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New York Islanders prospect William Dufour

The Tampa Bay Lightning showed up for the first time in the Stanley Cup Final against the Colorado Avalanche, winning Game 3 decisively. New York Islanders prospect William Dufour is continuing where he left off with a goal in game one of the Memorial Cup. Is Pete DeBoer headed to the Dallas Stars?

These stories and more in today’s daily links!

NYI Hockey Now: Back on June 15, New York Islanders prospect William Dufour was named MVP of the QMJHL. On Monday, Dufour scored his first goal of the Memorial Cup to help St. John Sea Dogs upset the champions of the OHL, the Hamilton Bulldogs by a score of 5-3 in their first round-robin game.

NYI Hockey Now: The wine and dine recruiting process for Russian free agent Andrey Kuzmenko concluded Friday in Vancouver. Still, one countryman is doing his part to bring Kuzmenko to Long Island. A for effort to goalie Ilya Sorokin who is also recruiting Kuzmenko to the New York Islanders.

Boston Hockey Now: Don Sweeney, the general manager of the Boston Bruins, has been trying to find a head coach after the shocking firing of Bruce Cassidy back on June 9. However, while Sweeney looks for a new coach, there has been no update on Sweeney and his pending contract extension, writes Jimmy Murphy.

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: For one reason or another, the Pittsburgh Penguins have not cashed in on their draft choices. Since 2015, only two players have become NHL regulars in Daniel Sprong or Dominik Simon, nothing to boast about. Dan Kingerski takes you through the recent history of their draft choices.

Florida Hockey Now: It’s still a bit of a shocker but Florida Panthers general manager Bill Zito has not offered Andrew Brunette the job to remain head coach of the Florida Panthers. There have been many names that are being considered for the job but one emerging now is Jukka Jalonen, who is good friends with Tuomo Ruutu, the only assistant that the Panthers retained, writes Colby Guy.

Washington Hockey Now: On Sunday, the Washington Capitals handled some offseason business as they re-signed two prospects in Brett Leason and Beck Malenstyn. Sammi Silber dives into their seasons, with both players having strong ones.

Montreal Hockey Now: Per an NHL Executive, Montreal Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes has been one of the busiest general managers out there right now, and along with executive vice president Jeff Gorton, are looking to build a roster that can compete in 2022-23.

Detroit Hockey Now: Should the Detroit Red Wings go after Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry? Kevin Allen dives into the reasons why general manager Steve Yzerman should and should not make the move to acquire the veteran blue liner.

Colorado Hockey Now: If you thought that the Colorado Avalanche, despite destroying the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 2 by a score 7-0 to take a 2-0 series lead, was going to sweep the back-to-back Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning, you were dead wrong. The Lightning showed up for Game 3, winning the contest by a score of 6-2.

Vegas 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. Up next is defenseman Dylan Coghlan, who could be the odd-man-out.

San Jose Hockey Now: Per Elliotte Friedman and Jeff Marek, Scott Nichol has entered the conversation to become the next general manager of the San Jose Sharks. Nichol is the assistant general manager and the director of Player Development for the Nashville Predators. He played for the San Jose Sharks from 2009-11.

Vancouver Hockey Now: Top European free agent Andrey Kuzmenko had a decision to make as to which NHL team he would sign with. The Vancouver Canucks had been the front runner for quite some time, and on Monday, Kuzmenko put pen to paper with the organization.

TSN: The Dallas Stars and Pete DeBoer are working a four-year deal to make him the next head coach of the organization with insider Pierre LeBrun sharing that the contract has not been signed as of yet but it’s expected to be worth more than $4 million per year.


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