What's buzzing:

Puck Daddy

Concussion lawsuits consolidated; finding stats; unpredictable goalies (Puck Headlines)

Sean Leahy
Puck Daddy

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.

• Another day, another honor for Nick Lidstrom.

• The concussion-related lawsuits brought by former NHL players have been consolidated and will be heard in a Minnesota district court. [NY Times]

• Alex Kovalev on P.K. Subban: "I'm not saying that he isn't a good hockey player - he's not the guy. He’s a risky defenceman and he's a wide open defenceman. What I'm saying is that he can give up five goals and score five goals, and the score's still going to be zero-zero.” [TSN]

• On Oct. 10, the Edmonton Oilers will hold a reunion for the 1984 Stanley Cup team. [Oilers]

• Bruce Arthur on the Toronto Maple Leafs: “The Leafs are exhibiting curiosity in the service of being good, and that’s progress.” [Star]

• The Leafs have hired their Dwight K. Shrute in Brandon Pridham, who is now the assistant to the general manager. [Maple Leafs]

• Now that Extra Skater is gone, where are some good places to find stats? [The Oilers Rig]

• After 321 NHL games, Hobey Baker winner Mike Mottau hangs up his skates. [CSNNE]

• How does a Stanley Cup run help ticket sales? The New York Rangers are showing a 93-percent season ticket renewal rate for the coming campaign. [NY Post]

• Josh Ho-Sang has some skills, and he showed them off at the BioSteel Camp on Tuesday. [Buzzing the Net]

• EA Sports made it official on Tuesday: EASHL, GM Connected, Online Team Play and Live the Life will not be in NHL 15 for next-gen consoles. [Operation Sports]

• Thinking about starting a fantasy hockey keeper league? Let Dobber help you out. [Dobber Hockey]

• It’s going to be a battle for ice time up front for the Washington Capitals. How much of an impact can Marcus Johansson make? [Japers’ Rink]

• Former NHLer Jason Strudwick tells the story of a trade and the time Gino Odjick didn’t know who he was. [Oilers Nation]

• Charles Wang has finally agreed to sell the New York Islanders, but there are still plenty of questions left to be answered. [Islanders Insight]

• Is a culture of diving the NHL’s fault? [The Hockey Writers]

• Here’s some more proof why goalies are unpredictable, and shelling out tons of money and term on them is risky. [Sporting News

• Adam Gretz breaks down how many goals all 14 non-playoff teams need to score this season in order to improve. [About]

• Finally, via Reddit, remembering the glorious time when Jaromir Jagr peanut butter was a hot item:

View Comments (9)
  • Lightning-Canadiens Preview

    The Tampa Bay Lightning have dominated Montreal this season but currently trail the Canadiens by three points in the Atlantic Division. The Lightning look to narrow that gap by recording their first season sweep of one of the league's most storied … More »

    AP - Sports - 17 minutes ago
  • Tavares feeds Strome with between the legs drop pass

    Tavares feeds Strome with between the legs drop pass

    New York Islanders forward John Tavares sets up Ryan Strome with a superb between the legs drop pass to beat Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek to tie the game. … More »

    NHL Highlights - 27 minutes ago
  • Chimera beats Talbot with backhand deke

    Chimera beats Talbot with backhand deke

    Washington Capitals forward Jason Chimera uses a great backhand deke move to score on New York Rangers goalie Cam Talbot. … More »

    NHL Highlights - 37 minutes ago
  • Josi hammers one-timer past Hiller

    Josi hammers one-timer past Hiller

    Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi rips a one-timer from the point that beats Calgary Flames goalie Jonas Hiller to take the early lead. … More »

    NHL Highlights - 37 minutes ago
  • Spooner beats Khudobin with quick shot

    Spooner beats Khudobin with quick shot

    Boston Bruins forward Ryan Spooner gets the puck in the circle and fires a quick shot that beats Carolina Hurricanes goalie Anton Khudobin. … More »

    NHL Highlights - 37 minutes ago