Puck Headlines: NY rep picks hockey over vote; Roy in Denver

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• Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports that Patrick Roy met with Colorado Avalanche team president Pierre Lacroix "concerning a possible return to the team." Roy wants to be an NHL coach; Colorado sort of has one by the name of Tony Granato. Awkward. (Note: We did not run the photo above just to knock Red Wings fans down a peg after last night's win. But we did run it to kick Boston fans while they're down.) [Denver Post]

• The real question: Will the Avs have the money to hire a coach and a GM if they're looking to just simulcast their TV coverage instead of paying for a radio team? [Puck Update]

• Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) missed three votes, including one that would have set aside $1.8 million for New York in emergency preparedness funds, in order to play goalie for his amateur team the Falcons at Chelsea Piers. Which is strange, because usually guys in Congress miss time after stick-handling in a Minneapolis airport bathroom ... [NY Post, H/T JP]

• The Committed Indian presents the Kevin Bieksa(notes) Talking Doll. [Second City Hockey]

• Ryan Kennedy believes that playoff tradition has finally given us a way to tell the Sedins apart: "Daniel, I postulate, has a slightly bigger space under his nose where the moustaches divides." [THN]

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• The Washington Capitals will not allow CBC Sports into their locker room before games after cameras captured a white board with their keys to victory against the Pittsburgh Penguins and CBC analysts broke them down on the air. This is not an overreaction; it's one thing to have a shot of the keys, and it's another thing to linger over them and analyze them. That actually crosses a line, media-wise. [Sun Media]

Alexander Ovechkin(notes) gets skewered by The Onion again. [Mr. Irrelevant and Simply Sensational]

• Bill Daly tells XM Home Ice that there are "multiple" offers for the Phoenix Coyotes. Sorry, but Jim Balsillie saying he'll throw in a case of BlackBerry Storms doesn't count as another offer. [TSN]

• The Toronto Sun is asking fans what the potential NHL franchise in southern Ontario should be named if Balsillie snags the Coyotes. Our favorite in a quick scan of the responses: "Phoenix Jets of Ontario." [Toronto Sun, H/T Mike McC.]

• Glendale city manager says that concessions haven't yet been made to make the Phoenix Coyotes more viable, and that his gut tells him the franchise isn't going anywhere. [Sports Radio Interviews]

Ryan Getzlaf(notes) plays under 16 minutes, and his Anaheim Ducks teammates claim he's ill. Not as in "License To." In the yucky way. [LA Times]

• One more loss like this by Jonas Hiller(notes), and it's Giggy time in our opinion. [NHL]

• Hiller becoming a sieve in Game 4 notwithstanding, Jeff Klein takes a look at how impenetrable goaltending is one of the stories of the postseason thus far. [NY Times]

• Anaheim Ducks defenseman Chris Pronger(notes) used his stick to sweep away an octopus thrown on the ice by Detroit Red Wings fans in the Honda Center during the 6-3 Wings victory. We called Wings history Paul Kukla to find out what evil hockey voodoo would befall Pronger for this affront to tradition; alas, it seems there is no validated evidence that an opponent who sticks the mollusk is cursed by the hockey gods. [Ducks]

• There may have been, what, three or four Red Wings fans at the Honda Center last night for the Wings' 6-3 win in front of a franchise-record crowd? [YouTube, via Empty Netters]

• From Faceoff Factor, AHL ugly: "The Penguins Paul Bissonnette(notes) was a victim of a questionable hit last night in Wilkes-Barre by Greg Amadio(notes) that led to his wrist being slit open by the skate blade of Hershey forward Steve Pinizzotto(notes). Bissonnette was laying motionless on the ice, but luckily the staff was able to stop the severe bleeding from continuing further. They flew him into Pittsburgh today, to determine if there is any nerve damage." Yikes. [Faceoff Factor]

Andrew Ference(notes) isn't at the morning skate for the Boston Bruins. [Bruins]

• Looking at how the planets could align for the New York Islanders, Tampa Bay Lightning and Toronto Maple Leafs regarding John Tavares and the No. 1 pick. [The Hockey Writers]

• The NHLPA wants to see the IIHF world championships held every other year out of concern for "oversaturation" of international hockey. [Sportsnet]

• Comparing the anthems in Chicago to those before New York Rangers games. [Battle of NY]

Scott Nichol(notes) and Jordin Tootoo(notes): Celebrity bowlers. [Predators]

• Making the argument that Sergei Gonchar(notes) shouldn't be used on the kill for the Pittsburgh Penguins. [Post Gazette]

• Melt Your Face Off takes on that ubiquitous NHL Portal commercial with the slightly Tom Cavanaugh/Dane Cook love child walking through several NHL locker rooms. [MYFO]

• Finally, a rather hilarious moment in a Washington Capitals postgame show, as Comcast SportsNet's Lisa Hillary is frightened by a rat the size of a Zamboni at Verizon Center. [OFB]

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