Parise's health; Maloney's management style (Puck Headlines)

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• Chris Sutter, son of Los Angeles Kings coach Darryl Sutter, meets some of wrestling’s biggest stars. [WWE]

• Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise may not be ready in time for the start of his team’s first-round playoff series against the Dallas Stars. [Star Tribune]

• Don Maloney’s management style led to his downfall with the Arizona Coyotes. [Arizona Sports]

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• After a trying season, Jimmy Howard enters the playoffs as the Detroit Red Wings’ starting goaltender. [MLive]

• New York Rangers defenseman Keith Yandle talks about the trade that brought him from Arizona to New York, and what it means to be a Ranger: “Once everything was settled the next morning, I flew into New Jersey. When I arrived, the Rangers had a helicopter waiting for me to take me into Manhattan. Talk about a New York entrance. They took me up and flew me right over the skyscrapers and everything, right into MSG. It was just incredible.” [Players’ Tribune]

• The NHL Awards are staying in Las Vegas, but will move to the Hard Rock Hotel. Last year they were at the MGM Grand. [Review Journal]

• Blood clots will force Buffalo Sabres forward Cody McCormick to retire. McCormick hasn’t played since he was briefly hospitalized when clots spread to his lungs after he blocked a shot in January 2015. [Buffalo Hockey Beat]

• On the importance of Ed Snider. The longtime Philadelphia Flyers owner died Monday after a battle with bladder cancer. []

• Snider created a lasting legacy with minority hockey players with the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation: “Snider Hockey was his, created in 2005 to teach the Philadelphia-area’s at-risk youth about the world of possibilities beyond their neighborhoods and life skills lessons through the prism of hockey.” [Color of Hockey]

• Meet David Gunnarsson, the man behind some of the most creative goaltender masks in the NHL today. [Wall Street Journal]

• Ottawa Senators forward Curtis Lazar believed his team was “a little too soft” with how they practiced this season. [Ottawa Citizen]

• Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Stephane Robidas is set to retire. He missed the entire 2015-16 season with multiple injuries. Robidas has one year remaining on his three-year, $9 million contract with a cap hit of $3 million. [Eh Game]

• Why the New York Islanders can make a deep run in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. [The Hockey Writers]

• There’s more to just puck possession than just holding onto the puck.  As we look deeper into puck possession, we see that there is a difference between having the puck for a long time and meaningful puck possession." [JenLC13]

• Vancouver Canucks goaltending coach Rollie Melanson is leaving the team after six seasons to spend more time with his family. Melanson may also leave professional hockey as well. [Vancouver Sun]

• WHL playoff preview for second-round matchups in the Eastern Conference. The Brandon Wheat Kings take on the Moose Jaw Warriors and the Red Deer Rebels face the Regina Pats. [Buzzing the Net]

• Taking a closer look at the Boston Pride’s draft picks from 2015. [Today’s Slapshot]

• Team USA and Team Canada are the best women’s hockey teams in international competition. Taking a look at the best of the rest. [Along the Boards]

• Team Canada named their first 18 players to their 2016 men’s World Championship team. Canada opens the tournament against the United States on Friday, May 6, with preliminary-round games scheduled through Tuesday, May 17. The bronze and goldmedal games will be on May 22. The tournament will be held in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia.[Hockey Canada]

• How to pick your playoff fantasy team. [Dobber Hockey]

• University of North Dakota freshman forward Brock Boeser said he will return to college rather than join the Vancouver Canucks next season. Boeser notched 60 points to lead UND to a National Championship. He was picked 23rd overall by the Canucks in the 2015 NHL Draft.  [Grand Forks Herald]

• A neat look at teams’ statistical power ranking data throughout their histories. [Hockey on Stats]

• Top five Washington Capitals concept logo designs. [Hockey by Design]

•  Finally, 2016 draft prospect Parik Laine with the goal.