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The Stanley Cup Playoffs begin Wednesday night. Won’t you join us in NHL.com’s bracket competition?
As the playoffs begin, the date for the real fun (the draft lottery) has been announced. Better be glued to that TV/Twitter feed on April 29. [PHT]
The Devils broke up for the offseason on Tuesday. Here are a few of the headlines coming out of the team’s final day together:
- Cory Schneider wasn’t happy with his play this season [Fire and Ice]
- Taylor Hall on his first season with New Jersey [Fire and Ice]
- Hall on his health this season: [NJ.com]
- Sounds like John Hynes will be back next season. Will his assistant coaches? [The Record]
- Kerfoot update:
Ray Shero says nothing imminent with Alexander Kerfoot. More discussions planned with him over next couple of weeks.— Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord) April 11, 2017
Shero says he laid out an optimistic picture to Kerfoot of where organization was going. Hopes Kerfoot wants to be a part of it. https://t.co/sbcTWJqyV2— Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord) April 11, 2017
Repeat champions? The annual Ovechkin Cup quest? Oilers back? As the NHL’s postseason begins, here are a few storylines to watch: [NHL.com]
The Kings have fired head coach Darryl Sutter and general manager Dean Lombardi. [PHT]
VAN has fired Willie Desjardins as head coach.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) April 10, 2017
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