Of course, everyone made sure Phil Kessel's biggest fan was informed:
.@simmonssteve The Penguins have not lost a single NHL playoffs series since they acquired Phil Kessel— Duncan Idunno (@DuncanIdunno) June 12, 2017
phil kessel is a nearly PPG playoff performer and two time stanley cup champion that hasn't missed a single game in 8 years pic.twitter.com/f5V10Nr8W1— playoff bobby (@bobbycappucino) June 12, 2017
Now that the playoffs are done and the games are out of the way, the expansion draft nonsense can officially begin!
What trades will be announced?
The rumour mongers are ramping up:
#BREAKING - Leafs preparing a package together for a big time player... Drew Doughty. Hearing LA is listening to ALL offers.— RumorBreak (@RumorBreak) June 12, 2017
There's only six days until the protection lists are announced. Let's go already!
Here are your links:
Trade Proposal: Let’s Get Ovi - The Cannon
Why not go for it?
Player Grades 2017: Luke Schenn, the reliable blueliner - Five For Howling
The former fifth overall (2008) pick landed with the Coyotes in the offseason. How did he fare?
The Five Worst Experiences from the Rangers’ 2016-17 Season - Blueshirt Banter
When you finish the regular season with over 100 points and advance to the second round of the playoffs, that would be a successful season for plenty of teams around the NHL. However, the New York...
Potential trade partner: Calgary Flames - Blue Seat Blogs :: Blue Seat Blogs
But not all trades are about protecting players. Enter the Calgary Flames. Both of their goaltenders –Chad Johnson, Brian Elliott– are UFAs, and neither played well last season. Elliott was supposed to stabilize their goaltending situation, but that did not work out as planned. As such, they definitely need a goaltender. Enter Antti Raanta.
Could the Carolina Hurricanes and Winnipeg Jets make a trade? - Arctic Ice Hockey
The Carolina Hurricanes are looking at trading a defenceman. Should the Winnipeg Jets be interested?
Nashville Predators 0, Pittsburgh Penguins 2: This Incredible Season Is Over - On the Forecheck
The Predators couldn’t force a Game 7 tonight. This wacky, amazing, city-changing, life-altering season is over.
Pittsburgh Penguins 2017 Stanley Cup Champions!!!! - PensBurgh
For the 5th time in franchise history, the Penguins are the NHL's Stanley Cup champions!!!