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.
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