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NHL Play of the Year Showdown: Fleury vs. Tatar | TSN
The play of the year competition has gone too far for you guys not to vote for Tatar. Then again, why would you ever vote for Fleury?

Mantha rules roost with NHL job in his sights | Red Wings Central
Even if Mantha is good enough to play in the NHL right now, I do not believe that he will begin the next season with the Red Wings. But he will be #1 on our call-up list.

Gustav Nyquist scores twice as Sweden beats Italy at world hockey championship | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
Success is swede sweet.

The End Of The Road | Grand Rapids Griffins
The Griffins season may have ended yesterday, but they still had a great one. It will be nice seeing Mantha leading the Griffins to another Calder Cup next year.

NHL News

Road Warriors: Rangers win in Montreal, again, to take 2-0 series lead | ProHockeyTalk
The Rangers beat the Canadiens 3-1 yesterday to take the 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference Final.

Carey Price injury: Canadiens lose 'best player' for remainder of Conference Final - SBNation.com
With Carey Price, the Canadiens are my pick to win the Stanley Cup. Without Price, I do not know if that would still be the case.

Pat Brisson thankfully excuses himself from Penguins GM candidacy | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Why would Brisson want the pressure of being a GM? He most likely makes more money right now as a player agent than he would as a GM. I mean, the commission on Crosby's contract alone is enough to sustain his family for a long time.

NHL free agency: Ryan Miller will hit market as Blues sign Brian Elliott - SBNation.com
The Ryan Miller experiment has come to a close for the Blues. Miller will be the premier free agent in free agency, and will make a lot of money in the process. It will be interesting to see where he ends up.

Five options for Ryan Miller, now that St. Louis isn’t one | ProHockeyTalk
Out of the five teams mentioned in this article, Pittsburgh and Vancouver are the most intriguing destinations. If the Penguins ever intend on replacing Fleury, now is the chance. Goaltenders like Miller do not hit free agency every day.

For Lemieux & Penguins, good isn't good enough - Sportsnet.ca
The good news for the Penguins is that Crosby and Malkin are still so young. They both have at least another ten years of elite hockey left in them.

Anaheim Ducks extend contract of GM Bob Murray for 4 years through 2020 - The Hockey News
Like him or not, Bob Murray will lead the Ducks for the foreseeable future.

Niklas Hjalmarsson cleared to talk after throat injury | USA Today
You know an injury is fairly serious when you have to be cleared to speak again. Could you imagine not being allowed to talk for two weeks?

Will the NHL in Cleveland Become a Reality One Day? | The Hockey Writers
Please no. The last thing that the world needs is another sports team in Ohio.

Jonas Hiller sad knowing end of Ducks career is here - CBSSports.com
With Frederik Andersen and John Gibson, there is no need for the Ducks to keep Hiller. Maybe Hiller and Selanne can join some Swiss team?

Saku Koivu to ‘take a couple of weeks’ to decide on future | ProHockeyTalk
Koivu is 39-years old, and scored 29 points in 65 games for the Ducks this season.

Marcus Kink suspended by IIHF for having nerve to injure Alex Ovechkin | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Thou shall not hurt thy Ovechkin.

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