Legends to celebrate Howe; Preds’ struggles against top teams; ‘Snovechkin’, 5 years later (Puck Headlines)

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.


• Hockey legends arrive in Saskatoon for Gordie Howe tribute dinner. [CP24]

• Prior to this announcement of his decision to have season-ending shoulder surgery, Elliotte Friedman looks at the future of Evander Kane and the Jets. [Sportsnet]

• MAKE THIS HAPPEN, NHL: “Red Wings hoping for an alumni showdown prior to outdoor game against Avalanche next season”. [MLive]

• Are the diving judges unduly tough on P.K. Subban and the Habs? [Globe and Mail]

• “This is about a hockey stick being broken to save a life, or at least a limb, a community’s generosity, two players playing for two different teams in the same game, a bizarre parole and the toughness of hockey players that makes Dirty Harry look like Barney Fife.” Wow. [AL.com]

• Joe Pack talks to Brampton Beast president Cary Kaplan on the reasons for holding ‘Toss Your Jersey’ night and the symbolism behind the behavior. [Upper Body Inquiry]

• Players in the ‘World’s Longest Hockey Game’ are hoping to raise $2.1M for charity. [Edmonton Sun]

• Reliving the Pens-Caps “Snovechkin” game, five years later. [Japers’ Rink]

• Adorable. Sidney Crosby skates with eight-year-old Calgarian. [Calgary Sun]

• Loss to Ducks extends Predators’ struggles against top teams. [Nashville Post]

• Really cool interactive map of Canada showing the best hockey towns based on NHL players that have come from that location. [The 10 and 3]

• Down Goes Brown: In Praise of the NHL’s Negative Value Guy. [Grantland]

• Is Devan Dubnyk the savior of the Wild’s season (and Mike Yeo’s job). [The Pink Puck]

• After battling adversity former OHL player Milan Doczy faces toughest fight yet: ‘Hopefully, I’ll be able to conquer cancer’. [National Post]

• “Will infamous singer Gary Glitter’s latest sex crimes conviction finally convince NHL teams to stop playing his music?” [The Hockey News]

• Avs forward Nathan MacKinnon dropped the gloves for his team last night against the Detroit Red Wings. Patrick Roy probably hopes those instances are few and far between. [Denver Post]

• Regina Pats give province hope to break WHL championship drought. [Buzzing the Net]

• There is a cruel twist of fate when you measure the Maple Leafs’ current 10-game losing streak against the lousy blemishes — and great turnarounds — of the past. [The Star]

• Find out what former Oiler Ryan Smyth is up to these days from the man himself. [Oilers Nation]

• What’s up with David Moss? He has been an ugly combination of unhealthy, unlucky, and unproductive this season for the Arizona Coyotes. [Five for Howling]

• The two best realistic trade options for the Penguins. Good luck guessing who they are. [Hockey Buzz]

• That’s right, Mike Richards is back!!! …on the scoring sheet that is. [The Royal Half]

• Sadly, a trade probably won’t help Richards… according to Lyle Richardson. [Spector’s Hockey]

• Colin Wilson is enjoying breakout season for resurgent Predators. [SB Nation]

• An obit to the former ECHL franchise, the Las Vegas Wranglers. [FOHS Farm Report]

• 5 Standout Moments From ‘Road to the NHL Stadium Series’: Episode 1. [Thx Bud]

• A fantasy hockey look ahead to Week 18 in the NHL. [Dobber Hockey]

• Scotty and Stan Bowman can add movie critics to their resumes. “Bowman and his son, Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman, remember those Soviet teams through the 1970s and 80s. And both loved Chicago native Gabe Polsky’s film, Red Army, which depicted those teams and that time.” [CSN Chicago]

• Finally, the Saddledome was host to thousands of people who attended the Nathan O’Brien Charity Hockey Game Thursday night, complete with former Flames players and superheroes. [Yahoo Canada]