Semin to AHL; Q & A with Ho Sang; trading Ducks goalie(s)? (Puck Headlines)



• No one decided to take a chance on Alex Semin as he’s cleared waivers and been assigned to the St. John’s of the AHL. [Eyes on the Prize]

• Q & A with oft-criticized New York Islanders prospect Josh Ho Sang on his dismissal from camp, the media attention, and more. [Buzzing the Net]

• Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Kasperi Kapanen will head to Team Finland’s World Juniors camp. [Leafs Nation]

• Veteran NHLer Jan Hejda joins Manny Malhotra and signs a PTO with the AHL’s Lake Erie Monsters. [Monsters]

• Fans are funding a GoFundMe account to pay Brandon Prust’s fine should just light their cash on fire. [Vice Sports]

• Mike Green returns to DC for the first time since becoming a Detroit Red Wing. [Japers’ Rink]

• Ontario Women’s Hockey Association is facing scrutiny after fans yelled racial slurs to an official at a youth hockey game. [CBC News]

• Really beautiful pictures and story about playing hockey on a mountain top; the participants had to be helicoptered in. [NY Times]

• Great chat with the affable – if you’re not playing against him – Jarome Iginla. [The Hockey Writers]

• Who are the Top 5 underappreciated players in the NHL? [CBS Sports]

• Don’t begin to compare the Carolina Hurricanes situation to that of the Atlanta Thrashers. [Sportsnet]

• Andrew MacDonald is back up with the Philadelphia Flyers and is trying to stay there. [Courier Post]

• How the fans waiting for the Chicago Blackhawks practice made a beginners skating class anxiety-ridden for those who participated. [Chicago Now]

• Markus Naslund, Brendan Morrison and Todd Bertuzzi, a.k.a. The West Coast Express, talk about their time as one of the most heralded lines in Vancouver Canucks history. [The Province]

• Mike Hoffman is showing why he’s worth the $3.4-million he requested during arbitration. [Senshot]

• Rumors are Frederik Andersen and Anton Khudobin are available for trade. Should the Anaheim Ducks actually pull the trigger considering John Gibson’s great play as of late? [Anaheim Calling]

• Current Harvard student, and Nashville Predators prospect, Jimmy Vesey, reaffirms his commitment to the Preds organization. [The Tennessean]

• Has the Pittsburgh Penguins Cup window closed? [Pens Initiative]

• Zoe Hickel is a budding hockey star and avid outdoors(wo)man in her home of Anchorage, Alaska. [AK Sporting Journal]

• The NWHL has placed a premium on philanthropic efforts for the league, its players and teams. [Today’s Slapshot]

• Life of an emergency backup goaltender, Tate Maris. [The Sin Bin]

• Previewing the week ahead in Los Angeles Kings hockey, and oddly, yet appropriate for the site, historical references to California’s Pacific Fruit Express. [The Royal Half]

• Buy, sell or hold Eastern Conference defensemen in your fantasy hockey league. [Dobber]

• Finally, here’s Traktor’s Alexander Rybakov with a sick assist on this Maxim Yakutseny goal: