Bobby Ryan writes to late mother; does Holland have a plan? (Puck Headlines)


• The Milwaukee Admirals are getting in on the madness of the upcoming election with their Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton bobbleheads. [@mkeadmirals]

• Just a few short days after her death, Bobby Ryan penned a heart wrenching tribute to his mother; recalling the role she played in the tumultuous childhood of Ryan. [The Players’ Tribune]

• Rickard Rakell and the Anaheim Ducks think there is “common ground” to be found in contract talks, says his agent. [OC Register]

• A question not raised often in Detroit: Does Ken Holland have a plan for the Red Wings? [Winging It In Motown]

• UFA defenseman still available that deserve another shot with an NHL team. [NHL]

• Mirtle on Phil Kessel’s Cup celebration: “What the Pittsburgh Penguins star’s celebration didn’t have was many fellow players. No current members of the Toronto Maple Leafs were present, and former captain Dion Phaneuf – who flew in for the celebration from his off-season home in Prince Edward Island – was the only former teammate.” [Globe & Mail]

• “Evander Kane deserves the chance to change, but nothing more.” [The Bloggers’ Tribune]

• Players who just signed new contracts that could find themselves leaving their current teams for Las Vegas next season. [ESPN]

• Looking at the possibilities for the Vegas TV market. [Desert Hockey Blog]

• Martin Marincin has an arbitration hearing scheduled for August 2. What is he worth? [Leafs Nation]

• With the departure of David Backes, the St. Louis Blues are looking for a new captain. Could Alex Pietrangelo be it? [STL Today]

• Mike Santorelli signed a two-year contract with Geneve-Servette in Switzerland. He played for the Anaheim Ducks this past season. [The Score]

• The Coyotes have a stockpile of defensemen. Might a bigger move be in the works? [Today’s Slapshot]

• If Tobias Rieder makes good on his threat to go to the KHL, how will this impact the Arizona Coyotes? [Five For Howling]

• Edmonton Oilers coach Todd Mclellan talks about the potential he sees in Adam Larsson who was acquired for Taylor Hall earlier this offseason. [Oil On Whyte]

• Reigning Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award winner and Team USA member Kendall Coyne opts to play for the unaffiliated Minnesota Whitecaps over the NWHL or CWHL. [Excelle Sports]

• Shifting Valtteri Filppula from center to the wing and putting newly re-signed Vladislav Namestnikov at his natural center position could benefit his development. [Two For Spearing]

• Fancy stats round table with some of the brightest minds in hockey analytics. [NHL Numbers]

• The Sudbury Wolves Hockey Club (OHL) announced the team has entered into an agreement to transfer 100-percent ownership of the hockey club to Sudbury businessman Dario Zulich. [Ontario Hockey League]

• Down Goes Brown: Five blockbuster trades that almost actually happened. [The Hockey News]

• Backdraft 2012: Ranking the forwards, defensemen & goalies from the 2012 NHL draft. [Yahoo! Sports]

• Fantasy hockey grade for the offseason moves of the Buffalo Sabres. [Dobber]

• “Five new teams across the North American minor leagues have quietly emerged and have revealed some unique (and sometimes odd) names, branding, and logos to begin the 2016-17 season.” [Hockey By Design]

• Finally, this GIF has nothing to do with anything. It’s just awesome. Gord bless hockey fans.