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Tavares on best-on-best hockey; Michigan’s expectations

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Tavares on best-on-best hockey; Michigan’s expectations

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• Maple Leafs captain John Tavares on why hockey wants a very best-on-most effective tournament: “It’s crucial for our activity, in particular considering this subsequent generation of gamers we have now. With Papi [Auston Matthews], Mitchy [Marner], [Leon] Draisaitl, Connor [McDavid], [Cale] Makar, this is kinda the next wave of fellas. And naturally we nonetheless have so a lot of good gamers — and Sid and Ovie guide the way as two the very best of all time — that are getting later on in their occupations. I imagine when you have ideal-on-very best hockey, you get all those people gamers together. It’s seriously particular. We really do not seriously get that. Getting to perform for your state, we know how scarce that is.” [Sportsnet]

• Off to the Frozen Four with a lineup total of future NHL expertise, the expectations are sky higher for the Michigan Wolverines. [SI.com]

• The Flames will be with out Sean Monahan as the forward wants surgical treatment to fix the labrum in his right hip. He’s envisioned to be completely ready for schooling camp in September. [NHL.com]

• Tuukka Rask on why he ultimately made the selection to retire: “It could not maintain the daily grind — training and taking part in. Which is what I uncovered out fairly speedily. I felt seriously fantastic in the course of the rehab. I was skating, started out twice a week, likely three periods a 7 days, four situations a week and it was fantastic. But I was by myself or with the mentor with a person man capturing so it’s a minor distinctive from are living motion in a sport or apply. And then taking part in that Anaheim sport, I variety of stretched and tweaked my groin and hip a small bit and it just kept aggravating even far more. And then it was form of time to be genuine with oneself.” [NBC Sports Boston]

• What does the playoff photograph glimpse like right now for the Golden Knights? [Sin Bin Vegas]

• Never permit the dinosaurs convince you normally. The NHL desires a lot more gamers like Trevor Zegras. [The Hockey News]

• A search at Darnell Nurse and analyzing how superior he is as aspect of the Oilers’ protection. [Oilers Nation]

• Could Alex Goligoski‘s extension in Minnesota necessarily mean Bill Guerin has some strategies for his blue line? [Zone Coverage]

• Was the Tomas Tatar signing a negative one by the Devils? [All About the Jersey]

Erik Haula, Brandon Saad, and Jake DeBrusk will assistance your fantasy hockey groups this week. [NBC Sports Edge]

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Sean Leahy is a writer for Pro Hockey Speak on NBC Sporting activities. Drop him a line at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy.

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