Morning Skate: A last look at the 2017-18 Bruins

Joe Haggerty
NBC Sports Boston

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I'm reading, while enduring the first weekend without Bruins hockey. I hope you all enjoyed this season's ride with the Black and Gold as much as I did.  

*It's the official end of the Bruins season as I sat in for the final edition of The 98.5 Hockey Show on Saturday morning to discuss the end of all things Black and Gold with last weekend's playoff loss.

*Lou Lamoriello is becoming a real target for the New York Islanders to run their organization, and that is bad news for Garth Snow.

*The New Jersey Devils are expecting strong returns for Taylor Hall and Cory Schneider next season, and really there's no reason not to put after the team put themselves back on the map this season.

*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Darren Dreger sits down with Buffalo Sabres center Ryan O'Reilly for a Café Dreger interview.

*Pittsburgh Penguins D-man Brian Dumoulin is leaving no doubt about his credentials as a top pairing NHL defenseman.

*Ranking the priorities for the Maple Leafs and newly minted GM Kyle Dubas as they go about improving their hockey club.

*For something completely different: Should Drake be the coach of the Toronto Raptors? Is what we've come to where this is even remotely mentioned?

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