Puck Headlines: Cup parties in Chicago; Blackhawk breakup? (Yahoo! Sports)

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Rangers Team Report (Yahoo! Sports)

The New York newspapers already are calling him "Frodo from Modo."

Also known as the Norwegian Hobbit, 5-foot-7 Mats Zuccarello Aasen, a 22-year-old scorer from Oslo who won MVP honors last season in the Swedish Elite League, agreed to a two-year contract worth $1.8 million with the Rangers on May 26.

"It just seems like the best opportunity for me," Zuccarello Aasen told Newsday. "The Rangers told me I would have a good chance to make the team and that's what I plan to do. I'm going back to Sweden to train with MoDo and then come to New York for camp."

In 90 games over two seasons with Modo, Zuccarello Aasen netted 35 goals and totaled 104 points, including a league-best 64 points in 55 appearances last season.

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Flyers’ championship drought continues (AP)

One of the most remarkable postseason runs in sports history ended Wednesday night when the Philadelphia Flyers lost 4-3 in overtime to the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals. Chris Pronger, Mike Richards and the seventh-seeded Flyers overcame tremendous odds just to get this far.

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Flyers in another must-win bind (The Canadian Press)

Philadelphia Flyers goalie Michael Leighton(notes) blocks a shot by the Chicago Blackhawks in the first period of Game 6 of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey finals on Wednesday, June 9, 2010, in Philadelphia.

PHILADELPHIA - Battling for their playoff lives has become a habit for the Philadelphia Flyers.


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What We Learned: The worst game of Chris Pronger’s career (Yahoo! Sports)

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Bettman battles MacLean on HNIC (CBC.ca)

For a birthday boy, Gary Bettman was not exactly in a cheery mood on Wednesday night.

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Maloney named NHL general manager of year (The Canadian Press)

PHILADELPHIA - Don Maloney is being rewarded for what he called a "nightmare" — guiding the ownerless Phoenix Coyotes to the most successful regular season in franchise history.

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Puck Headlines: ‘Pronger’ Craigslist ad; fixing NHL TV coverage (Yahoo! Sports)

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What We Learned: The Marian Hossa sympathy movement (Yahoo! Sports)

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Stanley Cup coaches earn high marks (The Canadian Press)

Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman, left, and head coach Joel Quenneville listen to questions from the media during a hockey news conference on Thursday, May 27, 2010, in Chicago. The Blackhawks host the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Saturday, May 29.

CHICAGO - A championship coach not long before, Peter Laviolette was assisting his 11-year-old son's team when the underachieving Philadelphia Flyers called.


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