Happy Friday, Leafs fans. Here’s what’s going on with various teams around the league:

Maple Leafs assistant coach Dave Hakstol to the Kraken - Pension Plan Puppets
The Leafs are down one assistant.

What could Andrei Svechnikov’s next contract look like? - Canes Country
The Carolina Hurricanes’ Russian star is geared for a solid payday from his first contract negotiations, but what will the term look like?

Analysis: Baseline Salary Cap issues for the 2021-2022 Dallas Stars - Defending Big D
Over the next month, we’ll be evaluating numerous trades and signings. Understanding the Stars’ current cap situation will help us keep grounded in reality.

Columbus Blue Jackets offseason rumor roundup - The Cannon
Lot’s of smoke, but no fire yet...

New Jersey Devils Free Agent Gameplan: Goaltending - All About The Jersey
Beginning our three article look at unrestricted free agent options the New Jersey Devils could pursue in free agency.  We start with the position where they only need one player: goalie.

LNN: Phillips Resigns, Foundation on Pause - Silver Seven
It’s the Thursday edition of Links, News, and Notes.

Morning After Thoughts: Safe is death rears its ugly head as Lightning face a Game 7 - Raw Charge
Do or die on Friday, folks.

Did The Oilers Forget About Matej Blümel? - The Copper & Blue
Edmonton’s rights to the 2019 draft pick expired on June 1st.  Did the Oilers mean to let that happen?

Benoît Allaire gets promotion in wave of changes made in Rangers hockey operations - Blueshirt Banter
The Rangers restructure their goaltending development

Will the Penguins give qualifying offers to Aston-Reese and Blueger? - PensBurgh
The answer might not be as straight forward as it seems..

Some other links of interest:

Campbell talks season, summer and 2021-22 — The Fourth Period

Alex Gudbranson was on a Marlies deal when he played in Orlando. He’s been with the Growlers since then, and did not play this year with the Growlers opting out of the season.

For how many NHL teams can you name one assistant coach?

More than 105