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The Athletic’s Corey Pronman picks the first round of the upcoming draft, and not so surprisingly, has the Devils taking Luke Hughes. Pronman offers this comment: “People around the league think this will be either Luke Hughes, Guenther or Simon Edvinsson as I am not hearing this is 100 percent Hughes.” [The Athletic ($)]
The Devils have signed a “multi-year” extension to keep the Adirondack Thunder as the organization’s ECHL affiliate. [Adirondack Thunder]
The Habs roll on. After winning their series against the Golden Knights, they’ll play for the Stanley Cup:
C’EST FINI!!!! ON S'EN VA EN FINALE!!!!!!!!!— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) June 25, 2021
LEHKONEN CLINCHES IT IN OT!!! STANLEY CUP FINALS HERE WE COME!!! #GoHabsGo pic.twitter.com/u4sdKQWQHv
The Montreal Canadiens will play for the #StanleyCup for the first time since 1993.— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) June 25, 2021
Kraken have their head coach:
SEATTLE, WE GOT OUR GUY!— Seattle Kraken (@SeattleKraken) June 24, 2021
Dave Hakstol (@hakstol2), has been named the the first-ever head coach in #SeaKraken history!
Get to know our new bench boss → https://t.co/uiBhw09CfE pic.twitter.com/fe9p7Hry64
ICYMI: Some additional reporting from TSN on the Blackhawks: “The alleged sexual assault of two former Chicago Blackhawks players was ‘an open secret’ among staff both within and outside the team’s hockey department, a former team marketing official said in an interview with TSN. [TSN]
Mark Messier is bringing his #leadership and #passion to ESPN, where he’ll appear as a studio analyst as ESPN picks up broadcasting rights this fall. [ESPN]
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