Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while still waiting to be able to sit down and watch that Celtics/Lakers "30-for-30" documentary.
*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Don Brennan says that Dion Phaneuf is forcing the Ottawa Senators to trade him by refusing to waive his no-movement clause for the expansion draft. There are reports of interest in Phaneuf on the trade market after a solid season in Ottawa, so he could be on the move again after possibly washing out of his third NHL city.
*PHT writer Joey Alfieri has energy forward Brandon Prust wanting to return to the NHL after spending last season in Germany.
*Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson has undergone surgery on tendons in his injured foot but should be ready in time for the start of next season.
*Marc-Andre Fleury, unlike Phaneuf, did the best thing for his team in waiving his no-movement clause for the expansion draft and is likely to be the No. 1 goalie in Vegas next season.
*Auston Matthews is finding some valuable leadership lessons from afar while having watched Sidney Crosby during his Stanley Cup playoff run this spring.
*PHT writer and FOH (Friend of Haggs) has the details of longtime New York Rangers D-man Dan Girardi getting bought out. That’s a tab they’ll be paying for the next six seasons even if it does give them obvious salary cap relief. That’s a long time to be holding a portion of Girardi’s salary cap hit on the books, but clearly, they needed to do it ahead of the expansion draft.
*For something completely different: It’s a really touching, appropriate move for Hollywood to send the Bat Signal over the city in loving memory of Adam West.