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  • Tyler Seguin returns to Twitter, lets a guy tee off from his groin at golf classic (Video)

    Tyler Seguin famously quit Twitter about a year ago after a series of unfortunate tweets, not to mention some serious heat in the wake of his trade from the Boston Bruins to the Dallas Stars. Seemed best to go quiet for awhile, and let his on-ice play do the talking (as opposed to his idiot friends, whenever he left his phone unattended).

    On Tuesday, the Dallas centre made his grand return to Twitter to help promote the The Fourth Period's Charity Golf Classic, which was hosted by Seguin on Thursday.

    Thanks, TFP Charity Golf Classic, for getting an actual, interesting hockey personality back on Twitter.

    And while we're at it, thanks as well for this Instagram video in which Seguin lets a golfer tee off from his junk. Seriously.

    It tickled, apparently.

    The fact that he felt anything is terrifying, frankly.

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  • What does Kevin Cheveldayoff do, exactly?

    Evander Kane has never come right out and said that he'd prefer to be employed by a different NHL team, but I think it's a pretty safe assumption at this point. There was the Vancouver radio interview, in which he said he was a Winnipeg Jet "for now" (while conveniently providing little in the way of evidence that he'd like to be a Winnipeg Jet "for longer"). There was the infamous favourited tweet

    And then there's the question of why he would even want to play for Winnipeg anymore, which is pretty well unanswerable. So sure, he's never said "I want out of Winnipeg", but I'd be willing to wager he's thought it. In the last twenty seconds. A bunch of times. 

    Yet he remains in Winnipeg? Why? 

    The simple answer, I guess, is he's a very good hockey player that the Jets are loath to part with. This is a 22-year-old kid that's already got a 30-goal season under his belt. You want guys like that around.

    But the more complicated answer is that the man employed to make these trades seems to

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  • Kane and Toews? Toews and Kane? Blackhawks glad to keep asking for next eight years

    It's a formula as old as time.

    On one side, you have the straight arrow, all stoic and proper, doing it right and doing it well, by the book, the way it's always been done. Best guy on the force. Trusted leader. Occasionally criticized for being humorless, sure, but he's got a job to do, that's why, he's got no time for shenanigans.

    On the other side, you have the lovable goof, all flash and sizzle, a dash of class clown, doing this his way, having fun and looking good doing it, freestyling, a little crazy, stumbling into the occasional "hand over your badge moment". Wisecracks, jokes, wry smiles. Adventure.

    And then they get paired together, and despite their differences, it just works. It's the formula that's been keeping the comedy genre alive for ages.

    And for the last seven years, it's been the driving force between the resurgence of the Chicago Blackhawks.

    Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane became the identity of the Hawks the moment they arrived on the scene at 18-year-olds. They

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  • Teenage Eric Lindros destroyed a bunch of posters he was supposed to sign for charity

    Drafted 1st overall by the Quebec Nordiques in 1991, the big centre refused to go there, eventually forcing a trade with the Philadelphia Flyers that shaped the NHL as we know it today, and even continues to echo.

    It's amazing to consider how the league would be different if teenage Eric Lindros wasn't a complete brat. 

    And he was a brat. If the draft day drama didn't give it away, on Wednesday we got a great story from ex-NHL referee Paul Stewart, who's currently blogging on his time in the stripes over at the Huffington Post. According to Stewart, his first interaction with Lindros would also turn out to be his last -- it was that bad.

    Prior to a game between the Flyers and Devils, Stewart tried to make small talk.

    "Hey, Eric," he said. "How are things going? How's your dad?"

    The response from the 19-year-old: "[Bleep] you. Just drop the [bleeping] puck already."

    Okay then. The adorable Tomas Hertl he was not.

    But it gets better. Early in the game, Lindros was whistled for a

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  • Jersey Fouls Extra: Get your hands on this super-authentic 'Sergie Federoff' jersey

    Jersey Fouls is our ongoing exploration of the rules and etiquette for proper hockey jersey creation and exhibition. If you spot what you think may be a foul in your arena, email a photo to us at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com for inclusion in future installment.

    Suppose you want the jersey of a great Red Wing, one of a contingent of incredible, talented Russians who led the club to two Stanley Cups in the 90s, who was called by teammate Steve Yzerman "the greatest skater I've ever seen", who put up 120 points and won the Hart, the Pearson, and the Selke Trophy in 1994.

    You know who I'm talking about: Sergei Fedorov. Sergie Federoff is someone else.

    Sergei Federoff? From eBay.Sergei Federoff? From eBay.

    Common mistake. Sergei Fedorov played 13 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings. Sergie Federoff played just one shift in one game for them.

    It's a pretty amazing story, actually. Federoff grew up playing hockey in the tiny country of Andorra, but not ice hockey. Something called straw hockey, in which you tried to navigate a frozen cow tongue

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  • Get your summer hockey fix with the AHL's goal of the year (Video)

    The AHL may be a step below the NHL, but the hockey's still pretty good, thanks to the mixture of veterans that have the skill, just not the size and speed for the NHL and the up-and-coming prospects refining their raw talent on the way to the bigs. The league tends to produce a lot of highlight-reel goals, and there's a good chance you missed a lot of them this year.

    Here's where you can catch up, as RDS has compiled a list of the AHL's goals of the year.  

    Feast your eyes on Brian Gibbons' incredible individual effort, Colton Sceviour's mad dangles, or Linus Omark's poise under pressure. No wonder these guys spent some time in the NHL this year.

    These clips are a quality reminder that there's a lot to like about the American Hockey League. My favourite thing? The San Antonio Rampage's Twitter handle is @sarampage, and my brain always breaks it up as Sara M. Page.

    I want to believe there's a Sara M. Page out there that fumes every day at some friggin' hockey team squatting on her

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  • Leafs want it all; Vlasic wins Twitter; Roberto Luongo, biggest loser? (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.

    Icethetics / Ken LohIcethetics / Ken Loh
    • Icethetics closes out its incredible series on some of the rejected logo designs of the 90s. Teal was very in then, as we discussed yesterday. Here's a Florida Panthers' logo that didn't make the cut. [Icethetics]

    • The Toronto Maple Leafs are about to celebrate their 100th birthday. What do they want? Everything. Winter Classic. All-Star Game. NHL Draft. World Cup of Hockey. Basically all the major NHL events you can host without having to win a few playoff rounds. [Sportsnet]

    • Marc-Edouard Vlasic joins Twitter, and damn, his Tweet game is strong right out the gate! [Battle of Cali]

    • Speaking of Twitter, the Oilers' account just cracked 300,000. How does that compare to the rest of the NHL? And if it's in the top eight, do they automatically get a playoff spot? Please say yes. It's not happening any other way.

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  • Philadelphia Flyers nearly had teal third jersey (Photo)

    The Philadelphia Flyers' color palette is a simple one: Orange. Black. White. It's been that way since they broke into the league in 1967, and there's never been a diversion, no fourth on their colour wheel.

    But there almost was. In the 1990s, the dark age of NHL jerseys -- and by "dark" I mean garish, cartoonishly colorful, and horrible -- the Flyers briefly flirted with a third jersey that would have introduced a fourth color:  teal. Feast your eyes on the jersey the club only narrowly avoided rolling out in 1996:

    Teal Flyers' third jersey that never was. (via Icethetics)Teal Flyers' third jersey that never was. (via Icethetics)

    That's right. Teal. Bluish-green. Dark cyan. 

    It was a hip color back then. It was the default background color for the Windows 95 desktop. The San Jose Sharks had debuted in it just four years earlier. But the Flyers? What was the NHL thinking?

    Non-traditional. According to Ken Loh, who designed the jersey for the Mednick Group, (as well as the LA Kings' Burger King logo), the NHL was looking to push the envelope, even to the point of introducing the phrase "Flyer teal".

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  • The top 5 shootout moves from this summer's NHL development camps

    In a lot of ways, NHL Development Camps are little more than a precaution. As the offseason proper rears its ugly head -- it technically begins when the Stanley Cup is hoisted, but it really begins after the draft and free agency -- teams want to ensure that their kids are going to come into camp ready for a spot, not fat from eating Arby's all summer. After all, you don't have much time before the kids have rights. You can't have them losing a year to poor conditioning.

    But it serves a purpose for the fans too. It fills the hockeyless days of summer, for one thing, and it gives supporters a chance to get excited about the skill coming down the pipe.

    It helps when the kids show off some of that skill in the shootout drills, and several did this year. Here are our top five shootout moves from development camps the NHL over.

    5. Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers

    We already know all about Barkov's insane shootout moves, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that he makes this countdown. But

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  • Brandon Dubinsky makes the New York Times sports front page, sort of

    Congratulations are in order to Brandon Dubinsky, who signed a six-year contract extension with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday, and in so doing, accomplished a pretty impressive little feat.

    Dubinsky's extension -- again, with the Blue Jackets, and not the team he came from, the hometown Rangers -- landed him on the front page of Saturday's New York Times sports section.

    How did he do it?

    Mainly because Dubinsky wasn't the only high-profile athlete to sign a contract with an Ohio-based team on Friday. Some guy named Lebron James, who plays basketball, did the same thing with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

    Obviously, the combination of two elite athletes signing big deals in Ohio was enough for the Times to make sure they got to share the front:

    New York Times sports cover.New York Times sports cover.

    It's a very clever front. Normally, these transaction pages are buried, but with Dubinsky and Lebron signing, it deserved a more prominent role. It's clear that Ohio sports is the theme here, as the first transaction you see is a right-handed

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