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Game 2 reactions; The Lou intimidates Matthews; Ovi plays hoops (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.

• Dylan Larkin goes for a ride at the Detroit Grand Prix. Hope he didn't barf in the helmet. [@Dwakiji]

• Breaking down how Sidney Crosby drew up the play that led to Conor Sheary's game winning overtime goal. [NHL]

• "Sidney Crosby is a cheater, a horse and an inspiration." [The Sporting News]

• Roman Polak, former teammate of Phil Kessel's with the Toronto Maple Leafs, believes the media scrutiny faced by Kessel in Toronto "destroyed [Kessel] a little bit." [Toronto Sun]

• Hold off on the funeral for the Sharks. [CSN Bay Area]

• San Jose needs to return to the team they were in the previous playoff rounds and quickly. [ESPN]

• Joel Ward: From Minnesota Wild cast-off to the Stanley Cup finals with San Jose. [Star Tribune]

• With the Golden State Warriors making the NBA Final, the San Jose Sharks have to share the Bay Area spotlight. [Mercury News]

• Friend of the blog, Steve Dangle, writes about his experience attending Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final in Pittsburgh. He got there after winning a bet. [SN]

• "The run up to July 1’s Free Agent Frenzy could be the craziest in NHL history, with a flurry of trade activity like we’ve never seen before created by a projected flat salary cap and a potential expansion draft that could cause teams to make a pre-emptive strike this summer." [TSN]

• What could the New York Rangers get in return for trading Rick Nash? [Blueshirt Banter]

• The Ottawa Senators have granted the Detroit Red Wings permission to talk to Dave Cameron about an assistant coach position. [Ottawa Sun]

• Auston Matthews on meeting The Lou, "You know, he is a little bit [intimidating]," Matthews admitted. "He seems like a really good guy, really passionate about what he does. He cares. The two times I've talked to him, you look at him and you know who he is and what he represents." [Sportsnet]

• Mitch Marner’s dominant season opens up debate on NHL-CHL agreement. [Buzzing the Net]

• As the NHL Scouting Combine gets underway in Buffalo, there are talks between the NHL and the Buffalo Sabres to keep it there going forward. [Buffalo News]

• Interview with St. Louis Blues defenseman Dylan Parayko after his breakout rookie year in the NHL. [In the Slot]

• Tampa Bay Lightning fans should begin to worry that Steven Stamkos hasn't signed yet. [Today's Slapshot]

• Former Edmonton Oilers center Eric Belange called his former team a 'graveyard for players.' Is he justified in that comment? [Oil on Whyte]

• P.K. Subban has filed eight trademark applications. [Forbes]

• The PHWA and NHL Broadcasters Association announced Sam Rosen will receive the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award and Bob Verdi will receive the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award for excellence in hockey journalism. [Kukla's Korner]

• Reviewing the season for Les Canadiennes de Montreal veteran Ann-Sophie Bettez. [EOTP]

• Heather Linstad is returning to coach the Connecticut Whale. [NWHL]

• Meet the geniuses behind the Lightning's spectacular in-arena pregame presentation. [Tampa Bay Times]

• A trip to NHL Combine nets a BBQ faceoff. [Boston Globe]

• Finally, Alex Ovechkin was coached by his mother in a charity basketball game. Should this whole hockey thing not work out, perhaps he should give the NBA a go? [CBS Sports]

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Jen Neale is an editor for Puck Daddy on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email her at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com or follow her on Twitter! Follow @MsJenNeale_PD.

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