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Kessel gets Cup; Marchand, Bruins talk extension; Hoffman hopes to stay with Sens (Puck Headlines)

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• Phil Kessel finally gets his day with the Stanley Cup and his sister Amanda is enjoying it as well. [Instagram]

• Brad Marchand and the Boston Bruins have started discussions on an extension. [WEEI]

• That conditional pick the Toronto Maple Leafs received from the Anaheim Ducks in the Jonathan Bernier trade? There are a few stipulations, and they all include Bernier being involved in the 2017 Stanley Cup Final. [Sportsnet]

• The Montreal Canadiens analytics consultant speaks about his dismissal and the P.K. Subban trade. [THN]

• Montreal poker player Marc-Andre Ladouceur on the Subban deal: “I think that just the fact that they had to trade him shows lack of leadership in the organization and the team itself.” [Poker Listings]

• “Frustrated fans have to separate the past from the present. Last season was a disaster, but there’s every reason to believe that the Canadiens are headed in the right direction.” [Montreal Gazette]

• With Subban gone, the Montreal Canadiens will again need Carey Price to be Carey Price. [PHT]

• Mike Hoffman is hoping to stay with the Ottawa Senators as his Aug. 4 salary arbitration hearing approaches. [Ottawa Citizen]

• How the Las Vegas NHL expansion franchise grows over the next year will be interesting to watch. [Sin Bin]

• Taking a look at some of the biggest moves in the NHL expansion draft history. [Today’s Slapshot]

• Ryan Johansen is primed for a career year with the Nashville Predators. [Tennessean]

• Wade Redden’s next chapter takes him into a player development role with the Predators. [The Record]

• Chicago Blackhawks president John McDonaugh discusses a “difficult” 2015-16 season. [Chicago Tribune]

• Corey Crawford nearly left the Blackhawks before taking over as the team’s No. 1 netminder. [CSN Chicago]

• The stick Darryl Sittler used for his 10-point game is on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame. Sittler, however, says the stick was lost in a fire. [Toronto Star]

• The Buffalo Sabres ink Alex Nylander to his three-year, entry-level deal. [Sabres]

• Vancouver Canucks head coach Willie Desjardins on 2015-16: “It was the hardest year I have ever gone through. I was disappointed in myself, I was disappointed in the team.” [Eh Game]

• Rest in peace, Wendell Anderson, former Minnesota governor and member of the silver medal winning 1956 U.S. Olympic hockey team. [SC Times]

• Interesting read on the long road of Ryan Daisy, one of the NHL’s newest linesmen for the 2016-17 season. [Sun Chronicle]

• Why the NHL should start a summer league of their own like the NBA does. [The Comeback]

• It’s almost fantasy hockey time. These guys could be late-round gems. [Dobber Hockey]

• Finally, this was quite the shootout goal by Joey Dudek during New Jersey Devils prospect camp last week:

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