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Concussion lawsuits consolidated; finding stats; unpredictable goalies (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.

• 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:

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