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Sullivan's choices; Foley committed to Vegas; USMNT recruiting problem (Puck Headlines)

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• The only person that can make Vladimir Putin look uncomfortable is Corey Perry. [@DrKerryAnne]

• Congrats to Team Canada for winning back to back gold medals at the World Championships. [IIHF]

• Martin Jones returns to the San Jose net for Game 5 of the Western Conference Final. [CSN Bay Area]

• The St. Louis Blues are mum on whether David Backes and Robby Fabbri will be available for Game 5. [STL Today]

• What we've learned from the series between the Blues and Sharks thus far. [Sportsnet

• The Pittsburgh Penguins will wait until the morning of Game 6 to decide who is starting in net. [NHL]

• "We’re coming back to Pittsburgh for sure," said Evgeni Malkin on Monday morning. Which is technically true if the Penguins win or lose Game 6. [Post-Gazette]

• Why did Mike Sullivan make some iffy changes in Game 5? [Pensblog]

• This Tampa Bay Lightning team, 'you just can't kill 'em.' [Lightning Shout]

• Mario Kart was projected on to the ice at Amalie Arena so fans could play during intermission. [Nerdist]

• Rumors of Las Vegas franchise leader Bill Foley's pulling of his bid for a team if the NHL doesn't grant him one by the '17-'18 season are highly exaggerated. [The Sin Bin]

• The front office shakeup continues for the Florida Panthers as they fire Director of Player Personnel Scott Luce. [Sun-Sentinel]

• Tom Rowe, new GM for the Panthers, is no stranger to challenges. He was head coach of Yaroslavl Lokomotiv following the plane crash that killed the team and worked hard to help the franchise and fans heal. [NY Times]

• Bruce Boudreau will have his pick of assistants joining him on the bench this coming season for the Minnesota Wild. Only Darby Hendrickson and goalie coach Bob Mason are being retained from the prior administration. [Twin Cities]

• Carolina Hurricanes' rookie Sebastian Aho leaving Finland for North America this coming season, and the expectations placed upon him couldn't be higher. [News & Observer]

• Team USA's roster for the World Championships showed the struggles USA Hockey is having in getting NHL players to participate in post-season, non-Olympic tournaments. [USA Today]

• Joel Johnson has been named the head coach of the US women's U18 national team for the 2016-17 season. [Today's Slapshot]

• One of the biggest hurdles for NHL players participating in the Olympics is who will pay for massive insurance premiums on the players. [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]

• "Teuvo Teravainen talks about moving out of his parents’ home and finding his own place in Finland. But they’re just words so far. Teravainen isn’t that motivated to live on his own yet. He’s only back in Helsinki a few months a year these days, and his family home provides the comfort of his parents and two siblings, as well as easy access to food and other necessities." [The Athletic]

• Acquired by the Dallas Stars at the trade deadline, Kris Russell ended up with mixed results. [Defending Big D]

• Possible blockbuster trade scenarios for the Edmonton Oilers that involve the team trading down in the upcoming draft. [Beer League Heroes]

• The Boston Bruins are making a mistake if they decide to re-sign Loui Eriksson. In fact, they shouldn't be in this position in the first place. [Boston Sports Desk]

• Key free agents the Stars should target this offseason. [Dallas Morning News]

• Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Mitch Marner is chasing history in the Memorial Cup. With 5 points in the opening game, he fell just one point short of the single game record. [Last Word On Sports]

• More from the Memorial Cup: meet the future NHL stars playing in the final. [Buzzing the Net]

• If your fantasy hockey league still counts penalty minutes in competition, here are the top 10 PIM earners to keep an eye on. [Dobber]

• Finally, outstanding emotional piece from Patrick O'Sullivan about the child abuse he experienced while growing up. TRIGGER WARNING.

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