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Chris Christie on NHL lockout; Kevin Dupont vs. bloggers; Rick Nash injury update (Puck Headlines)

Greg Wyshynski
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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.

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• These Reebok kicks are available now in the official Reebok Store for $99.99 each. Finally, the San Jose Sharks show some sole.  [Examiner]

• New Jersey Governor Chris Christie doesn't want to settle the NHL lockout and believes politicians who do weigh in are "grandstanding." Chris Christie. Accusing someone else. Of. Grandstanding. Let it sink in. [NorthJersey.com]

• From USA Today, on today's lockout talks: "Asked whether the two sides might consider mediation, Daly said he wouldn't 'rule out anything,' but he added mediation is usually the avenue to take if the two sides are having difficulty understanding each other. Daly said the two sides are communicating, but don't agree on what the new CBA should look like." [USA Today]

• Zdeno Chara will play for Hockey Club Lev Praha of the KHL during the lockout, with his agent Matt Keator telling ESPN: "Close to home in Slovakia, knows guys on the team and has played in Prague before so he is comfortable there." [ESPN]

• A Jamie Benn Hamburg Freezers jersey would be flippin' sweet. [Dallas Stars Blog]

• Paul Busch has some strong feelings on hockey fighting: "Hockey players fight because they can.  I'm not talking about fistic skills.  Everyone has the ability to throw a punch with various degrees of success.  No I'm presenting the argument that hockey players have been conditioned that fighting is accepted by league officials and management at most levels of their career.  Put it another way; they fight because no one has ever told them they can't." [It's Not Part of the Game]

• Marian Hossa is working out with Chicago Blackhawks coaches as he continues his concussion recovery. [CSN Chicago]

• Rick Nash's shoulder injury isn't serious but left him groggy and out of HC Davos' next game. [NY Times]

• Boston Globe writer Kevin Paul Dupont trolled bloggers and put forth a shaky linkage between player revenue share and ticket prices. [PPP]

• Daniel Wagner also takes a whack at Dupont's claim that traditional writers are charitable whilst bloggers are not. [Backhand Shelf]

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• Via On Frozen Blog: Bobblehead lockout. [OFB]

• Here's what a presidential debate between Donald Fehr and Gary Bettman would look like, and boy is it tepid. [CBC]

• Will there be an NHL fan trickle down to the WHL? [QMI]

• What about the San Francisco Bulls? [Mercury News]

• Paul Kukla won't be watching anything but NHL hockey. "I compare watching any other game, league, etc. to eating generic frosted flakes with soy milk.  It tastes the same to some, but to me, I can't stomach it." [Kukla's]

• Krys Barch addresses his Twitter comments. [Defending Big D]

• Finally, this fight between Richie Marenis of the Amarillo Bulls and the Odessa Jackalopes' TJ Sennott is a beat down for the latter.

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