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Been at least a few days since we adored Barzal.
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This season’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers leading scorer (23 goals, 44 points) Travis St. Denis earned a promotion of sorts: A two-year, two-way NHL deal meaning he’ll be eligible for recall (or even making the team in camp) to the Isles next year. [CT Post | LHH | Isles]

Mathew Barzal likes to improve his training each summer, so: Expect big things, again. [NY Hockey Journal]

Want to share condolences about Bill Torrey’s passing? Here’s how. [Isles]

Elsewhere

We have almost reached the final four in the NHL playoffs, so yesterday was weird as there were no games while we await Game 7 of Jets vs. Predators. Unfortunately, today is the same, thanks to Justin Timberlake, apparently.

  • After finally reaching the third round, Barry Trotz wants to chill a moment before thinking about Tampa. [NHL]
  • That “big Swed Forsb” is making tricky goals look easy. [NHL]
  • Devils Taylor Hall, Corey Schneider and Patrick Maroon all require offseason surgery, with Schneider’s hip surgery likely to have him miss training camp. [TSN | NHL | AATJ]
  • The Devils have also re-upped with Brian Strait: “This was quite surprising as Strait wasn’t all that good while his play deteriorated as the season moved along.” [AATJ]
  • The Hurricanes have named Rod Brind’Amour their head coach. That makes two offensive leaders on the 2006 Cup champion Hurricanes who are NHL coaches after running poor power plays. Don Waddell gets the interim tag removed from his GM title, too. [Canes Country]
  • Scotty Bowman sees the Golden Knights’ success and thinks of the Blues, who he coached to the Cup final their first three seasons after expansion. (Al Arbour was his captain, FYI.) [NHL]
  • One Humboldt tragedy survivor discusses how he plans to handle life in honor of the guys who didn’t survive. [CBC]
  • A really, really, really deep dive into preparation and stuff with the coaches of Team USA at the Worlds. [Athletic]