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Babcock sets sights on Red Wings assistants - Sportsnet.ca
Jim Hiller and Andrew Brewer are all but officially gone, and now Tony Granato might also be heading with Mike Babcock to the Maple Leafs.

Watch: Utica's Brandon DeFazio suspended for this hit vs. Griffins | Detroit Free Press
DeFazio was suspended for two games by the AHL for hitting Tomas Nosek during Game 2 of the Griffins' series against the Utica Comets.

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As TB knocks on door to Stanley Cup Final, Wings could say 'what if?' | FOX Sports
Should have been us.

Griffins' Mantha struggles in transition | The Detroit News
A tough injury combined with unprecedented expectations did not help Anthony Mantha's transition to the AHL.

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Sabres name Bylsma head coach | ProHockeyTalk
The Sabres have officially hired Dan Bylsma. They will send the Penguins a 2016 third-round draft pick.

Blue Jackets sign Goloubef to two-year extension | TSN
Cody Goloubef scored no goals and nine points for the Blue Jackets this season.

Ducks-Blackhawks, Lightning-Rangers both reach thrilling Game 7 climax | USA Today
As a hockey fan, there is nothing better than a pair of Conference Final Game 7's. Assuming that the Ducks and Rangers win, of course.

Senators GM Bryan Murray expects to step aside after next season | CBSSports.com
The former Wings' coach and GM is currently battling Stage 4 colon cancer.

Doom & gloom for the Blackhawks after this year? Not so fast, cynics | The Hockey News
The Blackhawks may very well have some transitional years ahead of them, but they are not going to fall out of the playoffs. Any team that employs players like Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews is going to be competitive.

Politician accuses ‘separatist’ Peladeau of turning NHL off Quebec City | ProHockeyTalk
Pierre Karl Peladeau is one of the main proponents of bringing an NHL franchise back to Quebec City, but he is also the leader of Quebec's separatist party.

Auston Matthews to play next season in Europe - Sportsnet.ca
I did not expect Matthews to actually do this. It will be very interesting to see whether this creates a new trend of top prospects heading over to Europe to play in their pro leagues or whether this was simply an exception to the rule.

Dan Bylsma all about Sabres’ success, not shaming Penguins | Puck Daddy
Could you imagine if the Sabres manage to win a Cup before the Penguins do?

Sharks introduce Peter DeBoer as new coach: 5 takeaways - CBSSports.com
Point #5 is very important here. If DeBoer succeeds with the Sharks, we may have to reevaluate what we think of him. The Sharks have an aging yet still capable roster. Bringing them back to the playoffs should be both manageable for DeBoer to achieve, and important if he wants to solidify his reputation.

AHL’s IceCaps unveil logo, go bleu, blanc et rouge as Canadiens’ new affiliate | The Hockey News
The St. John's IceCaps are now going to be the Habs' new AHL affiliate after being the Jets' farm team for the past four seasons.

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