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Today’s Hockey Thoughts

from Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet,

- Other things you may have missed from an active Wednesday: Detroit GM Steve Yzerman confirmed Jeff Blashill will remain as head coach and that the Wings will name a captain before next season. (You’re not going to get great betting odds on Dylan Larkin for that.) Great news for Carolina and the Islanders as Dougie Hamilton and Adam Pelech will be ready to return from what were supposed to be season-ending injuries. Same for Jonathan Drouin in Montreal. Pittsburgh’s Nick Bjugstad had a setback and is out for the season, while Winnipeg does not yet have clarity on Bryan Little. San Jose GM Doug Wilson did not commit to Bob Boughner’s return as head coach.

- ... “I do want to play in the NHL, so I haven’t thought a lot about it.”

Gagner said there hasn’t been much discussion about an extension with Detroit, but he understands why because there’s so much up in the air. They will need good pros. What’s for sure: He’s making a plan to be ready.

This is a long, uncertain stretch for UFAs on the non-playoff teams.

- Via video, Jeff Blashill addressed the graduates at De La Salle Collegiate in Warren, Mich. It was really good, and I wanted to end the blog with it. Blashill:

more Thoughts, more from Gagne and read what Blashill had to say...

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