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  • Captain Plekanec; Yahoo fantasy hockey is open; Youppi! and the Expos (Puck Headlines)

    Sean Leahy at Puck Daddy13 hrs ago

    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. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at .

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    — Alex Ovechkin (@ovi8) August 28, 2016

    • Mazel tov, Ovi!

    • Yahoo Fantasy Hockey is open for the 2016-17 season. Register your team today! [Yahoo]

    • Desert Knights, Silver Knights, and Golden Knights have been trademarked by Bill Foley. Which one will be the Las Vegas NHL expansion franchise’s name? [Sin Bin Vegas]

    • Oh, and now let’s add “Sand Knights” to the list. Yeesh. [SportsLogos.net]

    • Former NHLer John Madden will replace Jared Bednar behind the bench of the AHL’s Cleveland Monsters. [Monsters]

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  • Thief in goalie gear robs Canadian beer store (Video)

    Josh Cooper at Puck Daddy3 days ago

    A man wearing hockey goaltending equipment broke into a Russell, Manitoba convenience store and stole three cases of Budweiser.

    According to the Winnipeg Free Press, the thief and an accomplice threw a rock through the store’s glass door before breaking in to take the brew.

    “It was different,” RCMP Cpl. Brett Church told the Free Press. “I’ve never seen that before. Very bizarre.”

    He later added, “He was wearing everything but a (goalie) mask.” The man reportedly had a tuque pulled over his head. A video of the Aug. 15 theft is above. Another similar robbery reportedly happened a day earlier.

    The manager of the store seemed to find humor in the heist, according to the Free Press.


    Jean Betke manager of the convenience store, told the  Free Press  the vendor was broken into the previous night. Early Sunday, a suspect threw a rock through the exit door, rushed in and grabbed two cases of beer.


    Early Monday morning, the rock went through the entrance door — and the bandits made off with three cases.


    “Budweiser,” Betke said.


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