Retiring No. 9; Sheahan re-signs; Lucic, Kings talking (Puck Headlines)

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• Goodbye, Gordie.

• Wayne Gretzky says he would like to see the NHL retire Howe’s No. 9 league-wide. []

• The minor league affiliate for the future Las Vegas NHL team could be in Vegas, Reno, Fresno, California, Salt Lake City or Sacramento. [Review Journal]

• "SIdney Crosby Street? It could happen in Nova Scotia. [CP via TSN]

• There was a special reason why Crosby handed Trevor Daley the Stanley Cup first Sunday night. [Color of Hockey]

• Turns out a smaller role on a team’s blue line was just what Justin Schultz needed to excel. [Post-Gazette]

• Four things the San Jose Sharks can do to get back to the Stanley Cup Final next year. [Mercury News]

• Riley Sheahan has re-upped with the Detroit Red Wings with a two-year, $4.15 million deal. [MLive]

• What sort of deal will RFA Kyle Palmieri land after a 30-goal campaign? [All About the Jersey]

• Former Dallas Stars head coach Glen Gulutzan could be named the new bench boss of the Calgary Flames later this week. [Calgary Sun]

• Anaheim Ducks center Nate Thompson will be out until late next season’s after requiring surgery to repair a torn/ruptured Achilles tendon suffered during a workout. [Ducks]

• Matthew Barnaby has joined the OHL’s Kitchener Rangers as an assistant coach. [Kitchener Rangers]

• Toronto Maple Leafs fans are taking the Randy Carlyle-to-Anaheim news real well. [The Leafs Nation]

• Talks between the Los Angeles Kings and Milan Lucic continue as the forward is a priority to re-sign this off-season. [LA Kings Insider]

• What can we expect offensively from Amanda Kessel in her first season in the NWHL? [NWHL]

• Have you seen the WHA’s O’Keefe Cup? It’s been missing for quite a while now. [Winnipeg Free Press]

• These 10 names could be on the move this summer. [Dobber Hockey]

• The free agent situation for the New York Islanders is getting clearer by the day. [Isles Beat]

• Finally, here are the top 10 plays from the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs: