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John Chayka is expected to be named GM later today, Dvorak is tearing up the OHL playoffs, and the Messier Award finalists were announced.

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Coyotes News

BREAKING: Arizona Coyotes to name John Chayka as the next General Manager - Five For Howling
The 26 year old will be the youngest GM in the league by a country mile.

Arizona Coyotes Expected To Name John Chayka General Manager - Howlin Hockey
The Arizona Coyotes are expected to announce twenty-six-year-old John Chayka as their next general manager at a press conference on May 5th.

Coyotes tab 26-year-old John Chayka as next GM - Arizona Sports
The Coyotes are expected to name 26-year-old John Chayka as their next general manager at a press conference on Thursday.

Dvorak Playing Key Role for London in OHL Playoffs - Arizona Coyotes
Coyotes prospect Christian Dvorak, the first-line center and co-captain for the London Knights, will enter the Ontario Hockey League’s championship series vs. the Niagara IceDogs as the third leading scorer in the OHL playoffs to date.

Playoff News

Boston Blades resign Megan Myers for two years - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Myers will enter her third year with the team next season.

Playoff News

POLL: Should the Preds keep Mike Ribeiro out, and for how long? - On the Forecheck
Coach Peter Laviolette scratched his veteran center for game three in favor of a younger lineup.

Pens/Caps Game 4 Recap: Hornqvist OT goal gives Pittsburgh 3-1 series lead - PensBurgh
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals engage in an epic battle of wills in Game 4, which leads to an overtime goal by Patric Hornqvist to push the Pens to a 3-1 series lead

News From Around the Hockey World

Connor McDavid truthers hijack Calder Trophy debate | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: McDavid needed to blow me away with his points-per-game over 45 games to get my first place vote. The 1.07 impressed the hell out of me, but didn’t blow me away.

Hendricks to captain U.S. at Worlds for second straight year
Nick Foligno and Connor Murphy are the alternates.

Portland Pirates Sign Letter of Intent to Relocate Franchise • Portland Pirates
The details of the agreement were not disclosed and final sale is pending approval of the AHL Board of Governors and the Florida Panthers.

Blackhawks sign prospect Gustav Forsling to entry-level contract, per report - Second City Hockey
The 19-year-old Swedish defenseman will head back to Sweden if he doesn't make Chicago's roster.

Messier Leadership Award Finalists: Ovechkin vs. Tavares vs. Weber | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: The NHL announced Wednesday that Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin, New York Islanders forward John Tavares and Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber were finalists for the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award.

Shea Weber, John Tavares and Alexander Ovechkin are Messier Award finalists - Fear The Fin
The NHL has announced its three finalists for the Leadership Award

Auston Matthews is from Arizona: an Open Letter to John Buccigross | The LeafsNation
What makes Auston Matthews the potential next 'captain serious' has nothing to do with whether he can pass as a good old Canadian boy.

The last time the Winnipeg Jets/Atlanta Thrashers drafted second overall - Arctic Ice Hockey
What happened the last time the Winnipeg Jets franchise drafted second overall?

The Final Howl

Maple Leafs, Penguins bias and World Cup ads (Puck Daddy Countdown) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Oh my god, we might actually see a good Toronto team? No, I can't accept that reality. It doesn't seem right.