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• It’ll be Michigan vs. Denver and Minnesota State vs. Minnesota in the NCAA men’s Frozen Four, which begins Thursday in Boston. [Daily Faceoff]
• Brendan Gallagher is no fan of Tim Stützle right now: “He lays on the ice. He acts like he’s hurt. He sells the call. He’s on the ice that same power play. You know, there’s kids watching. We’re role models. If I was a teammate of his I’d tell him to smarten up. It’s just not a good look. Very talented player, very good player. He needs to stop laying on the ice. It’s embarrassing.” [Montreal Gazette]
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• How have things been going for the Capitals? It’s “players-only meeting” season. [Washington Hockey Now]
• Looking at the NHL Awards and who’s leading the race in each category. [Yardbarker]
• Which European free agents could find themselves playing in the NHL soon? [NBC Sports Edge]