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Incredible playoff infographic; Flyers sign Fedotenko; Fernando Pisani’s outdoor rink (Puck Headlines)

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• This amazing infographic documents every goal and penalty in the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs. "It's a 16-headed hockey rink, tracking every single shot of the NHL's 2012 playoffs, in the actual order they occurred (even accounting for games played simultaneously). It also tracks overall team penalties as a radial graph in the center of the rink--suitably spreading across the ice in red." [FastcoDesign]

• Since they were prepared to get both Parise and Suter, the Philadelphia Flyers now have the money left over to sign every other free agent available. They've begun, signing Bruno Gervais and Ruslan Fedotenko. Gervais' deal is a two-year worth $825K per, and Fedotenko will collect $1.75M on a one-year deal. [Flyers]

• The Washington Capitals have re-signed Mathieu Perrault for two years at an average of $1.05M per year. [Japers Rink]

• The Devils may have lost Zach Parise, but they signed Krys Barch on Thursday. "Judging solely by the way he spells his first name, he must be awesome!" said no one. [Fire & Ice]

• Douglas Murray, on CBA talks and the 24 percent salary rollback of the last negotiations. "Hockey is doing a lot better now. The best thing to do is work as partners and not against each other," Murray, a Cornell graduate, said. "But the last agreement, we took a big hit. I'm pretty sure no player wants to give up anything like that this time around." [Mercury News]

• Former Edmonton Oiler Fernando Pisani is trying to build a hockey rink in his backyard, and his neighbors are pissed. [St. Albert Gazette]

• Former Oilers bench boss Tom Renney is now an associated coach with the Detroit Red Wings. [DRW]

• Now that Ryan Suter is in the state of Minnesota, Shea Weber is in the state of disbelief. [ESPN]

• Will Justin Schultz signing in Edmonton open the door to future free agents doing the same? [Calgary Sun]

• For humanities nerds: Neat article on two sociology professors discussing Michel Therrien's future in Montreal. "The Ph.Ds put doctrinal differences aside to collaborate on a paper titled Pondering the Permutations of Therrien 2.0 (the full text of which you can read at The Gazette's Canadiens website, In it, the professors apply their specialized knowledge to analysis of how Michel Therrien might fare in his second stint as head coach of the Canadiens." [Montreal Gazette]

• Coyotes forward Brett MacLean, who suffered a cardiac emergency on Monday, is improving. [AZ Central]

• Should the Ottawa Senators pursue Alexander Semin? [Silver Seven Sens]

• Looking at the Wild's cap situation after dropping the gross domestic product of the Republic of Palau on Ryan Suter and Zach Parise. [Hockey Wilderness]

• This breakdown of the Stars' offseason acquisitions is worth it just for the LOTR photoshop. [Pegasus News]

• Introducing Puck & Gavel, a blog that will analyze legal issues as they pertain to hockey. It's a law blog! It's a shame the editor's name isn't Bob Loblaw. [Puck & Gavel]

• According to Ansar Khan, Shane Doan's camp is interested in Detroit. Perhaps more interested than Detroit is, even. "The power forward's agent has called the Red Wings several times the past couple of days, seeking an offer." [MLive]

• Sami Salo's top-10 moments in a Canucks uniform, featuring the tickler, the bomb, and the ball of steel. [Canucks Army]

• Is Alex Stalock the heir apparent for the San Jose Sharks in goal? [The Hockey Writers]

• And finally, via Dave Stubbs, evidence that this is not the same world as 40 years ago. Here's the 1972 contract of J.P. Parise, Zach Parise's father. Not only is the money is quite a bit less, but they clearly valued plus/minus a little more.

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