Puck Headlines: Debriefing from the GM's meetings

Here are your Afternoon 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.

Bob McKenzie believes there's a new (economic) world order coming to the National Hockey League. One without crooked refs, feathered boa-adorned superstars, Eric Bischoff, and big money, long-term contracts. (TSN)

Tara Wheeler, Miss Virginia and hockey goalie, answers the all-important question: Crosby or Ovechkin? (Fan IQ)

Budget cuts could force out the hockey program at Bowling Green University. (Hockey Joe)

Inside this week's NHL GM meetings through the eyes of Schultz. (Barry Melrose Rocks)

Buffalo's Paul Gaustad goes for a bull ride. (nhLOL)

Danny Briere is returning to the Philadelphia lineup tonight because of "reduced swelling and less bleeding in his groin." Gross. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Reflecting on the Todd Bertuzzi-Steve Moore incident five years later and pointing fingers at the League and NHLPA for turning not protecting the victim in the aftermath. (Jibblescribbits)

Ken Hitchcock and Nickelback are practically, like, BFF's. (Puck-rakers)

Comparing the postseason production of Patrick Marleau and Jarome Iginla. (Fear the Fin)

The powerful tag team of "Dufferwood" was in attendance last night as Carrie's boy, Mike Fisher potted the overtime winner against Tampa Bay. (Ottawa Citizen)

Should San Jose Sharks fans be expecting another early exit from the playoffs this season? (Mercury News)

The National Tennis Center in Queens, New York is thinking of putting a retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium to end rain delays. The Queens Chamber of Commerce would like to lure the New York Islanders there. (NY Daily News)

Michael Farber doesn't care who's in charge of the Canadiens, there are still many issues to be resolved. (SI.com)

Mike Heika believes that lowering ticket prices, in advance of the cap uncertainty come the 2010-11 season, will help things in the long run. (Dallas Morning News h/t Kukla)

Despite his team being upset in the first-round of the KHL playoffs (a massive 16-seed over a 1-seed for your NCAA basketball buff), Alexander Radulov returning to the Predators this season is probably not going to happen. (Tennessean)

Suffering from mononucleosis since the end of January, Sammy Pahlsson took to the ice to begin his comeback with his new team, the Chicago Blackhawks. (Chicago Tribune)

In this week's Peter Forsberg update, he's still uncertain about coming back to the NHL, but knows he won't participate in this spring's World Championships. (Denver Post)

Finally, thanks to Puck Daddy reader Dan from Dannation for passing along the Columbus Blue Jackets latest commercial, which sorely lacks Billy Mays or the headset equipped Vince:

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