CBC to cut 657 jobs; Seidenberg skates; Leonsis dines on crow (Puck Headlines)

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• Trevor Linden showing the length of John Tortorella’s leash.

• Losing the rights to Hockey Night in Canada plus a decrease in government funding will cause the CBC to cut 657 jobs over the next two years. Many layoffs will come from the sports division of the network. Also announced, the CBC will no longer pursue the broadcast rights for major league sports. [CBC News]

• “Obviously I was wrong,” said Ted Leonsis while dining on crow. At the beginning of the season, the Caps owner publicly said the team’s lineup lacked any weaknesses. The Capitals were eliminated from playoff contention on Wednesday night and Mr. Leonsis owns up to his mistake. [Ted’s Take]

• Long-read on marrying tech and hockey from a Silicon Valley perspective. San Jose Sharks COO John Tortora provides insight as to how the Sharks utilize different technology throughout the organization, from scouting to business operations to collaborations between departments. [Silicon Angle]

• Boston’s Dennis Seidenberg skated for the first time since his major ACL and MCL injuries. Don’t get your hopes up too high, Bruins fans. Claude Julien says he’s still far from game-ready. [Boston Globe]

• Erik Karlsson explains why he declines to give autographs from time-to-time. [Tumblr]

• Want to workout like an NHL’er? Mike Mejia tells you how to do so. Say ‘hello’ to the ER doctor for us. [Stack Coaches & Trainers]

• Remember that whole Adam Oates and Jaroslav Halak deal where Oates said Halak said he wasn’t comfortable playing against St. Louis, the goalie’s former team? Halak’s agent, the always boisterous Allan Walsh, released a statement voicing his displeasure with Oates divulging the conversation, BUT the conversation never happened in the first place. Wrap your mind around that. [Caps Insider]

• Veteran NHL linesman Vaughan Rody reached out to a young referee who was attacked on the ice during a game in Manitoba. The alleged attack is still under investigation. [CTV Winnipeg]

• Winging It In Motown continues it’s series of breaking down the NHL Rulebook by covering minor penalties. The series is like the Cliff’s Notes of the NHL, but with slightly more foul language. [WIIM]

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