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Expansion talk seems to be getting more serious, a look at some Coyotes draft options, and the Blackhawks may be about to go through an identity crisis.

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Coyotes News

NHL mock draft tracker: Options for Coyotes at No. 7 - AZCentral
The 2016 NHL draft is later this month.

2016 NHL Draft Profiles: Olli Juolevi blends smarts with skills as a two-way defenseman - Five For Howling
Could the Arizona Coyotes go back to London in this year's draft?

Playoff News

Dissecting the successful Penguins power play from Game 4 that gave them a 2-0 lead - PensBurgh
Malkin, Kessel, and the Penguins took a 2-0 lead in Game 4 thanks to a great power play goal. Here is the breakdown of it.

Conn Smythe Watch: Who dares prevent Phil Kessel from winning MVP? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: There are other Penguins that might take the MVP away from our sweet boy.

A look at how the Pens are using Kris Letang to shield Justin Schultz - PensBurgh
Matchups are a cat-and-mouse game between the coaching staffs and one of the most interesting "game within the game" right now is how the Penguins are trying to play Justin Schultz against lower line Sharks and how the Sharks are trying the opposite

News From Around the Hockey World

NHL expansion: Las Vegas, Quebec City, both or neither? - Cross Checks Blog- ESPN
Expansion talk is again heating up, in advance of the board of governors meetings on June 22. So, who's getting a team? Let's talk about it.

A look at the new NHL 17 Features - Stanley Cup of Chowder
EA's long-running hockey video game aims to give you more control than you might think. Here's a look at some of the stuff the upcoming game has in store for you.

Season Recap: Noah Hanifin, Y'all - Canes Country
A look back at Noah Hanifin's rookie season in the NHL

New York Rangers extend ECHL affiliation with Greenville Swamp Rabbits - Blueshirt Banter
They'll stay together until at least the 2017-18 season.

Trading Shattenkirk - St. Louis Game Time
Kevin Shattenkirk's departure looms large, but what could the Blues get in return?

Report: Avalanche, former GM Sherman part ways – ProHockeyTalk
He served as Avs GM from 2009 to 2014.

Avs make management and scouting changes - Mile High Hockey
As noticed by some smart folks on the internet last night, Avs Assistant General Manager Greg Sherman is no longer listed on the team's website.

TSN has a 27-part argument in favor of Eric Lindros in the Hockey Hall of Fame - Broad Street Hockey
Kinda sad that this is even necessary, but five snubs is enough. Let's get him in this year.

2015-16 Rink Wrap: Brooks Orpik - Japers' Rink
From Alzner to Winnik, we're taking a look at and grading the 2015-16 season for every player who laced 'em up for the Caps for a significant number of games during the campaign, with an eye towards 2016-17. Next up, Brooks Orpik.

Red Wings Assistant Coach Hunt Narrows as Todd Richards Heads to Tampa Bay - Winging It In Motown
Cross off the top of the list for the Wings' new assistant

Todd Richards joins Lightning as assistant coach - Raw Charge
He most recently coached the Columbus Blue Jackets.

My kingdom for a defenseman, part 3: Bringing back John-Micheal Liles - Stanley Cup of Chowder
I KNOW HIM.

2015-16 Report Card: Micheal Ferland - Matchsticks and Gasoline
After his electrifying playoff performance, much was expected out of Micheal Ferland, but it never clicked for him this season.

Fifteen Minnesota-born players will dot the 2016 NHL draft board - Hockey Wilderness
Minnesota will be well represented in the 2016 NHL draft.

NHL expansion hits crucial stage with executive committee meeting | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: In a news conference before the start of the Stanley Cup Final, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said the league could expand by one or two teams, defer expansion or decide that the NHL will not expand.

Making sense of why the Blackhawks might prefer Andrew Shaw over Teuvo Teravainen - Second City Hockey
A misguided identity crisis could help shape this offseason in Chicago.

Pending UFA Lucic willing to listen if Canucks are interested – ProHockeyTalk
He's from Vancouver. Won a Stanley Cup there -- with the Boston Bruins in 2011.

The Final Howl

The Unofficial Guide to Being an Edmonton Oilers Fan - The Copper & Blue
The Oilers have a rather unique fan community, with particular quirks and tendencies. This guide is here to help make sure no one feels left out.