oilers]

Jean-Sebastien Giguere(notes) declares tonight's Colorado Avalanche game against the New York Islanders to be a "must win" in order to "stop the bleeding." [All Things Avs]

Dave Bolland(notes) is out for the Chicago Blackhawks against the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight with a leg injury. Bryan Bickell(notes) is back from healthy scratchville. [ESPN Chicago]

• Finally, Belarus pulled its goalie on a delayed penalty. A player went behind the goal line and tried to feed the point. You can imagine where it goes from here. ("He fixes the cable?")

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