Johnson out for season; Peverley’s life after hockey; is parity good? (Puck Headlines)


• What Chewie looks like going to a job interview on (or near) St. Paddy’s day. [@SanJoseSharks]

• Jack Johnson will have shoulder surgery and is on the shelf for the rest of the season. [Blue Jackets]

• GMs want answers on the “Patrick Kane loophole” that allowed the Chicago Blackhawks to overspend the cap prior to the playoffs. [TSN]

• Recalling the terrifying night Rich Peverley’s life changed forever, and how it impacted his family, teammates, and especially, his coach. [ESPN]

• The Las Vegas practice facility has changed locations to a larger rink with four ice sheets. Perhaps at the NHL’s request…? [The Sin Bin

• If the CHL just used their rulebook, they wouldn’t have to debate fighting in the league. [Buzzing the Net]

• Down Goes Brown: Is NHL’s competitive balance a good thing? [Sportsnet]

• Al MacInnis believes Colton Parayko should be receiving more Calder love than he is. [Calgary Sun

• Looking at a play and breaking down from the points of view of a traditionalist, a statistician, and a progressive. [Jen LC]

• Fancy stats analysis of how Barry Trotz organized his forwards during practice on Monday, and providing some alternative scenarios. [Japers’ Rink]

• Fantasy hockey cage match: Andrew Shaw vs. Nino Niederreiter. [Dobber]

• In depth look at how Alex Galchenyuk’s one-timer on the power play has changed everything for the Montreal Canadiens special teams. [NHL Special Teams]

• The current version of the Toronto Maple Leafs doesn’t need motivation to work hard. [Eh Game]

• Johnny Gaudreau knew all along if he wanted to make it in the NHL with his small stature, he had to change everything about his game. [SI]

• Hilary Knight loves going to work each day. [SI]

• The CWHL announced “Pave the Way,” a fundraising initiative that is centered around getting kids playing ball hockey. [Along The Boards]

• More on the impact of the NWHL’s decision to tease expansion to Canada and the CWHL’s response. [Victory Press]

• Against all odds, the Buffalo Beauts made it to Isobel Cup Final in their fairy tale season. [Today’s Slapshot]

• “This small region of the Indian Himalayas, with a population of less than 300,000 people, has fallen in love with hockey. They can only play three months out of the year because those are the three months where the ponds are frozen.” [Hockey in Society]

• Chris Kreider left Boston College to turn pro, but he didn’t quit school all together. He graduates with his communications degree this May. [NYT]

• There is a moat in the proposal for the new Washington Redskins stadium … that you could potentially play hockey on! [RMNB]

• “Pokémon: The Philadelphia Flyers Edition.” Oh yeah, this is a thing. [Broad Street Hockey]

• It’s bracket season, so fill out your own “Minnesota Wild Infuriation Bracket” today! [Wild Xtra]

• Finally, if you want to make an NHL’er squirm, ask him if aliens exist.