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from Scott Burnside of The Daily Faceoff,

Maybe all off-seasons are wacky, but to us it just seems what lies ahead for the 32 clubs, with the draft Thursday and Friday and then free agency set for July 13 less than a week later, is more super-charged this summer than in the past.

So, yes, we’ve got stuff to get off our chest.

So, where were we?

Julien BriseBois is The Man. Full stop.
Was there ever any worry that BriseBois would find a way to free up enough cap space to (likely) return Ondrej Palat to the Lightning fold? By peddling veteran defenseman Ryan McDonagh to Nashville, the Lightning have cleared more than $4 million in cap space and could clear more if they end up buying out Philippe Myers, who came in Sunday’s big deal, although that doesn’t sound like it’s part of the plan...

Preds don’t get younger but get serious
I have to admit I didn’t like McDonagh’s playoff performance too much. But any drop-off in play – and there was a drop-off – has to be weighted against the fact McDonagh was playing through injury. If he can get back to the level we saw him play at in 2020 and 2021 when he helped Tampa to back-to-back Stanley Cups,...

many more...

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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