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.
• ESPN "content guru" John Skipper says that the WWL will commit to more live sports coverage and fewer scripted shows, reality shows and original movies. According to Media Week, "reclaiming the National Hockey League is also on his to-do list. The NHL is slated to run on Versus through the 2010-2011 season." Wait, the NHL isn't scripted? [Media Week]
• Remember our question about Sergei Gonchar's status for the rest of the season? According to ESPN, the Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman is going to miss 4-6 months due to surgery on his dislocated shoulder. Either way, that would in theory make him available to Zubov his way back for the postseason. [ESPN]
• The latest on Nikolai Khabibulin: "If he does clear waivers, the Hawks could send him to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League and also be clear of his salary. [GM] Tallon is also likely working to trade Khabibulin." [Chicago Tribune]
• NHLPA chief Paul Kelly notes that the divide between rich and poor has become sickening; names Barack Obama as VP of Hope and Rainbows. (Kidding.) Kelly is starting his fall tour of locker rooms, and revenue sharing is going to be a hot topic. [CP]
• Austin Kent from a new hockey blog called The Good Point talks with super prospect John Tavares about Stefan Legein quitting hockey, whether his mother is his agent and wearing No. 91. Good stuff. [The Good Point]
• How Canada is using hockey to subvert the American economy in an effort to one day move its population to sunny climates and ship U.S. citizens to the Yukon. You know, this theory doesn't exactly have the sturdiest premise ... [Big Noel]
• The Hockey East coaches' poll is out. Boston College is No. 1, Boston University is No. 2. Commence loud arguments with siblings at local bars, Beantown. [Projo Sports]
• Finally, what if Wayne Gretzky and Rocket Richard played on the same team?