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Daily Cupcakes March 15th, 2011

Well, this could get interesting.

An NBA referee is taking the Associated Press to court.

Bill Spooner, a 22-year veteran NBA official, is suing Minnesota Timberwolves reporter Jon Krawczynski for tweeting during a game that Spooner promised coach Kurt Rambis that he'd get the Wolves two points in the form of a make-up call.

Gary Bettman is looking at concussions

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman told reporters on Monday that the league reviewed almost every single concussion that has occurred this season and concluded that there is no one single factor that contributes to concussions.

"There's no one single thing causing concussions," said Bettman. "There is no magic bullet to deal with this. I know that it's an emotional, intense subject, particularly for our fans. We get it. But dealing with this issue is not something you can do whimsically or emotionally.

Max Pacioretty isn't afraid to draw some anger from the league.

Pacioretty's a pretty interesting person. He wasn't afraid to say earlier this season that he'd rather be a first-line AHLer than a fourth-line NHLer. A member of the Canadiens' organization said they made a mistake rushing him to the NHL, but when I asked him about that in Hamilton, he couldn't disagree fast enough. Last week, when the team wanted him to stay silent, he spoke out and then opened a twitter account. This is a guy who stands up for what he believes in.

And some follow-up on Joey Hishon

Hishon was recently voted the "Best Playmaker" and "Best Stickhandler" in the OHL Western Conference Coaches Poll for the 2010-11 season.

where he has recorded 36 goals and 83 points in 48 games this season. Hishon’s 1.73 points-per-game average is tied for first among all OHL skaters. Despite missing 17 games, the Stratford, Ontario, native leads the Attack in assists and ranks second in points.