Party like it’s 1938 in Chicago; Lightning’s unlikely shutdown line; plea in Boogaard death case (Puck Headlines)

• Pretty cool visual representation of the jerseys of all the winners over the years and the shape of Lord Stanley when they held the cup. [Sportslogos.net]

• Trying to call this Stanley Cup Final for one team or the other is almost impossible. [The Star]

• Breakdown of how the makeup of the current Blackhawks roster still has ties to legendary former players. [CBS Sports]

• Trading for Antoine Vermette is paying dividends throughout the playoffs. (That is, when Joel Quenneville decides to play him…) [Winnipeg Free Press]

• The Stanley Cup spotlight is shining bright on Jon Cooper. It hasn’t been an entirely smooth process. [Grantland]

• Blackhawks want to party like it’s 1938 in Chicago tonight. [Second City Hockey]

• Cedric Paquette leads an unlikely shutdown line for the Lightning. [Raw Charge]

• A plea deal appears to have been reached in case related to Derek Boogaard’s death. [NY Post]

• Janine Weber has made history, becoming the first NWHL free agent to sign in the league. Weber inked a deal with the New York Riveters. [NWHL]

• Nicklas Backstrom addresses his hip injury for the first time: “I been in pain since November.” [Hockey Ramblings]

• Goaltender Philipp McGruber Grubauer inks a new two-year, one-way contract that will pay him $650,000 next season and $850,000 in 2016-17 with the Capitals. [Japer’s Rink]

• The Stars have signed former-Flyers goaltending coach Jeff Reese to the same position. Reese departure in Philly seemed to be less than amicable. [Dallas Morning News]

• Dallas retains one the best names in hockey for the next two years: Jyrki Jokipakka. [Defending Big D]

• Nathan Beaulieu is a Montreal Canadien for the next two years. [Rabid Habs]

• Trade rumors involving Rangers backup Cam Talbot are heating up. What’s he worth in return? [Along The Boards]

• The worst thing the Bruins can do during the Dougie Hamilton contract negotiations: listen to the media. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]

• An interview with Phil Myre, Head U.S. Scout and Product Development Coordinator for ISS Hockey, on the scouting, the draft, and the role of technology in the sport. [Today’s Slap Shot]

• Going undrafted doesn’t mean a player’s career is over. They have many other outlets to get themselves on teams radars. [Buffalo News]

• Is Ken Holland’s loyalty to Dan Cleary a good thing or a detriment to the team? [Winging It In Motown]

• Is there a way to improve the equipment recall system to prevent injuries to hockey players big and small? [Yahoo via CBC News]

• The current iteration of the Manchester Monarchs (AHL) are headed out West to become the Ontario Reign. What will the replacement Monarchs, now an ECHL team, look like? [FOHS Farm Report]

• California-based teams in the new AHL West will play 68 games in a season in order to reduce travel burdens, and more news from the AHL President/CEO. [LA Kings Insider]

• Congrats to the Allen Americans on winning the ECHL’s Kelly Cup! [ECHL]

• Former NHL referee Thor Nelson has been out of the league for two years after taking a punch while breaking up a fight. Now that concussion symptoms have subsided, he looks to get back on the NHL ice. [Bismark Tribune]

• Florida Panthers prospect Rocco Grimadi kept his promise to his mom and graduated from college in May. Now he trades textbooks for playbooks. [Fox Sports]

• Like sands in the Arizona desert, these are the days of the Coyotes lives. A recap of some of the drama hitting the ‘Yotes over the years. [Spector’s Hockey]

• Jersey watch: which teams are expected to release new jerseys in the near future? [Icethetics]

• BC Hockey and the Vancouver Canucks have teamed up to start a fan program called “Sportmanship Starts in the Stands.” The object is to encourage proper behavior of hockey parents while watching their kids. [The Pink Puck]

• For your off-season hockey reading pleasure: “The Third Best Hull” by Dennis Hull. He’s Bobby’s younger brother and Brett’s uncle. [Puck Junk]

• 15 years ago Dennis Morrell lifted the Stanley Cup. He recounts an experience shared with a select few. [Pro Hockey News]

• Finally, the draft is right around the corner. Here’s a feature on the top prospects. You probably know at least two of them. [YouTube]