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Thursday's Coyotes Tracks - Kessel Bringing the Cup to TO?

Phil Kessel may be bringing the cup to Toronto with his day, reviewing Sidney Crosby's Conn Smythe Trophy, and the Hurricanes acquired Teuvo Teravainen and Bryan Bickell from the Blackhawks.

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News From Around the Hockey World

Amanda Bickell bids farewell, pledges to continue the Bickell Foundation in Chicago - Second City Hockey
The Bickells may be moving on, but not where it counts.

Did the NHL misspell Philadelphia on their new hats? - Broad Street Hockey
The Philadelhia Flyers.

Sorry Oilers, you can’t buy out Andrew Ference – ProHockeyTalk
The crutches are your clue as to why they cannot.

Flyers will reportedly wait to make Umberger buyout decision – ProHockeyTalk
What to do with that $4.6 million cap hit.

Why were 2016 Stanley Cup Playoff ratings so disappointing? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Let’s do a Q&A on what these ratings mean for NHL, NBC and being "a consistent TV draw" in the U.S.

Down Goes Brown: Five times the playoff leading scorer didn’t win the Conn Smythe Trophy | The Hockey News
A look back at some of the other cases in NHL history in which a Cup winner’s leading scorer was snubbed by the voters.

Crosby's Conn Smythe isn't unjust - PensBurgh
Random thoughts and notes about the Penguins : A look at Sidney Crosby's Conn Smythe, Fleury's positive attitude, Pascal Dupuis and the future and more!

Report: Red Wings Re-Sign Riley Sheahan to Two-Year Deal - Winging It In Motown
Reports came out early Wednesday morning that the next Red Wings RFA has received a new contract.

Florida Panthers Can't Buyout Dave Bolland - THW
The Florida Panthers will reportedly be unable to buyout the contract of Dave Bolland after he failed his physical. Injured players cannot be bought out.

Patrice Bergeron is the best player on the Boston Bruins. Period. - Stanley Cup of Chowder
C'mon, like anyone else REALLY stuck out to you.

Phil Kessel bringing the cup to Toronto? - Pension Plan Puppets
BBQ at Phil’s!

No indication that NHL will seek to ban betting on Vegas team – ProHockeyTalk
Betting on Nevada's college teams used to be banned, but that ban was lifted in 2001.

2015-16 Report Card: Kris Russell - Matchsticks and Gasoline
Kris Russell was bad. Just... bad.

Florida Panthers AHL affiliate will be known as the Thunderbirds - Litter Box Cats
T-Birds replace Falcons in longtime American League stronghold of Springfield

Who Is the Next Phil Kessel Redemption Story? - The Hockey Writers
Phil Kessel's redemption in Pittsburgh was the story of the postseason. What player could be next year's redemption story?

Lightning year-end review: Bottom six forwards - Raw Charge
A numbers-based look at the bottom six forwards plus two bonus young guns for the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2015-2016 NHL season.

Hurricanes Acquire Teuvo Teravainen And Bryan Bickell From Blackhawks - Canes Country
Carolina sends a second round pick in this year's draft and a third round pick in 2017 to Chicago.

Teuvo Teravainen trade continues Blackhawks' worrisome trend of moving young players - Second City Hockey
The Blackhawks have traded a lot of good young players away in the last year. That is bad.

Richard Panik re-signs with Blackhawks on 1-year deal - Second City Hockey
Panik helps restore some depth after the Teuvo/Bickell trade.

HBK line praises Phil at Cup celebration - Pension Plan Puppets
It seems like everyone in Pittsburgh has only great things to say about Kessel's contribution...

2016 NHL Draft order: Here’s the full order of selection for all 211 draft picks - Broad Street Hockey
There will be 211 picks this year.

An up-close look at Michael Del Zotto's stickhandling - Broad Street Hockey
Yeah, he'll probably be ready for October.

Randy Carlyle, Las Vegas and War On Ice (Puck Daddy Countdown) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Well, the Ducks brought back Phil Kessel's ol buddy Randy (good one!) and in his introductory presser he said some of the right things. He thinks analytics "have a place in the game" and he's changed his approach and all that stuff.

The Final Howl

Eulogy: Remembering the 2015-16 San Jose Sharks | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: As the Stanley Cup Playoffs continue, we're bound to lose some friends along the journey. We've asked for these losers, gone but not forgotten, to be eulogized by the people who knew the teams best: The bloggers and fans who hated them the most. Here is Rick City, a Penguins fan, fondly recalling the 2015-16 San Jose Sharks.