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Hynes to coach USA at Worlds; 'Segs and Bacon' burger (Puck Headlines)

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NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 7: Young fans watch warmups between the Nashville Predators and the Arizona Coyotes prior to an NHL game at Bridgestone Arena on April 7, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images)

• Someone might want to check the water in Nashville. It appears the children are growing beards. [Getty]

• Congrats to New Jersey Devils head coach, John Hynes, who will coach Team USA at the World Championships. [USA Hockey]

• Led by Alexander Radulov, CSKA Moscow wins the first game of the KHL's Gagarin Cup Final. [KHL]

• Could the meldonium scandal plaguing Russian athletes lead to prospects from the country dropping in their draft rating? [Globe & Mail]

• Tyler Seguin gives an update on his injury and introduces the world to the 'Segs and Bacon' burger now on sale at American Airlines Center. [Dallas News]

• Bill Foley completes deal to build $17-million practice rink just outside of Vegas. He remains optimistic about his application to expand. [LV Review Journal]

• Barry Trotz does not like what he's seeing out of his Washington Capitals right now, and is threatening to change roles and lower minutes. [RMNB]

• Dr. Charles Tator was frequently referenced in the unsealed NHL emails. He speaks out on the criticism levied against him, and his belief concussions will lead to culture change in hockey. [Sportsnet]

• Great profile on the 'enduring power' of Jaromir Jagr with insights from the man himself. [NY Times]

• Desperation drove the Boston Bruins to a huge win on Thursday night. It'll have to drive them again on Saturday against Ottawa. [Bruins Daily]

• Is Jakub Voracek hurting the Flyers chances at making the playoffs? []

• “Let's be honest, Flint doesn't have the best name around, like word on the street, but I didn't mind playing there,” he said. “It was great fans, the rink was nice (and) the room was unbelievable. The city is not nearly as bad. Even with all the water (crisis), it's not as bad as people say." From an interview with Flint Firebirds forward Frankie Vilardi following the sanctions imposed by the OHL Commissioner. [Buzzing the Net]

• Of the non-playoff teams, who has the best shot to turn it round next season? Who should just tear it all down and start completely over? [CBS Sports]

• Profile of Micaela Long of the NWHL and the one play that put her, the league, and women's hockey in the spotlight with mainstream sports culture. [SI]

• Great read on the meaning of being a role model in women's hockey and empowering women from those who play the game. [Victory Press]

• Shrinking the paid roster size from three goalies to two leaves the Buffalo Beauts with a tough decision. [Today's Slapshot]

• Tom, Ryan, and Casey Fitzgerald define what it means to be a hockey family. [Players' Tribune]

• "... do goalies making their debut actually play like all-stars or, do we selectively remember the times a few played like all-stars and forgot about all the times some played average, mediocre even?" A look back at about 350 debuts and which team fares the best/worst against them. [Hockey On Stats]

• Could Alex Lyon, newly signed goaltender with the Philadelphia Flyers, challenge Steve Mason and Anthony Stolarz for the starting job in the future? [Along The Boards]

• Interview with author Bill Keenan on his former hockey playing life and his book, "Odd Man Rush: A Harvard Kid’s Hockey Odyssey from Central Park to Somewhere in Sweden–with Stops Along the Way." [Puck Junk]

• Akil Thomas used to attend practices with his minor league hockey playing dad instead of going to daycare. Now he's prepping for the OHL's Priority Selection. [Color of Hockey]

• Here are some early off-season buys for your salary cap fantasy league. [Dobber]

• Finally, we think Carrie Underwood's position as the only musical one in the household is secure. Check out Mike Fisher and Garth Brooks duet on "The River."

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