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Despite only playing 59 games, New York Islanders forward Cal Clutterbuck was effective when in the lineup in 2022-23. On Monday night, the Colorado Avalanche punched their ticket to the Stanley Cup Finals as they swept the Edmonton Oilers. The Boston Bruins have fired Bruce Cassidy, as another head coach hits the open market.

These stories and more in today’s Rosner’s Wrap!

Islanders In Review assesses every player from the 2021-22 New York Islanders season. We’ll be looking at the highs and lows they experienced during the just-completed campaign and what the future holds for them on the island. Today, we feature New York Islanders right winger Cal Clutterbuck. (NYI Hockey Now)

Finding a way to bring back Rickard Rakell is one of many large challenges facing Pittsburgh Penguins GM Ron Hextall this summer. And it might have become even more difficult recently. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

The Boston Bruins left hints they were seriously thinking about a coaching change over the last few weeks and now they made it official by firing head coach Bruce Cassidy. (Boston Hockey Now)

The Philadelphia Flyers’ scouts and members of their management team are still finalizing their decisions, and they have exactly a month to decide which player they will take, if available, with the NHL draft’s No. 5 overall selection on July 7. (Philly Hockey Now)

Sasha Barkov became the first player from the Florida Panthers to ever win the Frank J. Selke Trophy in 2021 but will have to wait at least another year to win the franchise its second. Barkov placed third in voting for the 2021-22 Selke Trophy which was released on Sunday afternoon. (Florida Hockey Now)

Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman always makes it clear that being drafted by an NHL team doesn’t come with a guarantee of future employment. He doesn’t set aside roster spots in anticipation of a rookie’s arrival. “I don’t sit here and plan on saying I’m gonna give Prospect A or Prospect B a spot on the roster,” Yzerman said. “I’m not going to do that.” (Detroit Hockey Now)

The Montreal Canadiens continued the bolstering of their player development department with the hiring of former Olympian Marie-Philip Poulin as player development consultant. Montreal Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes made the announcement on Tuesday morning, citing Poulin’s wealth of experience and knowledge as a great addition to the Canadiens’ developmental ranks. (Montreal Hockey Now)

Former Washington Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky is getting his chance at a second championship title as he and the Colorado Avalanche head to the Stanley Cup Final. In a thrilling Game 4, Artturi Lehkonen scored the overtime winner for the Avalanche, completing the sweep over the Edmonton Oilers to clinch the Western Conference title on Monday. Colorado will now make its first SCF appearance since 2001 when they topped the New Jersey Devils in seven games for the victory. (Washington Hockey Now)

Artturi Lehkonen with the game-winning goal. Pavel Francouz with the win in goal. Darren Helm with the faceoff win leading to the overtime winner by Lehkonen. Isn’t this how we all drew it up for the Colorado Avalanche in a scenario that would put them into the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in 21 years? (Colorado Hockey Now)

Welcome back to Vegas Hockey Now’s season in review series where we look at every player on the Vegas Golden Knights and their 2021-22 season from Michael Amadio to Zach Whitecloud. Today’s player is Robin Lehner. Oh boy. (Vegas Hockey Now)

Mike Grier, San Jose Sharks…general manager? That’s the latest speculation from Elliotte Friedman, who made sure to say that he doesn’t know if Grier has actually interviewed for the position. (San Jose Hockey Now)

If not for the legend of Patrice Bergeron, the Calgary Flames would have the franchise’s first Selke Trophy winner. The NHL announced the “forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game.” It’s voted by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association. (Calgary Hockey Now)

Canucks Roll Call is assessing every player who held a significant place in the fortunes of the 2021-22 Vancouver Canucks season. We’ll be looking at the highs and lows they experienced during the recent campaign, as well as what the future holds for them in Vancouver. We’ve moved on to those players under contract. Today we feature number-one netminder Thatcher Demko. (Vancouver Hockey Now)

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