Here are your Evening 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.
NOTE: On Monday, Puck Daddy will return to normal posting as Wyshynski returns from his vacation. Be prepared, as it's been a few days since we've had something about the Washington Capitals, Sidney Crosby, or Martin Brodeur. Thanks as always for reading and participating.
-So, those NHL-to-ESPN rumors that recently came out: not true according to someone that actually works for the WWL. You would have thought ESPN would have been contacted before the rumors first came out, but that would require using an actual quote. (Fanhouse)
-An interview with legendary Hall of Fame coach of the junior hockey coach Brian Kilrea of the Ottawa 67's, who will be retiring this season after 32 years behind the bench. (CBC)
-Kevin Paul Dupont speculates on the future salary cap and the possible concessions that NHL players might have to concede. (Boston Globe)
-Someone in NHL.com's headline creating department might want to double check that definition on "gras". (The Flyer Frequent)
-Scotty Hockey finds it in the goodness of his heart to applaud the Montreal fans that gave Martin Brodeur a standing ovation last night after he tied Patrick Roy's record of 551 wins. (Scotty Hockey)
-Don Cherry gets in the spirit of things and dresses up for St. Patrick's Day.:
-"Brian Burke" (emphasis on the quotes) tweet of the day: "Just talked to Steve Simmons. He actually says ‘dot dot dot' between each sentence." (Twitter)
-Finally, here's a fight between Florida's Ville Peltonen and Tampa Bay's Evgeny Artyukhin. You can tell Artyukhin was holding back at first, given the fact that he has about six inches and over 70 pounds on Peltonen, but finally make his point quickly in five punches: