The immediate aftermath of the Stanley Cup Final is one of the more interesting times on the hockey calendar - there are great stories to be told about the winners, speculation begins picking up ahead of the NHL Draft coming up in nine days, and free agency looms on July 1. Take your picks, as we've got hockey stories this morning covering all those topics, and more!
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Nashville Predators News
Smashville 24/7 - Which of Nashville’s awards finalists have best chance to win?
If the Preds go one-for-three, that ain't bad.
Top 15 moments of the 2011-12 Preds season: #13 | Section 303
Remember the hoopla surrounding this night?
What Do You Want In The New Admiral Coach? | Admirals Roundtable
Good questions here, as it sounds like a decision is coming soon.
Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey
Hear LA Kings legend Bob Miller’s Stanley Cup-winning call | Puck Daddy
A great idea by the Kings, having their own play-by-play man cover the clinching game for a DVD, while the national crew did the live broadcast.
How did the Kings get here? - Arctic Ice Hockey
Among the tips at the end, points #3 & #5 should be heard in Nashville.
L.A. Kings’ Stanley Cup win makes ‘20 million dreams’ come true - The Globe and Mail
Darryl Sutter as a Hollywood ingenue? That's just too funny...
Down Goes Brown: Winners and losers from the 2012 NHL playoffs
"Winner: Jack Johnson, Columbus Blue Jackets - The defenceman seems to be in the best shape of his life, according to neighbors who've seen him hurl his big screen TV across three yards and into their swimming pool after every Kings' win."
This is Gratitude, Not a Goodbye - In Lou We Trust
In New Jersey, they can celebrate a remarkable run by their Devils.
Sizing Up the Zach Parise Sweepstakes - In Lou We Trust
What, no Preds?
Will Zach Parise join the newly crowned Kings? | Puck Drunk Love
Yikes. It's amazing how much of this Kings squad is locked up for 1, 2, or 3 more seasons. They'll be a force yet again.
Ted Nolan was happy to just be a proud Hockey Dad for a night | Backhand Shelf
I always wonder if he'll get one more shot as an NHL head coach, but until then, he'll have this to savor.
The Dark Blue Jacket: Bitterness, Anger, and Closure
Jeff Carter landed in a happy place, but in Columbus, the mood is quite different.
You Have No Idea How Good Marcel Goc Really Is | Overtime
Great Goc Almighty!
Lowetide.ca | TRADING WITH BRIAN
Is Toronto talking about a top-of-the-draft trade with Edmonton?