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The Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Washington Capitals to advance to the next round, the AHL approved the Coyotes purchasing of an AHL team and moving it to Tucson, and Shane Doan wants to play another year.

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Coyotes News

Arizona Coyotes Captain Shane Doan Praises John Chayka, Plans To Return - Howlin Hockey
Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan praised new general manager John Chayka on the NHL Network. He also mentioned that he's planning on returning to the team.

Shane Doan wants to play next season – preferably for the Coyotes – ProHockeyTalk
Plus: what he thinks about that young new GM in Arizona.

John Chayka: Defense, top-end talent among Coyotes' needs - AZCentral
Progress is a priority of Coyotes General Manager Chayka’s as he embarks on his first summer in his new role.

Cult of Hockey: Inside the Moneypuck methods of new Arizona GM John Chayka | Edmonton Journal
But to fairly judge Chayka perhaps it’s best to judge him not by his age, but by his work on Stathletes, the company he and his brother-in-law Neil Lane, the company’s chief executive officer, built starting in 2011.

Tucson AHL News

Coyotes have 2 of 3 agreements to bring hockey here | Local news | tucson.com
Tucson "very close" to signing a lease agreement, the third part of the deal.

Arizona Coyotes' plan for team in Tucson clears hurdle - AZCentral.com
The American Hockey League’s Board of Governors unanimously granted conditional approval of the transfer of ownership of the Springfield Falcons AHL franchise to the Coyotes, as well as the relocation of that franchise from Springfield, Mass., to Tucson.

Playoff News

Ovechkin-blaming is especially silly this time around – ProHockeyTalk
It won't stop his critics, but still.

Game 6 Recap: PARTY HARD! Pens win 4-3 in OT to eliminate Caps - PensBurgh
One of the most wild games you will ever see. Pens take a 3-0 lead, then Caps storm back thanks to an unprecedented 3 straight "delay of game" penalties the Caps tie. But Nick Bonino scores early in OT to send Pittsburgh to the next round.

News From Around the Hockey World

A brief look back at the Tampa Bay Lightning's NHL award recipients - Raw Charge
With the lull between playoff rounds, we look back on some of the Bolt's NHL Award recipients.

Pro/No: Petr Mrazek is an Obvious Choice to Re-Sign - Winging It In Motown
The young Czech netminder is set to become an RFA on July 1. Should the Red Wings re-sign Petr Mrazek?

Datsyuk to return to Detroit after Worlds, reveal his decision – ProHockeyTalk
Which should happen closer to the end of this month.

Season Review: Tobias Enstrom - Arctic Ice Hockey
Our small statured Swedish friend is good at hockey. Contrary to the belief of some.

Boudreau shows willingness to change status quo in introductory press conference - Hockey Wilderness
Bruce Boudreau was formally introduced to the media and fan base today as the fifth head coach of the Minnesota Wild.

Wyllum Deveaux Commits to Harvard - SB Nation College Hockey
Tri-City Storm draft pick Wyllum Deveaux verbally committed to play college hockey at Harvard University.

Andreas Johnson hurt by blindside hit to the head - Pension Plan Puppets
A dangerous open-ice illegal check to the head takes Andreas Johnson out of the game.

Benoit Groulx announced as head coach of Syracuse Crunch - Raw Charge
The former coach and GM of the Gattineau Olympiques will take the reigns as the Syracuse Crunch head coach to begin the 2016-2017 season.

Isles' Travis Hamonic to stay as defenseman rescinds trade request | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: "In the last little while we’ve learned that the situation has stabilized itself. So, first and foremost, just relief for that, thankful for that and pretty grateful."

The Final Howl

Exclusive look inside the life of the Arizona Coyotes' Shane Doan - azfamily.com 3TV
Jill Galus shows us an exclusive look inside the life of the Arizona Coyotes' Shane Doan and Max Domi that few often get to see.