Kadri has hearing; John Scott returns; Ellis trolls own coach with new mask (Puck Headlines)

Kadri has hearing; John Scott returns; Ellis trolls own coach with new mask (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.

• Ilya Bryzgalov poses for his Barons headshot. Also he has killer shoes. [Barons]

• Nazem Kadri had a phone hearing Thursday afternoon for his super duper suspendable forearm to the head of Niklas Backstrom. Because that forearm is super duper suspendable, one assumes the hearing will be followed by a suspension. But oh, how I wish I could hear his defense, because if he can even mount one, it’s going to have to be incredibly creative. It may involve sorcery. [NHL]

• John Scott says he’s a changed man, so we’ll assume he used his time off to get better at hockey. [Toronto Star]

• Dan Ellis’s new mask pays tribute to Dallas Stars history, including that iconic shot of Brett Hull scoring on Dominik Hasek with his foot in the crease. Makes sense. As a Star, that moment is a positive one. But one imagines it’s less so for Lindy Ruff, who may coach the stars now, but coached Hasek’s Sabres at the time that photo was taken. Awkward. [InGoal Mag]

• This week in Jack Edwards: “Here comes Kessel, skating away from Chara – who could blame him?” [Bruins Daily]

• Igor Larionov will sit down with Craig MacTavish to discuss the usage of Nail Yakupov. I imagine this conversation will go something like this: “My client needs to play more.” “Then your client needs to play better.” “Noted.” [Edmonton Journal]

• The Phoenix Coyotes’ new owners are shopping the naming rights for Jobing.com Arena, and thank god, because that’s the worst arena name in hockey. [Biz Journals]

• According to this fan, a Twitter battle with MSG commentator Al Trautwig led to Trautwig calling his parents’ house at midnight to yell at him. Awesome, if true. [Isles Incite You]

• Meanwhile, in other Twitter happenings, Robin Lehner spent a little time needling Ray Emery’s lady friend, Keshia Chante. [6th Sens]

• Three peewee hockey coaches in Nova Scotia have been suspended for a year after bribing their players to throw big hits. $5 for the biggest hit of the night! [CBC]

• Good news for anybody who hates hockey blackouts: “Two senators Tuesday introdcued [sic] a bill, the Furthering Access and Networks for Sports Act, or FANS Act, that would remove the antitrust exemption for any sports league that does not prohibit or limit sports blackouts in their video contracts, including during retransmission consent impasses.” [Broadcasting Cable]

• Darcy Regier has been fired. So is it no longer funny to post “Fire Regier!” to message boards, or is it funnier? An investigation. [Black Blue & Gold]

• What’s the fantasy impact of the Buffalo Sabres clearing house? [Dobber Hockey]

• What’s your favorite Ted Nolan memory, Sabres fans? [Die By The Blade]

• An interview with Seth Rorabaugh of Empty Netters. [Sean Ramblings]

• Jonathan Quick’s injury news is the big story out of LA right now, but Matt Greene is also back on the injured reserve, and that’s a sizeable blow for the Kings as well. [LA Times]

• Kurt Etchegary of the QMJHL’s Quebec Remparts will be undergoing surgery to correct a heart condition that was discovered before he was passed over in the 2013 draft. [Buzzing the Net]

• The former head of Belarussian ice hockey has been charged with embezzlement and abuse of office. [RFERL]

• Here’s the story of a hockey player who walked away from the game to become a professional hypnotist. Common career path. [Welland Tribune]

• The Oilers may be a pretty easy shutout right now, but that doesn’t mean Kari Lehtnonen didn’t earn his Wednesday night. Check out this glove save:

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