Nash returns to Columbus; Hobey Baker finalists; sore neck for Ranger (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.

• Tia Carrere took in the LA Kings game last night and somehow STAPLES Center didn’t play “Dreamweaver” once the entire game.

• Rick Nash on returning to Columbus for the first time since being traded: “It’ll still be fun playing in front of the fans. I spent a long time there, it’ll be fun to go back to the city. Other than that, it’s such a cliché thing to say but the points are more important.” [Bergen Record]

• Who should replace Ryan Callahan as next Rangers captain? Rick Nash would vote for Ryan McDonagh. [Daily News]

• Zach Parise was victorious in his first visit back to New Jersey, but his third period goal was taken away and awarded to Ryan Suter. [Fire & Ice]

• Nathan MacKinnon’s likely going to win the Calder Trophy this season. Just how special has his season been? [Eye on Hockey]

• Nick Cotsonika on Sidney Crosby’s Hart, Lee Stempniak, Claude Giroux and more in this week’s Three Periods. [Yahoo]

• As the investigation continues, police say that members of the University of Ottawa hockey players are not cooperating as they seek more information regarding an alleged sexual assault. [CP via HuffPo Canada]

• After leading the Canadian women to gold in Sochi, Kevin Dineen has been named head coach of the U-18 team. [CP via Globe and Mail]

• Why the Maple Leafs would be wise to hang on to James Reimer and keep him with Jonathan Bernier. [PPP]

• No concussion, just a sore neck for Paul Ranger. [Sportsnet]

• Canadiens forward Brandon Prust will miss the rest of the regular season with an upper-body injury. [Hockey Inside/Out]

• Johnny Gaudreau, Josh Archibald and Shayne Gostisbehere are among the top 10 finalists for the 2014 Hobey Baker Award. [College Hockey News]

• Dustin Penner on chirping with Dustin Brown: “Well, I supposed he’s had to work on his chirping game. He’s had a lot of time to sit on the bench and think of one liners. I didn’t hear him, I was probably thrown off by his helmet.” [Mayors Manor]

• Looking at five storylines as the Ontario Hockey League playoffs get under way. [Buzzing the Net]

• Peter Forsberg talks Sochi, Patrick Roy and his famous 1994 shootout move. []

• Go help the DFD crew in raising money to donate an automated external defibrillator (AED). [Defending Big D]

• If you’re a clean-cut looking person, the minute you join the Philadelphia Flyers your sudden transformation into a pirate begins. [The Score]

• The Flyers have signed 2013 second rounder Robert Hagg to an entry-level deal. [Flyers]

• Chatting with Roberto Luongo about Twitter and Eddie Lack. [PITB]

• Here’s an interview with Dave Schneider of The Zambonis about music and their place in the hockey world. [Lighthouse Hockey]

• Taking a look at Andrej Meszaros with a fantasy hockey eye. [Dobber Hockey]

• This bubble hockey league hasn’t had a work stoppage in 27 years of existence. Marvin Haines for commissioner! [Hamilton Spectator]

• Finally, here’s what a kids version of a Tyler Ennis, Nathan Gerbe, David Desharnais and Brian Gionta fight would look like.


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