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• That's New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist(notes) (ladies ...), maxing and relaxing in the Hamptons. It was a photo snapped by teammate Aaron Voros(notes) and posted to his Twitter account. Make that his since-deleted Twitter account, after rather candid coverage of the Memorial Day weekend by Voros. [New York Rangers Blog]

Dominik Hasek(notes) skates to the KHL, where they've already given him the Russian Vezina for the upcoming season (jokes, people). [Snapshots]

• The "Chris Pronger" Craigslist parody for the "stolen" Stanley Cup Finals pucks is rather wonderful. Line of the day: "I'm hoping to have two more pucks by Friday if you are interested and possibly more to come but not if an unnamed individual can't stop a wrist shot from the top of the circle taken by a guy who has less career points in 255 games than I had this past season." If it's gone, you can check out our Twitpic screen grab. [Craigslist]

Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane(notes) on what to expect at the Philadelphia Flyers' home rink: "From what I hear, (John Madden(notes)) told me it's safer on the ice than it is in the crowd." [NHL]

• The Heckler with a winner: "Niemi stops BP oil spill on off day." [The Heckler, via Michelle T.]

• Outstanding first-person piece from Deadspin on Wednesday about attending a hockey fight camp. Magazine length, well-written and really vivid. Hope to see more of this. And by "this" we mean hockey coverage from our dear former home. [Deadspin]

• Nice work in this "3 Ways to Improve Stanley Cup broadcasts" article. Completely agree about the in-game coaches' interviews that provide absolutely jack and squat of value. [Ducks Blog]

• If you've not read it yet, perhaps the single dumbest thing written about hockey in the calendar year 2010, by CBS commentator Walter Jacobson. "Hooking? That's what bad women do. And what is a Zamboni?" Good lord. "Free-throw? I paid for my ticket. There's nothing free about it..." [CBS, via Scotty Hockey]

• "Hurricanes fan can't stand Flyers but rooting for Laviolette." Somehow, not an Onion story. [Philly.com]

• Terrific preview of the AHL Calder Cup series between the Texas Stars and the Hershey Bears. This blog says it'll be Hershey in five. Wonder why? [Hershey Bears Hockey]

• Interesting stuff from Dale Tallon about the Florida Panthers' offseason. [On Frozen Pond]

• "Zack Kassian, the Sabres' first-round draft pick last year, has formally been charged with assault today following a weekend altercation in Windsor, Ont." [Sabres Edge, via Colin P.]

• The Los Angeles Kings offer print-on-demand tickets to the NHL Draft. [LA Kings Insider]

• Evidently Nicklas Lidstrom's(notes) return to the Detroit Red Wings is considered a good thing. [THN]

• Lowetide on the Edmonton Oilers signing Magnus Pääjärvi-Svensson. [Lowetide]

• More about the potential return of the Whale that isn't going to happen. [Boston Globe]

Via the Flyers' Twitter, the Tasty Cake Cup is being constructed. Guessing this wasn't around for the Devils series. Guessing it wouldn't be around today had it been.

• IHL, CHL merge to form Double AA minor league. More about this later in the week. It's a big moment for minor league hockey in the U.S. [Dallas Stars Blog]

• How Darryl Sutter plans to "reload" that giant mess of a roster the Calgary Flames have. [Flames]

• The Hockey Hall of Fame's 2010 media inductees. [TPSH]

• NOT HOCKEY: Good coverage of the "low seven-figure" acquisition of The Big Lead from Dan Shanoff and Dan Levy.

Vancouver Canucks general manager Mike Gillis announced Wednesday that the team has signed 2004 draft selection Cory Schneider(notes). In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. [Canucks]

• A glimpse at Steve Yzerman's potential brain trust with the Tampa Bay Lightning. [Lightning Strikes]

• "Don Maloney of the Phoenix Coyotes is the 2009-10 winner of the NHL General Manager of the Year Award, the National Hockey League announced today. Maloney accepted the award in front of his peers at the NHL General Managers meeting held annually during the Stanley Cup Final." [NHL]

• Finally, looking at the work that's gone into the U.S. ratings growth for the U.S., and what VERSUS expects for their Stanley Cup Playoffs coverage. [Hockey or Die, with the following clip via Bangin Panger]

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