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.
• This is Ryan Murray's older brother, Nathan. Does he know something we don't about the Oilers' intentions? Maybe. But after looking at his follow-up tweets, I'd caution against using him as a source: "i didnt leak any info on the draft by the way so all you foolish news reporters should use other peoples tweets for there news articles ... just cause i put my view doesnt mean its right! wait tell 7 and then make your articles!" I mean, would you trust anyone who neglects apostrophes with such reckless abandon?
• Mirtle profiles the 2012 draft class. [The Globe & Mail]
• Shane Doan is frustrated with the Coyotes' ownership situation. "They have been unbelievably open and honest and great with me and I can't say enough about how good they've been," Doan said. "And yet their hands are so tied with the whole stumbling block that keeps popping up with the team, and that is frustrating." [KTAR]
• Jonathan Willis looks at what it costs to move up and down at the NHL draft. [Canucks Army]
• Wherein Ellen Etchingham compares draft day to your cousin's wedding. [Backhand Shelf]
• Why fans shouldn't take a players' declarations of love for Pittsburgh too seriously. [Pensburgh]
• The Flyers' five best and five worst first-round picks. [CSN Philly]
• Five games on the Canucks' 2012-13 schedule that project to be lame. [PITB]
• It looks as though Scott Arniel, formerly the coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets, will be back behind a bench next season. He's finalizing a deal to coach the AHL's Chicago Wolves. [Winnipeg Free Press]
• Why the Leafs probably aren't going to get Jordan Staal, Rick Nash, or Bobby Ryan. [PPP]
• What should the Flames do at the draft? What will they do? [Matchsticks & Gasoline]
• This article on using missile-tracking cameras to follow player movements and inform advanced statistics is about the NBA, but it's easy to see how this technology could remake our understanding of hockey. So interesting. [Fast Company]
• A hockey coach in Florida has been charged with molesting a player. [Miami Herald]
• Investigating the history of the 7th overall pick, which is enough to get any Minnesota Wild fan excited. [Hockey Wilderness]
• According to reports from the Swiss media, Swiss league scoring champion Damien Brunner will sign with the Detroit Red Wings. [Szymon Szemberg]
• The University of Connecticut has accepted an invitation to become the 12th member of Hockey East, joining Notre Dame as new schools in the conference for 2013. [Boston Herald]
• Turns out Ilya Bryzgalov's fears weren't unfounded after all. On Thursday, he shared this insane video of a bear playing hockey. Um... it's real.