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Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Pekka Rinne Season

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It’s always Pekka Rinne Season here.

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Pekka Rinne News

Pekka Rinne wins the 2021 King Clancy Memorial Trophy - On the Forecheck
Pekka is our King.

Pekka Rinne named winner of 2021 King Clancy Memorial Trophy - Sportsnet.ca
Pekka links all day every day.

Pekka Rinne of Nashville Predators awarded King Clancy Memorial Trophy
More Pekka links.

You’ll notice all the links start above with “Pekka Rinne.” That’s intentional. Every sentence should start with “Pekka Rinne.”

Around the League

31 Thoughts: How Stanley Cup Playoffs could affect the blueliner market - Sportsnet.ca
Your weekly 31 Thoughts from Elliotte Friedman.

'Where society fails': Inside the Vancouver Stanley Cup Riot - Sportsnet.ca
This is an interesting read for your Wednesday.

Gallant to be hired as coach of Rangers
Gerard Gallant has agreed to be the next coach of the New York Rangers, a team source said Monday.

Hall would benefit from signing contract to stay with Bruins, coach says
Will Taylor Hall remain a Bruin?

Power, projected No. 1 pick in 2021 draft, considering return to Michigan
Owen Power is expected to return to Michigan for another college season.

Caufields go crazy after Canadiens forward scores first playoff goal
I love seeing parent reactions.

Florida Panthers Lucas Wallmarks joins CSKA Moscow - TSN.ca
This is an interesting move for the former Florida centerman.

Calgary Flames' Kirk Muller hiring first step in Brad Treliving off-season plan - TSN.ca
I think the Flames need a little more than a remodel.

Mason McTavish doesn't want to change much ahead of NHL Draft - TSN.ca
McTavish should go fairly early in the first round.

Ottawa Senators sign goaltender Leevi Merilainen to a three-year, entry-level contract - TSN.ca
The Sens locked up a goalie.

How The Golden Knights Success Stands Up With Other Successful Expansion Teams - The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
I mean...when you get the most generous draft EVER...that's what happens.

Top Conn Smythe Candidates Remaining in 2021 Playoffs - The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
It'll probably be Andrei Vasilevskiy.

A Tiered List of Dougie Hamilton Sign-and-Trade Suitors - The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
What if Colorado goes after Hamilton? Oh my.

Should the Jets Shop Connor for a Blue-Chip Defenseman? - The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
I'd take Kyle Connor, but I'm not giving up someone like Ryan Ellis for him. Offensive dynamos tend to fizzle in Nashville.

Blooming Belarusians: Staking a Claim in International Hockey - The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
This is a pretty cool story about hockey in Belarus.

Golden Knights providing the template for what wins in 2021's NHL - Sportsnet.ca
Goaltending, depth, and some bruising.

Hurricanes give Dougie Hamilton permission to talk to other teams - Sportsnet.ca
Hamilton will talk to other teams, probably complete a sign-and-trade, and then watch Carolina lift the Cup in 2022 or 2023.

Jets Mailbag: Will Winnipeg target a No. 1 defenceman in the off-season? - Sportsnet.ca
Here's some thoughts on the Jets' offseason.

Canadiens' Game 1 loss exposes problem Montreal faces without Petry - Sportsnet.ca
Vegas is just...too good. I’d like to see Montreal find a way to solve them, but I really think the Golden Knights go to the Final for the second time in 4 seasons.

A Knight to forget - Eyes On The Prize
Our friends at Habs EOPT take a look at Game 1 against the Golden Knights.

Vegas Golden Knights entering series against Montreal Canadiens at full strength - Knights On Ice
Well, as we know, the Knights took Game 1 from the Canadiens in front of a roaring crowd. Here's their preview and some in-depth analysis of this series to keep an eye on.