Daily Pucking Grind. Irish Roast. March 17th

Today’s music selection is Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses by U2.

It with sadness that we report the passing of Florida Panthers amateur scout Luke Williams.  Luke was involved in a fatal car accident late Tuesday night.  Luke is survived by his wife Lucy and his three children Sandy, Jeff and John.  Here is the official word from the Florida Panthers website.

The playoff driving Toronto Maple Leafs are in town this evening coming off a dominating 3-1 victory last night over the Carolina Hurricanes.  Led by Dion Phanuef and his two power play goals, the Leafs are now within four points of eighth place Buffalo and two points behind the ninth place Canes.  Don’t you just love this time of year?  More after the jump.

Here’s your St. Patrick Day links:

Speculation will start and run till some decision is made, but Panther Coach Peter DeBoer wants to stay.  On Frozen Pond.

Mike Duco wants to stand tall and make the most of his chance. Sun-Sentinel.

Video review and shootouts were part of Wednesdays GM meetings.  TSN.ca.

Puck Daddy’s Three Stars for Wednesday.  Canucks clinch the Northwest.  Throw the parade Vancouver.

The St. Louis Blues are for sale?  Greg Wyshynski (Puck Daddy) reports.

Dany Heatley gets a two game suspension for this?

The 10 biggest NHL Draft busts.  The Hockey News.

Two of FanSided’s writers had their stories linked to Puck Daddy yesterday.  Fire That Cannon and Blades of Teal.

Puck Daddy gives 68 reasons why the NHL Playoffs are better than March Madness.

New rules on concussions went into action Wednesday night. NHL.com.

The TSN Quiz panel gets into the head shot discussion.

The Fan 590’s Bob McCown talks about journalism.  Globe and Mail.

Here’s your Wednesday night scoreboard. TSN.ca.

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