Crosby opens up; Subban on World Cup; Szabados targets ECHL (Puck Headlines)

• Who wants a creepy bobblehead? A man bought this nightmare fuel for $2.99 and it’s worth $10,000. [CBC]

• Sidney Crosby gets honest and opens up, he writes: ‘It’s O.K. to doubt me; sometimes I even doubt myself.’ [SI.com]

• After spending the last two seasons with the Columbus Cottonmouths of the SPHL, goaltender Shannon Szabados is looking for a tryout in the ECHL. [Edmonton Journal]

• “Nashville Predators defenceman P.K. Subban admits he’s disappointed at not making the Canadian team for the World Cup of Hockey, but says he had no control over the decision to omit him.” [Toronto Sun]

• The Florida Panthers have hired former captain Olli Jokinen to run informal practices for the team prior to training camp. [Sun-Sentinel]

• Keith Ballard joined Minnesota Wild front office to head up the Little Wild Learn-To-Play Program. [Wild]

• The Panthers have hired former Canucks Army writer Rhys Jessop as an amateur scouting consultant; the third C.A. hire in the past year. Jessop most recently worked as an analyst for the Vancouver Giants. [The Province]

• David Runblad was loaned to the ZSC Lions by the Chicago Blackhawks. He will reportedly return to Zurich for another year. [Swiss Hockey News]

• Belarus, Slovenia, Denmark, Poland, Latvia, Germany, Austria, Japan, Norway, France, Kazakhstan, and Italy are all in the hunt for the final three spots in the PyeongChang winter Olympics. [IIHF]

• The National Collegiate Hockey Conference’s Board of Directors denied the applications of Arizona State and Minnesota State to join the conference. [SBN College Hockey]

• Ivan Provorov isn’t old enough to play in the AHL, but he is expecting to make the Philadelphia Flyers roster out of camp and not return to junior. [The Hockey News]

• What’s the likelihood that rookie Matthew Tkachuk makes the Calgary Flames out of training camp? [Flames Nation]

• After the Portland Pirates relocated to Springfield, the window to bring hockey back to Maine is closing. [TheSinBin.net]

• Let the speculation begin: Projecting Auston Matthews’ scoring for the 2016-17 season. [Leafs Nation]

• NHL rookie hopefuls name their first favorite player. [Yahoo! Sports]

• After a food and rink tour at T-Mobile arena, a new Las Vegas season ticket holder gives his thoughts and expectations of the first season. [Vegas Seven]

• John Viola, son of Florida Panthers owner Vincent Viola, is a self-described ‘uniform geek.’ He deconstructs the changes to the team’s logo. [Icethetics]

• The New York Riveters had a league worst power play this past season. GM Chad Wiseman revamped the roster to create a more dynamic special teams with Amanda Kessel and puck-moving defensemen playing pivotal roles. [Today’s Slapshot]

• Fantasy hockey: Top 300 keeper league skaters for the month of September. [Dobber]

• Petr Mrazek pays homage to the final year of the Joe Louis Arena with his new mask. [@DetroitRedWings]