Maloney debunks Scott conspiracies; Bouwmeester back; Vegas All-Star Game? (Puck Headlines)


• J.J. Watt makes Claude Giroux look like a small bearded child. [Houston Texans]

• Arizona Coyotes GM Don Maloney responds to John Scott trade conspiracy theories. [AZ Sports]

• “John Scott trade is a punch in the face for NHL fans.” (Or as the league sees it, the NHL wants to punch Wyshynski in the face.) [Puck Junk]

• Good news for the St. Louis Blues, Jay Bouwmeester is coming back to the team after suffering a concussion last week. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]

• One way to get the NHL stars to want to attend the All-Star Game? Put it in Vegas. This could actually happen sooner than one might think. [Sin Bin]

• Big news in the hockey analytics world, War On Ice is shutting down operations in the upcoming months. [War-On-Ice]

• With the announcement from War On Ice, what’s the future like for other independent hockey analytics sites? [Hockey Analysis]

• Penguins recall Derrick Pouliot from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton after David Warsofsky was Tim Peel’d yesterday. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

• Bryan Bickell cleared waivers (again) and was assigned to the Rockford IceHogs (again). [Second City Hockey]

• Going home to play for your local NHL team has its own special set of headaches. [SI]

• Kris Letang has missed 136 games over four years due to health issues. The Pittsburgh Penguins continue to rely on him more to help push them over the top. What’s his take on all of it? [Sportsnet]

• Andrew Ference uses ‘Pride Tape’ on his hockey stick to show his support for the LGBTQ community. [UpWorthy]

• Ottawa’s Hockey Analytics Conference shows why there is so much left to be discovered in the field of fancy stats. [CBC]

• “Save percentage and the lies we tell ourselves.” [In Goal Mag]

• New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh has a Dan Girardi problem. [Blueshirt Banter]

• With his NHL career over, Patrik Stefan relocates to Detroit to be an agent and youth hockey coach. [Detroit Free Press]

• Athletes having seizures has become an all too frequent occurrence. Following a healthy training regimen is key to prevention. [The Blade]

• Who are the worst fantasy hockey performers in the second half of the season? The answers will surprise you. [Dobber]

• Buffalo Beauts massive comeback victory propels the team out of last place. [Today’s Slapshot]

• A look back at Ryan Johansen’s time in Columbus. [Buckeye State Hockey]

• Finally, via M LiveFIIIIIIIGHT!!! The Ohio State-Michigan rivalry isn’t limited to football: