Here are your Evening 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.
• SI's Alan Muir, as only he can, defends Doug Wilson's patience in overhauling the San Jose Sharks, reminding readers that Patrick Marleau and Evgeni Nabokov have contracts that expire after this season, which could mean they'll be more mobile at mid-season than during this summer. [SI]
• NHL Board of Governors: "Yes, please, we'd like to hear more about this whole 'moving home games for a struggling American franchise into Canadian cities that aren't large enough to support their own teams but will sell out the joint if the Habs come to town.'" [Globe & Mail]
• In praise of Jerry Reinsdorf from a Chicago blogger, who explains why the NHL needs him. [Blackhawks Confidential]
• No more Wayne Gretzky if Reinsdorf wins the Coyotes? [Toronto Star via Waterloo Record]
• Although CIT Group has walked away from a commitment to lend the Molson family $225 million to buy the Canadiens, it won't affect the sale because alternative financing has been secured. Hopefully not from some dude named Boots. [National Post]
• Rather fascinating chat with Vincent Lecavalier's nutritionist, who talks about Vinny's lack of energy in the third periods of games and how they're working to correct that for the Tampa Bay Lightning's next season. Can't say we've ever read anything like this before. [Joe Bolts Fan]
• Michael Nylander's agent says his client isn't close to signing with the KHL and expects to show up to Washington Capitals camp this fall ... unless someone wants to take on his $5.5 million salary, and he approves of the team that decides to. Oy. [Capitals Insider]
• Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland talks about replacing Jiri Hudler, "kicking the tires" on a player like Mike Grier and George Malik thinks it all adds up to the Wings adding two forwards before the season. [Snapshots]
• Finally, the Olympic talk is starting to heat up. Here's Patrick Kane on "trying out" for Team USA, with an eye towards the 2012 Games. Eyes on the bronze, Patty? C'mon.