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Rangers make SI cover; Jackets extend Richards; Stanley Cup Final schedule released (Puck Headlines)

Sean Leahy
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• This week's national Sports Illustrated cover features the New York Rangers. Does this mean the SI cover jinx has already begun? [SI Now]

• The Columbus Blue Jackets have given head coach Todd Richards a two-year extension. [Blue Jackets]

• The NHL released the Stanley Cup Final schedule today. Game 1 will be next Wednesday, June 4. [NHL]

• What's been killing the Chicago Blackhawks? Special teams. [The Committed Indian]

• As the Los Angeles Kings attempt to close out the Blackhawks Wednesday night, they'll face their toughest test of the season. [Frozen Royalty]

• By placing trust in Jake Muzzin, the Kings are succeeding. [Jewels From the Crown]

Thomas Vanek's tough postseason shouldn't shy away suitors this summer. [Hockey Wilderness]

Rene Bourque on the goaltending in the Rangers-Canadiens series: “Everybody talks about how (Lundqvist) is a great goalie. Has he been better than (Montreal goaltender Dustin Tokarski) this series? I don’t think so. (Tokarski) made some big saves for us too.” [The Star]

• What kind of payday is awaiting P.K. Subban this summer? [Toronto Sun]

• The Florida Panthers are still searching for a head coach and Tom Renney appears to be of interest to the club. [Sun-Sentinel]

• Philip Larsen leaves Edmonton and heads for the KHL. [Oilers Nation]

• If you want to feel old, read this about Claude Lemieux's son, Brendan, who will likely be drafted next month in Philadelphia. [National Post]

• Remember Glen Hanlon? He's moving on from coaching Belarus to take over the bench job for the Swiss national team. [IIHF]

• Eddie Lack is trying to pick out a mask design for next season. Will he pick the glittery one with a pony on it? [PITB]

• If you're making a fantasy hockey roster decision, do you take Frans Nielsen or Jiri Hudler? [Dobber Hockey]

• The Ontario Hockey League has reduced Windsor Spitfires forward Josh Ho-Sang's 15-game suspension to six games. [CP via Yahoo]

• Finally, here are two Canucks fans welcoming Jim Benning to Vancouver via song:

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