With the Memorial Day holiday and the Stanley Cup Final not starting until Wednesday there wasn't a ton of hockey news on Monday. However, there was a bit of NHL news along with a couple of interesting draft related posts by our SN Nation brethren at Raw Charge and Defending Big D.
Links after the jump...
Phoenix Coyotes: What Should We Expect From Mike Smith In 2012-13? : Phoenix Coyotes
Randy Holt expects some regression, but not much if the Yotes re-sign Sean Burke.
Kings vs. Coyotes Scoring Chance Recap - NHLNumbers.com
This just in, the Morris-Yandle pairing was no bueno.
News From Around the Hockey World
Bob Hartley as next Montreal Canadiens head coach picks up steam - Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Hartley is currently coaching in the Swiss League.
Suter talks could heat up ‘this week’ - The Tennessean
The Preds off-season promises to be as busy as the Coyotes.
Does the NHL draft system reward failure? - Raw Charge
The answer appears to be "no".
The Flexible Elephant: On the Surprising Mobility of Bloated Contracts - Backhand Shelf - theScore.com
The Habs taking Gomez off Sather's hands has to be the most maddening thing to happen contract wise since the lockout.
2012 NHL Mock Draft: Defending Big D's First Round, Part 1 - Defending Big D
One person's interpretation of how the 1st round might go.
NHL names O’Halloran, O’Rourke, Rooney and Watson Stanley Cup finals referees | ProHockeyTalk
The NHL Officials Association released the names of the refs and linesmen charged with bringing order in the Cup Final.
The Final Howl
In Russia, they play hockey on aircraft carriers (or at least that’s the plan) - Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
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