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A bridge for Gordie Howe; Matthews, Eichel rivalry (Puck Headlines)

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• John Scott is in Australia and curious about the size of this cell phone.

• A bridge in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan could soon be named after Gordie Howe. [CBC]

• New Calgary Flames goaltender Brian Elliott was vacationing in Croatia when he found out he had been traded from the St. Louis Blues at the NHL Draft. [Calgary Sun]

• Auston Matthews vs. Jack Eichel could be a special rivalry. The two American centers are just a 90-minute drive from each other between divisional opponents. Matthews is on the Toronto Maple Leafs and Eichel is on the Buffalo Sabres. [Toronto Sun]

• What should we make of Eric Lindros’ legacy. Hall of Fame announcements are Monday and Lindros is considered a possibility for an induction this year. [The Sports Daily]

• Market inefficiencies were why the Maple Leafs' draft was so brilliant. [Last Word on Sports]

• What’s next for the Los Angeles Kings after the team signed forward Trevor Lewis for four years at $8 million? [Mayor’s Manor]

• The Minnesota Wild had a "dull" second day of the NHL Draft. How will the team move forward with their offseason? [Minneapolis Star-Tribune]

• If the Edmonton Oilers are going to trade Nail Yakupov this summer, it would seem doing it now is a good idea. [Oilers Nation]

• Former Washington Capitals GM George McPhee was emotional when his son Graham was drafted by the Oilers. [Sports Illustrated]

• Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney was unable to put together a deal for a top defenseman at the NHL Draft. Overall he appears to be taking the long route on a Bruins rebuild rather than a quick fix. [Boston Sports Desk]

• Colorado Avalanche first-round pick Tyson Jost soaked up his experience at the NHL Draft. It was an emotional affair for the young forward from the Penticton Vees. [University of North Dakota]

• Five players of color or minority ethnic heritage were selected at the 2016 NHL Draft, including the Number One overall pick. [Color of Hockey]

• The 2016 NHL Draft was big for Canadian teams. How the draft broke down North of the US Border. [Eh Game]

• Early in the winter at the world junior championship, NHL Draft prospect Rasmus Asplund centered Alexander Nylander, the winger the Sabres drafted eighth overall Friday. Clearly, the Sabres liked the chemistry the two showcased together representing Sweden, as they drafted Asplund, 18, with the 33rd pick. [Buffalo Hockey Beat]

• The Avalanche’s draft disappointed to a degree. The Avs were rumored to make a lot of moves with their core players but ultimately didn’t make any big trades. [Mile High Sticking]

• Being picked in the top-10 of the NHL Draft doesn’t mean a player will be a star. [Spector’s Hockey]

• You can indeed bet on the Las Vegas NHL team inside T-Mobile — from any online application — even if manned wagering stations are not set up in the venue. [Las Vegas Sun]

• The Las Vegas NHL team will need to find an AHL affiliate. Where will that team play? [The Sin Bin]

• The Kontinental Hockey League's Board of Directors has accepted an application from the Beijing hockey club, Kunlun Red Star, to participate in the 2016-17 season of the KHL Championship. [KHL]

• Breaking down the NWHL entry draft team-by-team. [Victory Press]

• Some thoughts on the NHL Draft and what it means for your fantasy team. [Dobber Hockey]

• The Toronto Maple Leafs unveiled their new jersey. What’s new? What’s different? What’s the same? [Hockey by Design]

• Sharks Sports & Entertainment, the parent company of the San Jose Sharks, is going to court with the city of San Jose over a glitzy, $600 million, mixed-use project that the team says will gobble up parking for downtown arena patrons. [Silicon Valley Business Journal

• Finally, The first-round of the NHL Draft in one minute.    




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