Foley ‘naive’ on expansion; Jokinen critical of DoPS; when goalies have to ‘go’ (Puck Headlines)


• Mike Yeo’s relationship with the rabbit community is irrevocably broken. Zenon Konopka helped his furry friend without opposable thumbs write this protest. Yeo’s response? “I really don’t care what he says … I will say that I was very disappointed to see Hoppy holding that sign.” [@ZenonKonopka]

• Bill Foley, leading the charge to get an NHL team to Vegas, admits he was “naive” about the league’s expansion process. [LV Review-Journal]

• The Pittsburgh Penguins are being very cautious with Evgeni Malkin’s ‘undisclosed lower body injury.’ He’s not playing the rest of this week. Next week is up in the air, but they’re not willing to say it’s long-term. [Tribune Live]

• Florida Panthers forward Jussi Jokinen was highly critical of the Department of Player Safety for their decision not to discipline Justin Abdelkader for his hit on Aleksander Barkov. [Sun-Sentinel]

• Tanner Glass said outright he’ll be the one to hold Wayne Simmonds accountable for the forward’s actions that left Ryan McDonagh with a concussion. [Broad Street Hockey]

• Pairing newly-acquired Dion Phaneuf with Cody Ceci could be a gamble for the Ottawa Senators that might pay off big or not. [Silver Seven Sens]

• A sincere farewell to the former Toronto Maple Leafs captain who felt the hopes and dreams of a franchise on his shoulders. [Leafs Nation]

• Despite the new arena for the Detroit Red Wings not having a name yet, the Ilitch organization has trademarked the phrases, “The Baddest Bowl” and “The Baddest Bowl in Hockey.” Radical. [Detroit Free Press]

• Dylan Larkin, a.k.a. D-Boss, talks about his epic YouTube video that’s now gone viral. [M Live]

• Jiri Hudler realizes his days with the Calgary Flames are likely numbered as the trade deadline draws closer. [Calgary Sun]

• What is it about Sweden that makes the talent coming out of the country a revelation in the NHL? Victor Hedman gives some first-person insight. [The Players’ Tribune]

• How do goaltenders keep their stomachs settled so they don’t have to go during games? You know you’ve wondered that. [SI]

• A couple former NHL’ers talk about what it’s like being a back up to one of the best goaltenders in the game, Martin Brodeur. [Sportsnet]

• In his Reddit AMA, Washington Capitals analyst Alan May reveals the funniest thing he’s heard between the benches when covering a game. It’s pretty good. [RMNB]

• Criticism of the negative press Jonathan Drouin is receiving and comparing that to other cases on the Colorado Avalanche. [Mile High Hockey]

• Johnny Gaudreau and Taylor Hall were dynamite together in the NHL All-Star Game. Fantasy hockey wise, who is the better bet? [Dobber]

• The Los Angeles Kings, St. Louis Blues, Philadelphia Flyers, and Pittsburgh Penguins all released the 50th Anniversary logos on Tuesday. [Uni-Watch]

• Here’s a problem for the Vancouver Canucks: they need to both trade Dan Hamhuis and keep him. [PITB]

• Is it time for the NCAA to switch from cages to half-shields like junior players in Canada? [Last Word On Sports]

• Marc Stevens of the Guelph Storm went from young guy on a Memorial Cup winning team to a veteran leader on struggling young team. [Buzzing the Net]

• Theo Fleury gives his thoughts on Johnny Manziel and how his own travails throughout life have inspired his country music songs. [Eh Game]

• Heart warming story about U.S. Olympian Kelli Stack and her dog, Shayba, who she rescued while playing in Sochi. [Today’s Slapshot]

• “Grin and bear it: NHL players say losing teeth part of game.” Who knew Brent Burns has ‘cosmetic teeth?’ [USA Today]

• Finally, GoPro’s way too adult sounding “NHL After Dark” series, gets a visit from Evgeni Malkin. The focus is on Geno’s incredible puck handling. (Motion sickness warning.)