Adjusted salary cap projections; deadline reactions; wanted: Roberto Luongo (Puck Headlines)

Adjusted salary cap projections; deadline reactions; wanted: Roberto Luongo (Puck Headlines)

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.

• It’s David Legwand in a Red Wings jersey! Considering he’s never worn anything beyond the Predators’ sweater, this is really weird.

• The salary cap had been projected to rise to $71 million. But it won’t, according to Dean Lombardi. “Lombardi said he was told the salary cap, initially projected to rise to about $71 million next season, will be significantly lower because of the recent weakness of the Canadian dollar.” [LA Times]

• Scott Burnside’s trade deadline winners and losers. [ESPN]

• Who won the trade deadline? I’m saying the Montreal Canadiens, who proved it’s never a bad idea to just dial Garth Snow. Ninth caller through gets a superstar for free. [Sporting News]

• Despite being traded straight-up for him, Ryan Callahan knows he’s not a replacement for Martin St Louis. Again, despite being exactly that. But he’s not. [Tampa Bay Tribune]

• Callahan and St. Louis both look like spoiled brats after Wednesday’s trade, says Steve Simmons. [Toronto Sun]

• Roberto Luongo on returning to Florida: “It feels good to be wanted from an organization.” [Panther Parkway]

• Among those duped by fake Bob McKenzie on trade deadline day: Eddie Lack, who actually went so far as to tell Ryan Kesler he’d been traded to the Penguins before realizing the error. [Vancouver Sun]

• Does Zdeno Chara hate Andrej Meszaros or something? Because he really, really did not want to talk about the Bruins’ new defenceman. [WEEI]

• The Penguins didn’t get Ryan Kesler. But they still have Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin and stuff. They’ll probably do okay. [TribLive]

• Fan confidence in the Canucks’ ownership or front office is at its lowest in quite some time. [PITB]

• What’s wrong with the Chicago Blackhawks? Absolutely nothing. [Major Onions]

• Brian Burke got a second-round pick for Reto Berra. That’s ridiculous and amazing. [Matchsticks & Gasoline]

• Ilya Bryzgalov was just traded from the Oilers to the Wild, which makes the contract he got from the Flyers a few years back even more amusing. [The Royal Half]

• Ales Hemsky is gone from Edmonton. Sorry it doesn’t hurt more. [Copper n' Blue]

• Here are your post-deadline playoff odds, courtesy Bovada. [Kukla's Korner]

• The San Jose Sharks stood pat at the deadline, which is a first under Doug Wilson. [Working the Corners]

• Alex Ovechkin’s defense: does it matter? [Japers' Rink]

• If you missed this from the other night, enjoy the Islanders coaches lightly trolling a female fan flipping them the double-bird. Hockey!



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