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Sabres’ president declines to comment on thirds; Datsyuk robbed; Preds own ‘Perds’ (Puck Headlines)

Harrison Mooney
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Here are your Puck Headlines: a glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media.

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• The Nashville Predators' P.R. team bounces back from the "Perds" mistake in a big way, owning it entirely. This, friends, is how it's done. I'm especially fond of "the playas are back in town", as though Nashville is teeming with playas. They are not.

• Sabres' president Ted Black declines to comment on the reaction to Buffalo's new third jersey. I bet he did this during the development process too. [Buffalo News]

• More on the Sabres' thirds and the reaction to it. "This isn't good work." [3rd Man In]

Pavel Datsyuk was robbed! $45,000 worth of items were stolen, police in his home city of Yekaterinburg, police said. [RSport]

• At one point during the offseason, David Booth weighed 237 pounds. Fortunately, he's since lost the weight, and even more fortunately, no one got a photo of him when he weighed it. Ask Kyle Wellwood what happens if someone catches you lounging poolside at your heftiest. [24 Hours]

• On a visit to Sweden, Barack Obama thanks the nation for lending Chicago some of their hockey players. [USA Today]

• The IIHF has announced the schedule for the 2014 World Championships in Belarus, which will begin with the host nation facing off against the United States. [IIHF]

• Has the NHL has actually done a pretty good job dealing with concussions? [ESPN]

• Anthony Stewart will be heading to San Jose Sharks training camp on a tryout contract. [CSN Bay Area]

• The LA Kings are optimistic they'll have Willie Mitchell back in the lineup soon. [LA Times]

• Now in Pittsburgh, Canadian baseball player Justin Morneau has changed his number from 33 to 66 because it's 33 times two. If he gets traded again, is 99 a possibility? "Nope. There's only one 99 for us Canadians.'' [Star Tribune]

• Great stuff on the USA Warriors, a hockey team made up of wounded veterans. [The Hockey Writers]

• Since you can only say so much about the gaping roster holes the Flames already have, Flames Nation decides to add insult to injury by projecting heir future roster holes. [Flames Nation]

• Knowing much of his life is about to become very, very public in the wake of his divorce proceedings, Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini does what anyone concerned with their privacy would do: he starts a Twitter account. [Vancouver Sun]

• NESN will air a Bruins behind the scenes series, titled "Behind the B" (a title that seems ripe for parody, if you ask me). [NESN]

• Jesse Lysiak, the daughter of former NHL All-Star Tom Lysiak, has made the final four on Master Chef. Also, she's attractive, hence why there's a photo gallery attached to this post. [Busted Coverage]

• Ales Hemsky and Roberto Luongo should probably start calling each other and commiserating. That seems like the thing to do. [Oil on Whyte]

• From a fantasy perspective, who's better -- Christian Ehrhoff or Dan Hamhuis? [Dobber Hockey]

• The Ottawa 67s have embraced analytics, hiring sabremetrician Matt Pfeffer. [Buzzing the Net]

• Alex Galchenyuk: good at hockey, bad at golf.

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