-The NHL's compliance buyout window opens Monday and runs until June 30.
-Which members of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins saw their stock tumble this past season?
-Former Penguins defenseman Jay McKee (right) was hired as an assistant coach with the OHL's Erie Otters.
Kings - Rangers
-Kings forward Jeff Carter and defenseman Drew Doughty became the seventh and eighth players to win an Olympic gold medal (with Canada) and the Stanley Cup in the same season.
-Kings defenseman Alec Martinez became the first Michigan-born player to score a Stanley Cup-clinching goal.
-A decade after losing the Stanley Cup final with the Flames, Kings defenseman Robyn Regher finally won the title.
-“There is a buzz around town. So many kids are playing hockey now that there is a shortage of ice time. What is cool about the fan base is they might never have played, but they’re now hooked." - Kings executive and former Penguins forward Luc Robitaille on the growth of hockey in Southern California in the wake of the Kings winning the Stanley Cup twice in three seasons.
-Rangers general manager Glen Sather will have a busy offseason.
Neapolitan Ice Cream Metropolitan Division
-Hurricanes general manager and former Penguins captain Ron Francis has been taking it slow and steady with finding a new head coach.
-The Canadiens signed head coach Michel Therrien (right) to a four-year contract extension. The former Penguins head coach has one year remaining on his current deal and his new contract is scheduled to run through the 2018-19 season. In the past two seasons, Therrien has directed the Canadiens to a 75-42-13 record and led them to the Eastern Conference final this past season.
-EN Says: A four-year extension for any coach, let alone one who has a history of burning himself out pretty quickly, is a curious move. Rarely are coaches even given three-year extensions. That said, the Canadiens are light years ahead of where they were two years ago prior to Therrien returning to Montreal. He has earned this contract.
-The Red Wings signed undrafted free agent forward Tomas Nosek to a two-year, entry-level contract.
-According to ESPN Boston, the Bruins have had "ongoing talks" with pending unrestricted free agent forward Jarome Iginla.
-Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman says he plans on having franchise forwards Patrick Kane (right) and Jonathan Toews signed to long-term contract extensions before July 1.
-According to the Denver Post, the Avalanche will not host an outdoor game in 2014-15.
-The Ducks acquired forward Louis Leblanc from the Canadiens in exchange for a conditional fifth-round pick in 2015. Leblanc, a first-round pick in 2009, appeared in eight NHL games this past season and had no points.
-Former Penguins assistant coach Troy Ward was fired as head coach of the Abbotsford Heat, the Flames' AHL affiliate.
-Former Stars forward Jere Lehtinen was named genera manager of Finland's national team.
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