Let’s go over some news and notes:
- Zach Parise was okay in the postseason, but one has to wonder if his inability to find the back of the net will impact his future with the Wild. [Wilderness Walk]
- Nick Bjugstad will wear No. 27 for the Wild, and that doesn’t seem like the best sign for Alex Galchenyuk.
Off the trail...
- The Golden Knights are done. Against all odds, the Stars are just four wins away from winning it all. [Defending Big D]
- The Flames took the interim tag off Geoff Ward and made him their full-time head coach for next season. [Matchsticks & Gasoline]
- Yikes. It doesn’t sound like Lightning captain Steven Stamkos will be ready to return to action soon after all. [NHL]
- Still no positive COVID-19 tests in the NHL’s playoff bubble. Things are looking good for the Stanley Cup Final.