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NHL closes CBA loophole; Briere on Bryzgalov; Ference, Bruins part ways (Puck Headlines)

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Dave Bolland cracks the regional cover of Sports Illustrated after his Stanley Cup winning goal.

• No way is the NHL about to allow another massive loophole in this new CBA. The league has informed teams that you can't trade for a guy, buy him out, and then re-sign him for cheap. [NY Post]

• One NHL GM on why there might be fewer buyouts than we think: "Imagine asking your owner to write a big cheque, then seeing that player succeed somewhere else for less money. That's going to get you fired." Yeah, pretty much. [CBC]

Danny Briere on Ilya Bryzgalov is great: “Some guys liked him. Some guys did not like him, but that wasn’t really the issue [...] Goalies are all a little different. Apart from Marty Biron, who was the most normal one, they all have different personalities and we all saw what Bryz's personality was when “24/7” came on. That was Bryz. At the end of the day, he’s a goalie." Although one wonders if it's a wise idea to slag goalies for being nuts when, if they're truly nuts, you wouldn't want to make them angry. [CSN Philly]

Andrew Ference won't be back with the Bruins next year, thanks in large part to Torey Krug playing so damn well. [CSNNE]

• Jaromir Jagr won't be back with the Bruins either, although according to his agent, he plans to return to the NHL next season. [Chris Johnston]

• Another potential owner for the Phoenix Coyotes: the city of Glendale, although considering how much they've already sunk in this situation, you'd think they'd be part owners already. [Glendale Star]

• Will the lure of the KHL be too much for Sergei Bobrovsky? [Blue Jackets Xtra]

• In the meantime, Columbus has re-signed Artem Anisimov for three years at $9.85 million. [Blue Jackets]

• Patrick Kane will be a guest on the Late Show with David Letterman Wednesday night. [CSN Chicago]

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• Evgeni Malkin's 10 best Instagram photos. Animals love him. [Penguins]

• The French pastry school celebrates the Blackhawks' Cup win with big chocolate Stanley Cups. [DNA Info]

• It's a Don Cherry playoff wardrobe retrospective! [Awful Announcing]

• One more Blue Jackets link: new GM Jarmo Kekelainen asked for his players' workout routine, and not so he could scrutinize it -- so he could do it too. [Columbus Dispatch]

• After years of complaining that the Sedins had it too easy, Vancouver's Tony Gallagher is already balking at the idea of them killing penalties under John Tortorella. This is going to be so. Much. Fun. [The Province]

• Evaluating Dustin Brown's 2013. [LA Kings Insider]

• USA Hockey to the children: play other sports. [ESPN]

• The New Jersey Devils and the history of the 9th overall pick. [The Hockey Writers]

• Team USA unveils the roster for the national women's Olympic team. [USA Hockey]

• If you're heading to Newark for the Draft, here's a handy travelogue. [Puck Buddys]

• The Stanley Cup Final in two minutes.

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