Hockey Headlines: Updates on Jimmy Vesey, Nail Yakupov and More

A collection of the latest news from around the world of hockey:

Jonathan Bernier accidentally spit on someone. And it was funny. [The Score]

The Predators thought they had the inside track on signing Jimmy Vesey. Not so. [On the Forecheck], [Puck Daddy]

Is Artemi Panarin a lock to win the Calder Trophy? [Sportsblog]

The two-goalie system doesn’t help you in the playoffs. [The Hockey News]

All Nail Yakupov wants is a fresh start. [Sportsnet]

A lot of Oiler fans like Yakupov and want to see him succeed. Not everyone, though. [Oilers Nation]

(Well then…)

Yakupov promptly scored the Oilers only goal in a loss to the Ducks. [Edmonton Journal]

Washington has won the President’s Trophy. They have absolutely dominated all season long. [NBC Sports]

Coyotes forward Michael Stone will be shut down for the season [Todays Slapshot], as will Dion Phaneuf and Clarke MacArthur of the Ottawa Senators. [CBC]

The Toronto Maple Leafs are hoping to sign Russian blueliner Nikita Zaitsev. [The Hockey News]

The Penguins have signed college blueliner Ethan Prow to an entry-level deal. [Post Gazette]

Phil Kessel is picking the right time to go on a hot streak. [Sports Illustrated]

The Rangers miss what Carl Hagelin brings to the table. [NY Post]

And finally, there has been a lot of talk about NHL expansion, but what about relocation? [Yahoo Sports]