GMs to discuss video review; no Olympics for Visnovsky; Krueger goes to England (Puck Headlines)

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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.

• Kellan Lain celebrates his first NHL goal Tuesday night. His current stat line? 2 GP, 1 G, 15 PIMs, 100-percent SH%, 5:25 total TOI.

• Security concerns in Sochi have Zach Parise and Ryan Suter telling their families to not join them. Mike Smith has told his family the same. [Star Tribune]

• After a goal stood against the Los Angeles Kings that had gone off the netting behind Jonathan Quick, the topic of video review has once again been reignited. Support has turned toward having more of it and it will be discussed at March’s GM meetings. [ESPN]

• Lubomir Visnovsky is on his way back from a concussion and could return to the Islanders before the Olympic break. He will not, however, be heading to Sochi to play for Slovakia. [Newsday]

• Ralph Krueger has a new gig since being let go by the Oilers last season. He’s joining Barclays Premier League side Southampton FC after the Olympics as a motivational coach. [Guardian]

• Barry Trotz on Devan Dubnyk’s game: “What we realized very quickly is that Devan has a lot of bad habits he picked up this year.” [Section 303]

• How does a large contingent of captains on an Olympic team affect the leadership dynamic? [CP via Globe and Mail]

• According to Mike Babcock, Sidney Crosby sought out Jonathan Toews before he was announced as Team Canada’s captain. [ESPN Chicago]

• A junior hockey love affair involving the son of Jim Playflair ends with an alleged death threat. [Deadspin]

• Ryan Getzlaf on last night’s loss to Winnipeg: “There’s a lot of distractions with this outdoor game, everyone’s been talking about it for two weeks, it’s hard to focus on the two points at hand. But it’s an excuse our group hasn’t been a part of before and won’t be a part of again. When there’s distractions, you have to play through them.” [LA Times]

• Need an edge in face-offs in your fantasy league? Here are 10 guys to keep an eye on. [Dobber Hockey]

• How does Dallas Eakins compare to his predecessors in various 5-on-5 categories? [Oilers Nation]

• Mob ties. Goonery. Brent Gretzky. A 17-year old team president. The Danbury Trashers had it all. [SI]

• After being hazed during his junior days, a Manitoba hockey player is now helping those who have gone through a similar experience. [CBC]

• This time around with the Islanders, Matt Donovan’s been splendid. [Eye on Isles]

• A minor league hockey team has offered Richard Sherman a roster spot because said minor league hockey team is looking for PR and getting it. [Eye on Hockey]

• Canadiens prospect Zach Fucale became the quickest QMJHL goaltender to reach 100 wins. [Buzzing the Net]

• The Toledo Walleye will host the Kalamazoo Wings and Fort Wayne Komets in their two outdoor games next season. [ECHL]

• Finally, here’s a preview of NHL Revealed, which debuts tonight at 11 p.m. ET. on NBCSN and Thursday on CBC at 9 p.m. ET.:


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