Eddie Shack, peeker; Hockey Canada concussion apps; lockout still happening (Puck Headlines)

• Former Maple Leaf Eddie Shack appears in a pin-up calendar raising money for affordable housing in Peterborough. According to the caption, the 75-year-old got two minutes for “peeking”. [Toronto Star]

• A study of 250 professional sports teams around the world saw just two NHL teams, the Maple Leafs and Canadiens, make the list. Also: “As of the first day of game cancellations, its brand has lost more than a quarter of its value, falling to $1.15-billion (U.S.) compared to $1.6-billion when the brand value was last analyzed this summer.” [Globe Mail]

• Hockey Canada launches Sidney Crosby-endorsed concussion awareness apps. [Hockey Canada]

• Welp, the NHL’s deadline to save the 82-game NHL season has arrived. There are no meetings planned, so, uh, say goodbye to that. [TSN]

• Pierre Lebrun speaks with Larry Quinn, former minority owner with the Buffalo Sabres: “”I really believe there’s a deal to be made here,” Quinn told ESPN.com this week. “And I’m shocked that given the money involved … I mean, the person that gets hurt the most in this is the player. You’ve got a diminishing asset and, unlike the owners, everything they make is a profit and it cannot be replaced. That’s just the nature of the beast. The fact that their limited livelihood would be jeopardized once again, something is just wrong. It makes you wonder what interests are being represented and why.” [ESPN]

• Among the many challenges that will come up if we get a shortened season: disparate fitness levels. An NHL executive: “This time around, the biggest challenge could be the difference in levels of conditioning. In ’94, we at least had training camps before we stopped. No one had camps this year and there are players all over the place.” [Toronto Sun]

• B.D. Gallof on why moving to Brooklyn was the Islanders’ only viable choice. [CBS New York]

• The Washington Capitals’ fanbase changed when they moved downtown. The Islanders will face a similar adjustment in Brooklyn. [SB Nation]

• Great historical piece here on Boston Bruins during wartime and player Terry Reardon, who won the Stanley Cup with the Bruins in 1941, fought in the second World War in 1942, was wounded on D-Day in 1944, and then returned to hockey because he was a badass and played for 13 more years, several as a player-coach. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]

• Awesomeness: via reader Emily Bennett, here’s an KHL flash game that’s sort of like foosball. If you can’t read Russian, here’s how to get started: pick two teams, hit the red button, use the up and down keys to control your lines. [LutchUSA]

• The NBA will allow advertising on jerseys beginning next year. The back page of GQ suggests a few sponsors and takes a shot at the NHL. Via Brendan Welch:

• Wherein Flyers’ prospect Scott Laughton is ejected for a brutal, textbook blindside hit to the head. [Buzzing the Net]

• Let home-schoolers play ice hockey! They need to practice being around people. [North Jersey]

• Josh Lile takes apart a Bleacher Report suggesting Ray Whitney is an uncoachable old man. Unsurprisingly, it’s not hard. [Defending Big D]

• Martin Hanzal heads to HC Mountfield of the Czech League. Radim Vrbata will likely be headed to the same league to play for BK Mladá Boleslav, his hometown team. [AZ Central]

• Tomas Kaberle’s stint with Kladno in the Czech League is over. His one-month contract has expired and he’s on his way back to North America. [PHT]

• Here’s something you don’t see every day: a blog on why the owners are mostly right. [On Goal Analysis]

• Rangers’ prospect J.T Miller scores a sweet goal versus the Albany Devils. [SNY Rangers]

• Elisha Cuthbert talks about how Dion Phaneuf proposed. She claims she blacked out, which means he might have hit her on the head, because that’s what cavemen do.

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