Tip Ins is a weekly update for all the news that happened in the NHL.

Can't tell if Brent Burns or Chewbacca... (Getty Images)

The guy doesn’t even care anymore… (Getty Images)

  • The evolution of Brent Burns’ headshot photos. This year’s picture is just plain ridiculous. But in a good way. (Puck Daddy)
  • The NBC Group will be airing 70 regular-season games this season on both their NBC and NBC Sports Networks. It will begin with 7 games in the first week of the season. (NBC Sports)
  • New Sabres tough guy, John Scott on his role on the team: “I don’t want stuff to go on. I’m here to prevent that stuff. So, yeah, if I was on the team last year I would like to think something like that wouldn’t happen. If it happens again, I’ll take care of it.” Clearly not a big fan of “stuff”. (Buffalo Hockey Beat)

  • The NHL has amended their rules on buyouts. Due to the situations with Wade Redden and Scott Gomez, the NHL has allowed teams to use one of their two buyouts this week. Today is the last day for teams to use it until this offseason. (Hockey City)
  • After spending the entire lockout in Russia playing for his hometown team Metallurg Magnitogorsk, reigning MVP Evgeni Malkin talks about being in the spotlight in Russia and how he understands how it is for Sidney Crosby in North America. As for his contract situation he says,”I play for Pittsburgh for two more years. Of course, I hope more. Many more.” Me too, Geno. Me too. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
  • Flyers’ Claude Giroux and Red Wings’ Henrik Zetterberg were named captains of their respective teams. (Philadelphia Flyers / Detriot Red Wings)
  • If you were hoping your team would be in on the Corey Perry/Ryan Getzlaf Sweepstakes, hold off on that. Ducks GM Bob Murray says,”I’m going to do everything in my power to sign them.” (OC Register)
  • Top 10 Storylines to Watch for this season. (The Hockey Writers)
  • A few days ago the KHL came to their senses and released a statement on the Lubomir Visnovsky situation. Pretty much, he’s coming back. As we expected. (KHL)
  • I’m sure you’ve heard about this by now. If not, you’re welcome. In KHL All-Star Skill Competitions, the All-Stars figure skate(!!) in full gear. Now that’s a skill! This one features Ilya Kovalchuk. Yea, we’re gonna need you to stick to hockey, Kovy. (YouTube)
  • Two videos!?! Yep. This one is a cool Nike ad. Hockey Is Ours. (YouTube)

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