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It was a busy hockey weekend, and I have a lot of links for your back to work Tuesday.

Wait, you seriously want to go to Edmonton?
Wait, you seriously want to go to Edmonton?
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Mike Babcock done talking to other teams, will speak with Red Wings on Tuesday, likely decide on Wednesday
Babcock is weighing multiple offers and will speak to his family Tuesday night before making a decision. The end is finally in sight.

Meanwhile the Flyers blinked, and hired some guy you have never heard of.

Dave Hakstol hired as Flyers head coach: 5 big questions we have - Broad Street Hockey
Who is the new Flyers head coach, and what can we expect from him?

Dave Hakstol once flipped off the refs, should be perfect for the Flyers
Sounds like a Hextall guy to me.

Meanwhile McLellan looks to be announced as the Oilers head coach today.

Todd McLellan to be named coach of Edmonton Oilers - - News
Sportsnet reports it is a done deal.

Sharks will seek third round pick from Oilers for hiring Todd McLellan
The selection will be in one of the next three entry drafts. The Leafs have already agreed to do the same if they take Babcock.

Conference Finals!

For those of you who not with us for last night's game chat you missed some crazy action. Lundqvist had a melt down and allowed in six goals! Four were on power plays, and one was short handed. Three were by little guy, and new Tampa star, Tyler Johnson.

Lightning ride power play, hang 6-spot on Henrik Lundqvist and steal home ice in Game 2 win - Raw Charge
A back-and-forth mess of a game played primarily at various states of special teams ends in the Tampa Bay Lightning's favor as they win Game 2 at Madison Square Garden, stealing home ice from the New York Rangers as the series shifts to Amalie Arena.

Rangers Get Blown Out 6-2, Head Back to Tampa Tied - Blueshirt Banter
The New York Rangers were blown out in Game 2 tonight, with the series shifting back to Tampa Bay tied up at 1-1.

It was a pretty exciting game with lots of crazy hits.

Even the refs got in on the action.

And Stamkos got really mad!

Other news

Canadian hockey alive and well after Worlds gold -
A Canada-Russia final at the IIHF World Hockey Championship may not be a referendum on the sport, but it's a pretty good signpost of where things are.

Russians may be sanctioned for O Canada snub
Russia's hockey team may end up paying for its Canadian anthem snub. Russian news agency TASS reported the Russian team is facing sanctions after players left the ice before O Canada. (Ovechkin and Malkin stayed out on the ice)

Jay Baruchel To Direct Hockey Comedy Sequel 'Goon'
There is a small, but devoted and vocal contingent, who believe the 2011 Canadian hockey flick, "Goon," is a modern sports comedy classic.

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