Puck Headlines: Premature merchandise and Boudreau goes off

Here are your Evening Puck Headlines and Previews: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media.

-They may be a handful of points away from clinching the Southeast Division, but it's never too early to purchase your Washington Capitals division title merchandise. [Cap Centre]

-Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau goes off on a TSN reporter who brought up yet another question about the Alex Ovechkin goal celebration from last week. [D.C. Sports Bog]

UPDATE: Here's video courtesy of TSN

-The trade deadline day winner? Looks like it's the Pittsburgh Penguins at the moment. [Sportsnet via Canadian Press]

-Mike Chen compares Ron Wilson's time in San Jose to what he's done so far in Toronto [Kukla's Korner]

-Your ranking of the national revenues per season: NFL: $3.7 billion (US), MLB: $1.37 billion. NBA: $930 million. NHL: $225 million. And the NFL still wants me to pay for NFL Network? [National Post]

-Adrian Dater reports that the Colorado Avalanche have started using the "R" word and that can't help starting up another sell-out streak. [Denver Post]

-After signing Sean Avery last season and the headaches that came with it, the Dallas Stars will now implement psychological reviews of any free agents they are looking to sign. [Dallas Morning News]

-Mirtle examines the quickly fading hopes of the Florida Panthers playoff chase. [From the Rink]

-Comparing the Montreal Canadiens franchise to that of the Boston Celtics. [Cycle Like the Sedins]

-In their tireless effort to appease the ridiculous Canadian Olympic Committee, Hockey Canada has submitted their fifth modified version of a logo they hope to use during the 2010 Games in Vancouver. If this doesn't work, anyone have some unused rec hockey jersey's they can borrow? [Globe & Mail]

-BanginPanger is trying to classify this post-empty net goal hit by Florida's Keith Ballard last night on Buffalo's Maxim Afinogenov as dirty or classless:

-Russo gets the low-down from Minnesota's Cal Clutterbuck on his verbal sparring with Kyle Okposo of the New York Islanders: "Told him to shave his neck. I told him if he can't grow it on the rest of his face, why try at all?" This is why the NHL and HBO should have a game of the week where players are mic'd up, uncensored. [Russo's Rants]

-Darren fills us in on the man behind those pegs that hold goals in place. [Silver Sevens]

-If you've got NHL Network, check out tonight's premieres of "Day in the Life" (Tom Gilbert), "Voices" (Mike Emrick), "Captain's Driven"(Scott Niedermayer), and "Pioneers" (Andy Bathgate). [NHL]

-There's a rather important meeting happening tonight regarding the Islanders and their hopes for the proposed "Lighthouse Project".[Islanders Point Blank]

Finally, the London Free Press has the story, but here's video of the bench scrum between the Erie Otters and the London Knights in an OHL playoff game last night:

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