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Can Capitals flip the switch?; NHL and tanking (Puck Headlines)

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. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com. 

Shayne Gostisbehere (PHI - 53) acknowledges fans during warmups.

• Philadelphia Flyers fans and ‘Shayne Gostisbehere Mania.’ (Rachel Lewis on Inside Hockey)

• On the Washington Capitals and flipping on the switch in time for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Caps have the NHL’s best record and recently clinched the Eastern Conference’s top seed. [Japers’ Rink]

• Does the NHL have a problem with teams tanking to land a high draft pick? [The Guardian]

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• Detroit Red Wings forward Brad Richards is eying life after hockey in Tampa Bay. Richards won a Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning and was drafted by the organization in 1998. [Tampa Tribune]

• The NWHL is currently a league of ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ based on competitive balance. [Vice]

• Notre Dame hockey is preparing to leave Hockey East for the Big Ten in 2017. Notre Dame would be the Big Ten's seventh hockey team. [USCHO]

• Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman gives some inside information on recent developments with the Ottawa Senators along with other league topics. [Sportsnet]

• Devils forward Mike Cammalleri won't be able to make it back this season from the right hand/wrist injury that has sidelined him since Jan. 26. Patrik Elias may still return from a knee injury. [Fire and Ice]

• The Calder Trophy is measured for a year’s worth of work, which should hurt Edmonton Oilers Connor McDavid who missed three months with a fractured clavicle. [Today’s Slapshot]

• Would the Arizona Coyotes trade Max Domi for the No. 1 pick in the 2016 Draft and a chance to select Auston Matthews? [Five for Howling]

• Women in hockey are being heard, but not loud enough. [Pension Plan Puppets]

• Saying prayers for Courtney Druce who is in her fifth battle with cancer. Courtney is the daughter of former NHLer John Druce. [Peterborough Examiner]

• Don Cherry remembers former Toronto mayor Rob Ford as “a good one.” Ford died Tuesday after a battle with cancer.  [Toronto Sun]

• Some thoughts on the potential NHL expansion draft and what it means for different teams. [Spectors Hockey]

• Coaches in the QMJHL are not pleased with their league’s officials. [Buzzing the Net]

• An all-encompassing Q&A with Buffalo Beauts All-Star forward Hayley Williams. [Today’s Slapshot]

• The Vancouver Canucks have signed forward Anton Rodin to a two-year contract. This past season, Rodin was awarded the Gold Helmet Award of the Swedish Hockey League as the League’s Most Valuable Player. [Canucks]

• A minor hockey coach in Halifax is accusing a game official of taunting his team and later attacking a player during a recent game in P.E.I. This has prompted an RCMP investigation. [CP via Yahoo]

• Fantasy hockey cage match between Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele and Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl. Who should you want for your team? [Dobber Hockey]

• Finally, New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider shows off his GoPro skills.

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