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All the Kings’ beards; Devils hit the clubs; The tale of the 19-year-old beer (Puck Headlines)

Harrison Mooney
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Unfortunate

• Same as it ever was.

• Celebuzz introduces you to the Stanley Cup champion Kings by way of their playoff beards. [Go Fug Yourself]

• Great story here of a 19-year-old bottle of Budweiser that was finally opened and consumed -- from the Stanley Cup, no less -- by Kings' head athletic trainer Pete Demers. [Winnipeg Free Press]

• The Devils went clubbing after their Stanley Cup loss and, since it happened in L.A., paparazzi followed them everywhere. [Deadspin]

• Speaking of the Devils, they still have to surrender a first-round pick for circumventing the salary cap with the original Kovalchuk contract, but they'll be keeping their first-rounder this year. [Fire & Ice]

• Jo Innes breaks down what happened to Anton Volchenkov's face. Um. Yikes. [Backhand Shelf]

• A community in Falmouth, Mass., spent $6 million on a solar-powered ice rink for its youth hockey league for some reason. [Fuel Fix]

• It sounds like the Edmonton Oilers are shopping their first overall pick at the draft. [Oilers Nation]

• Meanwhile, Igor Larionov thinks the Oilers will regret it if they don't pick Nail Yakupov. [NHL]

• Defense is the strongest position in this year's NHL draft. [USA Today]

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Foul

• Sure, it's a Jersey Foul, but it looks like this guy will finally get to retire it. Did it just get a little dusty in here? [Reddit Hockey]

• Donald Fehr sees the opportunity to grow the game internationally. "There is an enormous opportunity in this sport internationally that doesn't exist in other sports. The NFL is primarily watched in the U.S. Basketball has made tremendous inroads abroad but is still primarily U.S. Major League Baseball is American except for some presence in Japan. Hockey is different. It has an audience in North America and across Europe. There is an opportunity to create cross-Atlantic events of various sorts that could create audiences on both sides. I don't know of another sport that can do that. That's pretty exciting to me." [IIHF]

• The Goldwater Institute has filed a lawsuit to block the arena lease agreement between would-be Coyotes owner Greg Jamison and the City of Glendale. [The Globe & Mail]

• Columnist Robert Robb thinks the deal to keep the Coyotes in Glendale is terrible, but the city should just let it happen. It sounds like Arizonans are beginning to reach the fourth stage of grief: depression. [AZ Central]

• Alex Radulov's KHL rights have been bought from Salavat Yulaev by CSKA Moscow. [RIA Novosti]

• Which Dallas Stars' players are the most likely trade pieces? [Defending Big D]

• Joe Sakic could be named to the Hockey Hall of Fame on June 26. [Denver Post]

• Great stuff from Thomas Drance on that suspected Roberto Luongo Twitter account and what it tells us about the Canucks' netminder. [Canucks Army]

• Dustin Penner will be shaving his beard, but not entirely, unless that's what you want. He's a man of the people, and it's up to you to decide what he does with that sweet face forest. Best line from the video below: "Let me know if you think I should keep a moustache, maybe this beard, some chops, or just shave it right down to the wood." [LA Times]

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