SI says NHL's hot again; Darryl Sutter's big heart; St. Louis's loyalty (Puck Headlines)

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• This week's cover of Sports Illustrated with memories of 1994. [SI]

• Why hockey being a niche sport is a good thing. [Sports Illustrated]

• Bruce Arthur on just how big Darryl Sutter’s heart is off the ice. [The Star]

• A fantastic story on Rangers fans coming together to help one of their own after the death of his infant daughter. [Star-Ledger]

• Down 0-3, what kind of hope is there for the Rangers? Any? [Five Thirty Eight]

Mike Richards’ season isn’t even over yet and he’s already being bought out and signed by other teams. [Winnipeg Free Press]

• How good has the Kings’ “70s Line” been? Very good. [Dobber Hockey]

• Martin St. Louis on being misunderstood for asking out of Tampa: "My time in Tampa, I gave everything I had. Everything! Who was more loyal? Look at my career there." [Tampa Bay Times]

• “I don't question your loyalty Marty. I question your tact and how you handled this from start to finish, but I'll never question your dedication the past 14 years with the Lightning.” [Raw Charge]

• Want to see 10 awkward photos of Gary Bettman with celebrities? Of course you do. [NY Magazine]

• The Sharks announced on Tuesday that Logan Couture underwent successful hand surgery. He injured the paw during a fight with Mike Richards of the Kings in Game 6. [Sharks]

• The Oilers have hired Craig Ramsay as an assistant coach and will move Kelly Buchburger into player personnel. [Oilers

• According to a study, playing minor hockey in Canada is more expensive than enrolling your kid in horseback riding. [Buzzing the Net]

• The AHL’s Syracuse Crunch announced today that they will play a game next season in the Carrier Dome. [

• Some hands-on impressions of NHL 15, which debuted at E3 this week. [Operation Sports]

• Finally, here’s Sharks fan Emily Hall with a rallying cry for the Rangers as they face a sweep tonight:

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