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Puck Headlines: Richards in Philly; Asham apologizes to Beagle

Greg Wyshynski
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• Now you can own "actual game-used melted ice from the 2010-2011 Stanley Cup Final" in this commemorative Bruins plaque. No word if it was harvested by Nathan Horton. [Mounted Memories]

• Pittsburgh Penguins winger Arron Asham has reached out to Jay Beagle through Mike Knuble in order apologize for the post-fight showboating. [Capitals Insider]

• The five dumbest tweets about Arron Asham's fight and taunt last night. [Pensblog]

• "HOW IS THIS OK? NHL Player Bashes Another Until He's Concussed And Bleeding On The Ice." [Business Insider]

• Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson has allegedly sent a direct message to a fan in which he tells them "go screw yourself u mutant." Anthony Weiner is unimpressed. [The Win Column]

Ales Hemsky is undergoing an MRI on his bum shoulder. (We'd put "oft-injured Ales Hemsky," but we feel like this is assumed.)[@NHL_Oilers]

• Cool post by blogging vet Jamie Fitzpatrick on hockey novels. Not books -- novels. [CDN Bookshelf]

• Thomas Greiss gets the start for the San Jose Sharks against the Anaheim Ducks tonight, with Antti Niemi as his backup. [Working The Corners]

• Why Philadelphia Flyers fans shouldn't boo Mike Richards upon his return to Philly with the Los Angeles Kings. [Broad Street Buzz]

• Does Los Angeles Kings center Mike Richards still feel like he's part of the Philadelphia Flyers in any way? "I don't feel a part of them, no. I'm an L.A. King. I'm excited to be an L.A. King. We've got a great team here, and an opportunity to do something special throughout the season. I'm happy to be here. Do I miss friends? Of course. I've been here a long time and spent a lot of time with a lot of people around here, so you miss them but we have a good group here and it's fun to come to the rink every day." [LA Kings Insider]

• Claude Giroux, James van Riemsdyk, Wayne Simmonds, Max Talbot and Scott Hartnell hang out at the Mitchell and Ness party where Questlove was DJing, before returning to their small seafaring vessel and returning to the Dry Island we imagine. [700 Level]

• The St. Louis Blues have sent Andy McDonald back home for tests on a possible concussion. [STLToday]

• What NBA owners can learn from the NHL lockout. [NY Times]

• Cody Franson told the media he was unhappy as a healthy scratch for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Ron Wilson is unimpressed with his candor. [Globe & Mail]

• The tests for the Blues this season, and specifically for Jaroslav Halak: "How do you fix a goalie's confidence? Short of getting him some wins and having him come up with some big saves in those contests, I have no idea." [Game Time]

• The Wiz takes a gander at the Detroit Red Wings' hot start and thinks there's trouble on the power play. [The Wizard of Os]

• Jes on whether James Neal is the new Brian Savage. [KK]

• The five easiest to abuse players in the NHL. [Backhand Shelf]

• Vancouver Canucks cheers and jeers: "JEERS to you moronic Canucks fans who are already off the Canucks bandwagon after their 1-2-1 start to the season. Holy crap, people. IT'S BEEN FOUR GAMES!" [Canucks Army]

• Jonas Holos back to Europe. [MHH]

• Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding will get a start against the Detroit Red Wings. [Star Trib]

• Marty Brodeur is traveling with the Devils to Nashville but is listed as day-to-day with a shoulder injury. [Devils Advocate]

• Jeff Woywitka is in for Mike Sauer for the Rangers on Saturday. [NYDN]

• Bob McKenzie asks the fighting question: "How can a league that, lately anyway, is hellbent on using suspensions to get headshots out of the game in order to minimize concussions and promote player safety possibly rationalize or endorse the Asham-Beagle fight as "part of the game" and be okay with it?" [TSN]

• The great Stanley Cup champ blogger fight: Chicago vs. Boston. Much smack was talked.

• Finally, we should all clean our houses this way:

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