Deadline buyers and sellers; Bruins claim Daugavins; did Flames circumvent cap? (Puck Headlines)

Harrison Mooney

Here are your Puck Headlines: a glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media.

• In this incredible photo, Jordan Nolan breaks the fourth wall during a fight to ask the photographer why he won't go get help. [Reddit]

• Nick Cotsonika previews the trade deadline and the biggest names that could be on the move. [Yahoo!]

• Are the Phoenix Coyotes going to be deadline sellers? Don Maloney doesn't seem all that confident in their ability to contend. “We’re right at the cliff as far as I’m concerned. If we slide much further, all bets are off. We’re going to go out and find assets. This is reality.” [Fox Sports Arizona]

• Kevin Allen predicts who's a buyer and who's a seller. [USA Today]

• The Boston Bruins have claimed Kaspars Daugavins off waivers. [Bruins]

• Speaking of the Bruins, Peter Chiarelli has made it clear he won't be trading Malcolm Subban. "I'm not trading Malcolm Subban," he said, which is pretty clear. [CSNNE]

• Did Mike Keenan just out the Flames on cap circumvention? Speaking of Miikka Kiprusoff, he told the Fan 590, "I know when he negotiated the contract, it was certainly his intention that he would not play that final year, that he would go back to Finland." The final year of Kiprusoff's deal pays him a cap hit-lowering $1.5M. [Sportsnet]

• Ken Hitchcock still isn't happy with the Blues' effort. "“Since our 6-1 start, we’re one game under .500. That’s reality. And we want to be better, so we’re trying to get better.” [STL Today]

• Is Henrik Lundqvist playing with a concussion? [NY Rangers Blog]

• Could signing Danny DeKeyser be a bad thing for the Oilers? "Given how Oilers management signed Justin Schultz and then essentially called 'er good enough, signing DeKeyser may not be the best thing for the team." [Copper n' Blue]

• Tyler Dellow talks Corsi and context in a great read. "I wanted to illustrate this because I think that the ranges of performance are something that doesn’t get talked about enough. People say “Oh, he’s in the black, he’s good” or “Well, he’s in the red, he stinks” and it misses the nuance that the “that’s ok” line is at different spots depending on where you are in the lineup. There are absolutely guys in the NHL who would have terrible possession numbers if thrust into a top line role who are valuable players lower down the lineup." [MC79 Hockey]

• After 33 games, Shea Weber has 19 points, which is actually ahead of his career point-per-game pace. [Predlines]

• The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled Simon Despres to cover for Kris Letang, who will miss 7-10 days with a lower-body injury. [TribLive]

• A look at the 30-and-over players who stand a good chance of hitting a career high next season. [Dobber Hockey]

• Was Roberto Luongo watching the Real Housewives of Vancouver on his iPad during Tuesday night's 0-0 game with Columbus? This photoshop indicates yes. [PITB]

• Jonathan Bernier wasn't at the White House and he wasn't on the ice at practice. But right when we might be able to start speculating about a trade, Lisa Dillman solves the mystery by telling us Bernier is dealing with a family matter. [Lisa Dillman]

• If the Ottawa Senators fall to the 6th seed, will anyone care? [Senshot]

• What will Matt D'Agostini bring to the New Jersey Devils? [The Hockey Writers]

• The Swift Current Broncos are upset after losing a game on a glove pass goal that was unreviewable. [Buzzing the Net]

• Gordie Howe's 85th birthday is coming up. Here's a video of NHL teams wishing him a good one.

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