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The Stanley Cup Final is over. Now the General Managers get down to business.

Chicago Blackhawks v Toronto Maple Leafs Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images

The NHL season is over, but the hockey intrigue continues. Teams were required to ask players to waive NMCs for the purposes of the expansion draft by last night. Some names have already started to trickle out. More will likely be floated today. Happy Tuesday everyone.

The Maple Leafs Should Be Targeting Brendan Smith in Free Agency - Blogger’s Tribune
Should they?

Sidney Crosby’s Penguins Are The Best Penguins - 538
[Species: Or you could say Phil Kessel’s Penguins are the best Penguins.]

How Hornqvist helped put the Penguins in the history books - PensBurgh
You’re getting the feeling that it’s gonna take a dirty goal to win this one. The Predators are hoping to stave off elimination and then, just like that, Patric Hornqvist struck with only 93 seconds remaining in the game — and man alive, it was a dirty one.

Why didn’t the NHL referees review the Predators’ disallowed Stanley Cup goal? - SBNation
It appears the referees decided the Game 6 goal was not the result of a "continuous play," which means no review.

Everyone loves Phil!

It’s official: Panthers hire Bob Boughner as head coach - Litter Box Cats
Former defenseman wins the job with impressive interview.

Trade speculation surrounding Nathan Beaulieu heats up - Eyes On The Prize
The puck-moving defenceman is rumoured to be on the block.

Andrew Barroway sole owner of Arizona Coyotes - Five For Howling
It’s (mostly) official, the Coyotes are owned solely by Andrew Barroway now.

Staal, Girardi not Asked to waive NTC - Blueshirt Banter
Neither Marc Staal nor Dan Girardi will be exposed in the upcoming expansion draft, though their futures remain unclear.

Senators ask Phaneuf to waive no-movement clause - ESPN
The Senators have reportedly asked defenseman Dion Phaneuf to waive his no-movement clause.