Minnesota Wild, angry coaches and Maple Leafs (Puck Daddy Countdown)

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Ryan Lambert) — (Ed. Note: The column formerly known as the Puck Daddy Power Rankings. Ryan Lambert takes a look at some of the biggest issues and stories in the NHL, and counts them down.)   8. Outdoor games Wow, finally an outdoor game with Chicago. Finally an outdoor game with Philadelphia. Finally an outdoor game with Pittsburgh. It's been more than a year since we saw all of these teams play...
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Marek Vs. Wyshynski: Vulgar chants about Sidney Crosby with Dave Lozo!

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) — I t's a Wednesday edition of  Marek vs. Wyshynski  podcast, in which we discussed:   - Wysh and guest host Dave Lozo of Uproxx and Vice Sports are talking hockey! - The Martin Brodeur number retirement ceremony, in all its glory.  - Oh, hey, the New Jersey Devils fans have a new vulgar chant about Sidney Crosby.  - Breaking down the Dion Phaneuf trade even more. - The People vs. O.J....
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Matt Bartkowski's mom talks Sedins, Canadians eating geese in hilarious interview

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Josh Cooper) — Matt Bartkowski’s mother’s became a bit of a sensation in Vancouver when she was interviewed during the Vancouver Canucks’ 3-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche. It’s the team’s mothers trip, and the players have their mothers with them. On Wednesday they play at the Arizona Coyotes. With a high-pitched, exuberant voice Beth Bartkowski finished the interview screaming, “This is the high life!...
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Speirs out as NWHL COO, alleged to have spread rumors to cause issues for league

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Jen Neale) — As Kate Cimini of Today's Slapshot reported earlier , COO and acting-GM of the Connecticut Whale, George Speirs, is out of both roles and no longer in business with the league. An anonymous source close to the situation tells Puck Daddy the move to sever the relationship with Speirs was one that became painfully apparent after Speirs took over as general manager for the Whale in December. ...
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Yahoo Daily Fantasy Hockey: Bargains and values for Wednesday

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Yahoo Sports Staff) — by Neil Parker It is a light night on the ice Wednesday, and the marquee matchup between Pittsburgh and New York is sure to garner the majority of real-world attention. Vancouver visits the Coyotes on the wrong end of back-to-back road games, and Arizona has been sitting on its fourth consecutive loss since Friday. The third game features the run-and-gun Senators against the...
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Alex Edler and Brandon Sutter leave Canucks trip after injuries

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Josh Cooper) — The Vancouver Canucks were bit badly by the injury bug in their 3-1 Tuesday night win over the Colorado Avalanche.  On Wednesday the team announced defenseman Alex Edler and forward Brandon Sutter both left the team’s road trip because of injuries sustained in the game. Edler suffered a fractured fibula and Sutter suffered a fractured jaw. The Canucks did not give a timeline for both...
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Study: Todd Ewen's brain did not show signs of CTE

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Sean Leahy) — Todd Ewen’s brain did not show signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), according to a Canadian Concussion Centre report released on Wednesday. "These results indicate that in some athletes, multiple concussions do not lead to the development of CTE," said Dr. Lili-Naz Hazrati, a neuropathologist who conducted the autopsy.  "Our findings continue to show that concussions can affect...
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Foley 'naive' on expansion; Jokinen critical of DoPS; when goalies have to 'go' (Puck Headlines)

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Jen Neale) — 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. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at  puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com . I'm not saying Mike Yeo is a bad coach but change is due in Minny #YeomustGo pic.twitter.com/1GsdYh9lvt — Zenon Konopka (@ZenonKonopka) ...
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LA Kings place Christian Ehrhoff on waivers

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Josh Cooper) — The Los Angeles Kings have placed defenseman Christian Ehrhoff and his $1.5 million salary cap hit on waivers. The Kings signed the 33-year-old Ehrhoff in the summer to add NHL level depth on their blueline. At times he’s been a healthy scratch this season and recently found himself buried on the team’s depth chart with the acquisition of Luke Schenn in January.  The left-handed Ehrhoff...
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Jaden Schwartz set to return to Blues after 49-game absence

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Sean Leahy) — Jaden Schwartz will return to the St. Louis Blues lineup on Friday to play his first game since fracturing an ankle during an October practice.  Schwartz’s 49-game absence has been part a season for the Blues where injuries have been far too common. As of Monday, St. Louis was fourth in the NHL in man-games lost with 201, according to ManGamesLost.com . Patrik Berglund, Steve Ott, Paul...
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In praise of Maple Leafs’ roster demolition crew

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) — When Brian Burke was hired as Toronto Maple Leafs general manager in 2010, he stood before two distinct paths.   One led to a burning city. Total destruction. An inhabitable place in the short term, but one that could be rebuilt from the embers into something glorious. The other led to a rickety, termite-infested ranch-style home that smelled of sewage and had squatters that wouldn’t...
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Watch Dmitri Yudin embarrass KHL goalie on behind net deke (Video)

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) — Dmitri Yudin is a 20-year-old defenseman for SKA in the KHL. Entering last Friday’s game against Ugra, he had one career goal in 123 games.  In other words, he’s not exactly the guy you’d expect to unleash a wicked little deke move while going behind the net, as evidenced by the reaction of goalie Georgy Gelashvili on said wicked little deke move. (We call this “ Marek Malik Syndrome .”) ...
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NHL - Atlantic Division - Buyers and sellers at trade deadline

ESPN: NHL Is Steven Stamkos on his way out of Tampa? Could he land with another team in the Atlantic Division? There are lots of decisions to make in the Atlantic before the trade deadline.
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Guide to the trade deadline for the Atlantic Division teams - NHL

$ESPN: NHL Insider Hockey Prospectus examines each Atlantic Division team's status as buyer or seller ahead of the trade deadline, as well as top targets and assets.
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NHL Three Stars: Kings crush Bruins in Lucic's return; Habs on a win streak

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Josh Cooper) — No. 1 Star: Milan Lucic, Los Angeles Kings The former Boston Bruins bruiser scored one goal, added an assist and was a plus-2 in return to the place he called home for eight years . The Kings drubbed the Bruins 9-2, firing 57 shots on goal. The last time the Bruins allowed that many shots on goal was March 18, 1965 against the Detroit Red Wings.    No. 2 Star: Ben Scrivens, Montreal...
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