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• Just making the Stanley Cup Playoffs isn’t enough anymore for these Hurricanes. [News and Observer]
• Jim Rutherford on his former captain, Sidney Crosby: “The team is always led by Sid. I don’t know how else to say it. People always debate who is the best player in the game, but he’s still up there. When you get guys like Sid, they just know how to win. They figure out how to win in different ways and through different years.” [Toronto Sun]
“He’s like Tom Brady. You’re going to see this for a very long time.”
• The Kings and Golden Knights are expected to meet in Salt Lake City during the 2021-22 preseason. [Mayor’s Manor]
The Michigan? The lacrosse goal?
Whatever you call it, Dmitri Kuzmin just scored one!
Belarus now holds a 2-0 lead over Switzerland in the 2nd period. #U18Worlds
— Eliteprospects (@eliteprospects) April 27, 2021
• Looking at NHL teams who are in tough situations as the Kraken expansion draft approaches. [Sportsnet]
• Why it should be Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen the rest of the way in net for Buffalo. [Buffalo Hockey Beat]