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Hockey Hits: Hope Philly has insurance cause Gagne is coming home from camp, NHL is looking to buy the Coyotes and potential Russian No 1 draft choice doesn’t like provisions in KHL contract.

Looks like Gagne will be coming home from Team Canada camp with a couple of injuries, a look back at a classic Messier photo, questions about fans of the Maple Leafs, Balsillie’s mood, Bruins are having a “Happy Gilmore” contest (I include a video of my best Happy Gilmore), Oilers brass on the hot seat, the NHL looks to become an owner, a possible 2010 No. 1 draft pick doesn’t like a provision of his KHL contract.

Some news and notes from around the blogs today:

  • CSN Philly:  Gagne hurts hip and groin at Team Canada camp.  The first player injured.  Oh boy.  Flyers brass isn’t going to be happy about this.  Hope the insurance was paid.
  • Puck Daddy:  Mark Messier discusses the classic Gary Coleman photo.  Looking at that photo I thought it was Vanilla Ice from the Surreal Life.
  • T.O. Sports:  Are most Toronto Maple Leaf fans a bunch of knuckleheads?  I think they just have to be patient for Brian Burke to impliment his system.
  • From the Rink:  The mood on Balsillie.  He will take over as the actor for Dos Equis beer as the most interesting man in the world if he can pull this off.
  • On Frozen Pond:  NHL makes bid for the Coyotes; Money meet Drain.  Funny.  Very odd that the NHL is getting involved in this manner.  They must be worried about Jim Balsillie.
  • Melt Your Face Off:  So much fail, so little time.  I’ve made my fair share of spelling mistakes but it is a pretty bad one.
  • Black Dog Hate Skunks:  Skewed perception and a trip to the communist bar.  Oilers brass on the hot seat.
  • Nuckleheads:  Possible conversation that will happen at the Canucks training camp.  Kinda funny.
  • Slap Shot:  Potential 2010 No.1 draft pick in Russian hockey kerfuffle.  Good for him.  Why should he sign a contract with that provision considering his status.
  • Stanley Cup of Chowder:  Bruins foundation to host a “Happy Gilmore” swinging contest.  Simply awesomeHere is my best Happy Gilmore performed at a buddy’s Stag.