- Craig Hartsburg stepped down from being the Everett Silvertips coach because he is interested in pursuing another chance at an NHL job.
- Nearly the next day, Hartsburg was hired as the Calgary Flames new associate coach.
- Speaking of coaching changes, the Carolina Hurricanes have added Rod Brind'Amour and Dave Lewis as assistant coaches.
- In case you were wondering, Mark Messier finally let loose with his leadership finalists: Zdeno Chara, Nick Lidstrom and Shane Doan.
- The Phoenix Coyotes signed Jason LaBarbera to a two-year contract extension, effectively making Ilya Bryzgalov expendable.
- And more of the same: Bryzgalov's rights were traded to the Philadelphia Flyers for Matt Clackson, 2012 third-round pick and a conditional.
- Daniel Aldredsson is getting back surgery and should be out for 4-8 weeks.
- General Managers are unhappy with the current rulings on headshots and some of them are calling for a broader definition for Rule 48.
- The Binghampton Senators won the Calder Cup against the Houston Aeros in six games. It was the first championship for the team.
- The Pittsburgh Penguins have added Bill Guerin to the team as a player development coach. Or resident comedian to keep Sidney Crosby happy, which ever comes first.
Stanley Cup Finals news:
- Claude Julien is not a Maxim Lapierre fan. At all.
- And neither is Krys Barch from the Dallas Stars. He is not impressed with the way that Lapierre and Burrows play and had some strong words.
- After the hit heard round the world, Nathan Horton will be out for the remainder of the play offs.
- And Aaron Rome was suspended for four games, basically the rest of the play offs as well. The Canucks were not happy with that decision at all.
- Craig Button discusses his top ten in the 2011 draft.
- The four highest rated North American skaters were taken behind the scenes at TD Garden to see how NHL teams get it done.
- Edmonton Oilers' GM Steve Tambellini is entertaining offers for the first overall pick in the 2012 draft. Can you imagine if he would have done that last season?
- What's in a name? John Lu from TSN discusses the predicament of naming the new Winnipeg NHL team.
- Kevin Cheveldayoff was hired as the new Winnipeg GM.
- Andrew Ladd paid a visit to Winnipeg and only had good things to say about the relocation and his impending RFA-ness.