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Puck Headlines: Pacioretty returns to action; Brad Richards hacked?


Brad Richards(notes) of the New York Rangers may have had his Twitter feed hacked on Thursday, although as of 3 p.m. ET the posts were still on his feed. The @mrtommyland handle is that of Tommy Lee of Motley Crue … who is either being framed here or is a hacker on the level of Zero Cool.

• Speaking of Twitter, remember Michael Duco, who called the Sedins divers before being traded to the Vancouver Canucks? He's now issued his second apology: "To the players, fans, and organization, I would like to apologize and I hope that you can forgive me." [Sports Network]

• Honored we made Sports Illustrated's Twitter 100 as one of about six hockey voices. Thanks again to everyone here who follows us there and puts up with occasional images of beer and movie trailer links. [SI]

Troy Brouwer's(notes) shoulder surgery might leave him as long-term injured reserve option for the Washington Capitals. Between this and Tom Poti(notes), there's something vaguely Lamorielloian about the Capitals' cap management these days. [Washington Times]

Max Pacioretty(notes) played his first full 60-minute game since his injury, albeit in the Big Assist annual charity game. Said the Montreal Canadiens forward: "It was weird at first, but as the game went on I think I felt a little more comfortable, and I'm looking forward now to gaining some momentum off of that." Dr. Recchi advises you to take it slowly, sir. [NHL.com]

• A new voice of supporting in the Mike Commodore(notes) 64 campaign: Commodore 64 itself. "We've envisioned supporting them in any way that's comfortable for everybody -Commodore giveaways, Commodore nights, Commodore T-shirts. Again, this is all up to the team, and all up to Mike. Whatever they decide, we're going to roll with it." [National Post]

• The eight greatest pancakes in the NHL. That Willie Mitchell hit on Toews two years ago must have been No. 9. [Sabres]

Kris Draper(notes) doesn't want to sign a two-way contract, doesn't want to compete for a roster spot in training camp and doesn't believe he'll seek a contract with another team if the Detroit Red Wings don't re-sign him. [MLive]

• The Calgary Flames trade for Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond(notes), aka "the Most French-Sounding Name Ever." Which is a complete insult to Pierre-Eiffel Croissant-Bordeaux. [Matchsticks and a Gasoline]

• After three years, Rogers Sportsnet confirmed Thursday morning that the broadcasting company has parted ways with announcer Peter Loubardias. Who will be the new play-by-play voice of the Flames? [Calgary Herald]

Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Kristian Huselius(notes) underwent successful surgery on his right pectoral muscle July 14 and is expected to be out four to six months, club executive vice president of hockey operations and general manager Scott Howson announced Thursday. [Jackets]

• Marty St. Louis on Steven Stamkos(notes) and his contract negotiation: "No, I really don't know what's going on. But honestly, I'm not worried about it." [Lightning]

• Here's Erik Cole(notes) meeting the Montreal media for the first time.

• Interesting piece by Bruce Peter on the "reinvention" of the Russian Junior Hockey System. [Puck Worlds]

Bobby Butler(notes) is back with the Senators for two years. [NHL.com]

• Excellent essay about the Ottawa Senators and their growth as a franchise. [6th Sens]

• Speaking of the Sens, the Northeast Division's a tad different now than it was last season, especially in Buffalo. [Sens Shot]

• The new Winnipeg Jets logo in the final stages of development and will be released before their new sweaters are. [Winnipeg Free Press]

• The Jets carried over several former Atlanta Thrashers employees to the new team. Craig Ramsay is gonna be all "WTF?" [Mirtle]

• Wondering what Ted Nolan's up to these days? [Times Transcript]

• Some Capitals prospect compared himself to Matt Cooke(notes), drawing shock and awe from everyone who forgets Matt Cooke used to play for the Capitals. [Capitals Insider]

• Full coverage of Tim Thomas'(notes) ESPY Award wins. [Boston.com]

• Finally, from NHL.com, it's Balraj Jutla talking about the Toronto Maple Leafs signings with bankers. That dude would buy a boat!

NHL Scrum City -- Off-Season Bay St. Bankin' from Balraj Jutla on Vimeo.

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