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.
Paulina Gretzky• Thank the gods someone is monitoring the Paulina Gretzky sexy Halloween outfit beat during the NHL work stoppage. From Busted Coverage and The Big Lead, one of a few costumes The Greatest One has tweeted.
• Detroit Red Wings defenseman Ian White on Gary Bettman and the potential cancellation of the Wings/Toronto Maple Leafs Winter Classic: "If he's willing to cancel that, I don't know why he'd want to play a season after that, because that's the highlight of the year," White said. "So if he's willing to throw away that game, then the balance of the season, I would think, is definitely on the line. So it's terrible if that's what's going through his mind." [Windsor Star]
• David Shoalts on the Classic: "The players are hurt in the sense that they are supposed to get 50 per cent or whatever share of NHL revenue they will if a new collective agreement is ever negotiated by these people. But the cancellation has a minimal direct impact on each of the NHL's 720 or so players. They will still get paid if they ever drop the puck again." [Globe and Mail]
• Alex Ovechkin, the most popular man in Russia. [Y! Sports]
• Please recall that wild hockey scene from England we brought you Monday, in which a fan and a player went at it following postgame handshakes. The player in the incident, Benn Olson, has had his match penalty overturned. [Coventry Telegraph]
• What kind of super mega trade could the Edmonton Oilers unleash after the lockout ends? (Otherwise known as: Name your veteran NHL defenseman on the block and/or the Canucks aren't stupid enough to trade Luongo to Edmonton, are they?) [Oilers Nation]
• Taylor Hall is finally ready to join the Oklahoma City Barons, who could use him in their quest for the Calder Cup. [Edmonton Journal]
• So what is Jake Gardiner working on with the Toronto Marlies? [TSN]
• Marcus Johansson of the Washington Capitals takes his talents to BIK Karlskoga. [Japers' Rink]
• The Montreal Canadiens players' labor fight with the NHL will head into December in Quebec. [Herald]
• Good stuff here from Neate Sager: "CHLPA contends signed NHL draft picks should be barred from major junior." [Buzzing The Net]
• On Ryan Suter's backtracking: "Suter admitted he was frustrated but didn't question Leipold's faithfulness, citing he did not want to get into a battle with the owner of his new club; a place where he will likely spend many of his next years playing hockey, should they ever return." [Gone Puck Wild]
• Ryane Clowe is practicing with the new ECHL San Francisco Bulls and may suit up with the team during the lockout, despite them being a San Jose Sharks affiliate. And by "suit up" we of course mean "trip opponents from the bench." [@PollakOnSharks]
• "Reebok is linking up with MC10, a Massachusetts-based technology company, to create a skullcap with sensors to identify head trauma. The mesh cap—thin enough to be worn under an athlete's helmet during a game—will help trainers diagnose the severity of a player's sustained head injury." [Stack]
• Where have Canadian hockey fans turned on TV without hockey? U.S. stations and "The Big Bang Theory," of course. Sheldon > Bettman. [CNW]
• Eddie Lack's pads are pretty amazing with the Chicago Wolves. [Pass It To Bulis]
• Finally, check out the Forsbergian move by Sasha Barkov vs. Tuomas Tarkki in SM-liiga. Barkov, who has drawn comparisons to Pavel Datsyuk, is expected to be a top prospect in the 2013 NHL draft, should there be one.