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The Devils finished their final home game of the season in dramatic fashion as Pavel Zacha tallied an overtime winner to top off a 4-3 win over the Bruins on Tuesday night. [NHL] [All About the Jersey]
There are moments of joy:
The Tom Wilson news cycle has moved quickly: The league opted, in truly ridiculous fashion, to only fine noted repeat offender Tom Wilson for some, let’s say ... egregious ... actions against Pavel Buchnevich and Artemi Panarin during the Caps-Rangers game on Monday night. You can see said incidents below. The Rangers registered their disappointment in that decision in a pretty pointed statement, saying, “We view this as a dereliction of duty by NHL Head of Player Safety, George Parros, and believe he is unfit to continue in his current role.” [ESPN] [TSN]
Artemiy Panarin reacts to Tom Wilson, the Rangers and Caps get into a scrum, and Wilson ends up wrestling Panarin to the ice... pic.twitter.com/OvCeGkDJyF— Shayna (@hayyyshayyy) May 4, 2021
Interesting Seattle expansion draft tidbit in this week’s 31 Thoughts: “If (the Kraken) select anyone who has already been paid a July 1 bonus, they must re-pay it to the player’s previous team. Something else to calculate in your mock drafts.” [Sportsnet]
Huh. Look at that.
Jon Cooper said Steven Stamkos being at practice was a “good first step.” Won’t be playing in final four regular season games. Same with Kucherov, who is cleared for contact. Both will need to work on stamina before hopeful playoff return. #tblightning— Joe Smith (@JoeSmithTB) May 4, 2021
A piece of the puzzle here: The Canucks are relocating their AHL team from Utica to Abbotsford, B.C., for the 2021-2022 season. [Sportsnet]
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