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Grand Rapids Griffins win the Calder Cup thanks to late goal by Brennan Evans | MLive.com
Peter Wallner's writeup of the Griffins' victory.

Grand Rapids Griffins win Calder Cup - NHL.com - News
I'm kind of disappointed the NHL.com writeup didn't involve a pithy pun. Something like 'CUP OF TATAR SAUCE' or 'LOOKING FOR LOVE IN CALDER WRONG PLACES'

Red Wings thrilled to have Pavel Datsyuk locked up long-term, believe he'll flourish into his late 30s | MLive.com
Khan's got a good writeup on the Datsyuk extension with a glut of good Holland quotes and some bonus info added about the ongoing talks with the free agents.

Red Wings GM Ken Holland talks about SCF, Datsyuk, etc. on Fan 590 - The Malik Report - Kukla's Korner
Listen to Holland wax about a few topics.

Jury rules in favor of Gordie Howe in $3 million lawsuit involving destroyed memorabilia - theoaklandpress.com
Despicable shit here. It's sad the case had to come to this.

Pavel Datsyuk signs contract extension with Detroit Red Wings | Home Ice - SI.com
Allan Muir with the KHL-centric take on the Datsyuk signing and what it means.

Hey Griffins - Bandwagon Starting to Empty? - Craigslist
Hahaha some genius took to Craigslist to troll Griffins fans and then the Crunch lost, so hahahaha screw this guy.

Around the NHL

NHL Mock Draft 2013 - SBNation.com
The SB Nation Mock Draft has started. You'll get our pick on Monday.

Battle of BoC: Five Guys vs. In-N-Out - Battle of California
BoC answers the tough questions.

Logan Couture agrees to 5-year, $30 million contract extension - Fear The Fin
$6M per for Couture is probably right around what he's worth. Something something horse joke.

Report: Coyotes and Dave Tippett Agree in Principle on New Contract - Five For Howling
New contract is contingent on the successful sale of the team. That's fantastic.

Kings Lock Up D Slava Voynov for Six Years, $25 Million - Jewels From The Crown
Everybody gettin' new contracts.

Mike "Doc" Emrick's Passing Synonyms: A Daft Punk Mashup
From Deadspin: We mentioned earlier this week that someone had tried to make a list of all Doc Emrick's synonyms for "pass it" used in the marathon opening game of the Stanley Cup Finals. Feeling that list was incomplete, I tracked down all 140 of them, then set them to Daft Punk.

Randy Carlyle Coaching Myths Part Five: Shot Distance - Pension Plan Puppets
Carlyle thinks helmets make your brain swell with sweat, so assume all his ideas are dumb.

Mike Milbury: wrong again - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Mike Milbury ripped Jaromir Jagr after the first period of Game 2 on Saturday. As usual, Milbury was way off-base.

Report: Flyers will buy out Briere, Bryzgalov another story (Updated) | ProHockeyTalk
Things are getting dramatic in Philadelphia.

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