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• Dean Evason, Rod Brind’Amour and Mike Sullivan are among the top contenders for this season’s Jack Adams Award. [NBC Sports Edge]
• Mid-round draft picks who have been impactful have been unearthed by the Penguins. [Pensburgh]
• “In many ways, Matthews has become the face of the next challenge for hockey statisticians: how to improve the accuracy of expected goal models with high-volume shooters.” [TSN]
• NHL Power Rankings: Watch out for the Bruins. [PHT]
• Fresh off winning the KHL Gagarin Cup, Klim Kostin is expected to join the Blues on Tuesday and be placed on their taxi squad. [Post-Dispatch]