Babcock's greatest job; safe Willie; Jagr's future in Florida (Puck Headlines)

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The last time Edmonton made the playoffs (2006). #sjsharks #stanleycup #nhl

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• Things do change over the years.

• Good read on Mike Babcock’s greatest coaching job, which didn’t come in the NHL. [SI.com]

• Good luck trying to stop Alex Ovechkin on the power play, Toronto Maple Leafs. [Toronto Sun]

• The Washington Capitals’ third line is feeling pretty confident in their abilities. [Washington Post]

• A series win over the Chicago Blackhawks could go a long way for the Nashville Predators. [Tennessean]

• As if he hasn’t taken enough whacks this season, Johnny Gaudreau is ready to be targeted. [Calgary Sun]

Corey Perry is hoping a strong postseason can erase his down regular season. [OC Register]

• Good Long Island boy Charlie McAvoy impressed on the Boston Bruins’ blue line in Game 1. [CSNNE]

• Ken Hitchcock’s return in Dallas will only work if GM Jim Nill does this. [Dallas Morning News]

• Looks like Semyon Varlamov will be one of the Colorado Avalanche’s protected players in June’s expansion draft. [BSN Denver]

• Playing it safe did in Willie Desjardins with the Vancouver Canucks. [Canucks Army]

• It’s now Bo Horvat’s time to lead the Canucks. [Province]

• Here’s some more on the never-ending drama surrounding Nassau County’s attempt to woo the New York Islanders back to Nassau Coliseum. [Newsday]

• Niklas Kronwall is betting on a strong summer of training to stay healthy next season. [MLive]

• Dale Tallon on Jaromir Jagr’s future with the Florida Panthers: “We had a great talk yesterday and a great talk with his agent and we will see if he fits economically.” [CBS Miami]

• What do you know about the mysterious AWHL? [The Ice Garden]

• The great Yogi Berra was also a big puck head. [NHL.com]

• We’ve got a radio station for the Vegas Golden Knights. [Review-Journal]

• Looking at the fantasy hockey MVPs of the Eastern Conference. [Dobber Hockey]

• Finally, all the feels.

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