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Three (News) Stars of the Week: Bobby on the block…then not, Paulina says bye…then hi, Bruce is fired…then hired

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“Three (News) Stars of the Week” will run every Friday. It’s our way of acknowledging the week’s big NHL stories that gave us lots of page views, thereby increasing PHT’s attractiveness to advertisers.

Third star: Bobby on the block

Reports surfaced early in the week that the Ducks were shopping their talented forward, Bobby Ryan. Soon after came a report the Rangers were one of the teams interested. Then every team was interested. Who wouldn’t be? Ryan’s off to a tough start to the season, as are most of his teammates. But he’s only 24 and he’s already scored 30-plus goals three times. It didn’t take long for Ryan to admit the trade talk was getting to him, calling the rampant speculation “a nightmare.” Then the Ducks fired the coach and all of a sudden they weren’t shopping Ryan anymore.

Second star: @PaulinaGretzky

Paulina Gretzky is Wayne Gretzky’s 22-year-old daughter. She has a Twitter account through which she’s been known to post pictures of herself. Many men have enjoyed these pictures. Her dad is not one of those many men. So father and daughter had a “sit down,” after which her account was deleted and the internet was sad. But then the account reappeared and the internet was happy. But then the tweet that marked her return was deleted and the internet was…just confused.

First star: A coach gets fired. A coach gets hired. PS – it’s the same coach.

The axe finally fell Monday when Bruce Boudreau was relieved of his duties as coach of the underachieving Washington Capitals. The general manager said the players had stopped responding to Boudreau. Watching them lose, 5-1, to Buffalo on Saturday, it was hard to disagree. Much of the blame for the change fell at the skates of Alex Ovechkin, the once-jovial superstar who no longer appears to enjoy the game — especially the version where he has to be defensively responsible. But there was little time to weep for Boudreau; by Wednesday night he was the new coach of the Anaheim Ducks.

Rejoice: Paulina Gretzky is back on Twitter

Paulina Gretzky

In easily the most important vaguely hockey-related news of the night,* Paulina Gretzky is back on Twitter after being banished by her fun-killing father/all-time NHL great Wayne Gretzky. Check out her first message (apologies if this story helps her dad find out about her hugely relevant return to social media, by the way).


Oh, those 22-year-old daughters. Such scamps. One could even say that they’re tougher to deal with than the mediocre ’80s defensemen Wayne Gretzky shredded over and over again …

* This might deserve front page play on The New York Times, really.

@PaulinaGretzky is no more

Paulina Gretzky

The only surprising part is that Wayne Gretzky didn’t step in sooner.

Alas, the Great One finally put his foot down, demanding his 22-year-old daughter, Paulina, shut down her Twitter account and stop posting racy photos of herself.

At least, that’s how we imagine it went down. There’s also the strong possibility Wayne broke down and begged his daughter to knock it off. Maybe even bribed her with a new car or pony.

“Having a nice sit down dinner with my dad about social media,” read her last tweet before @PaulinaGretzky was no more.

I suppose the only thing left to do now is for somebody to make one of those “I Will Remember You” tribute videos with a slideshow of her greatest Twitter pics. That would be really heartwarming.

(Seriously, if somebody could do that.)