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Hextall’s off-season plans; Hartley effect; Burke Calgary Pride grand marshal (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy)

Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at . The #Isles Dynasty Banners make their way down from the Coliseum rafters. — New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) May 8, 2015 • Nothing makes the move to Brooklyn more real like the lowering of the banners in Nassau. [ @NYIslanders ] • The always loquacious Philadelphia Flyers GM Ron Hextall chats about coaching search, getting Jakub Voracek’s new deal done, and expectations for Vincent Lecavalier. [ CSN Philly ] • New Edmonton Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli will interview Todd Nelson for their head coaching position. Wait. Isn’t that the job Todd Nelson had during the season? [ Oilers Nation ] • Report: Trent Klatt to step down as Islanders head amateur scout. He’ll be returning to Minnesota for high school hockey, not to work for the Wild. [ Lighthouse Hockey ] • Todd McLellan, Dan Bylsma, Pete DeBoer Mike Babcock and others have plenty of options as the job searches begin. [ ESPN ] • Awesome: Calgary Flames President of Hockey Ops Brian Burke to be Pride Calgary parade grand marshal. [ CBC ] • Inside the Q: League working to get Joseph Veleno ‘exceptional status’. “Veleno’s body of work was so impressive the league actually made sure to keep all possible doors open in case he wanted to apply for exceptional status to enter major junior as a 15-year-old. League representatives reached out to him to make sure he knew of their interest. This is noteworthy because there has never been an underage player in the league, not even Sidney Crosby .” The Oilers are prepping their roster to make room for him… [ The Chronicle Herald ] • Looking at the impact of Bob Hartley behind the bench. [ Flames Nation ] • Former Ranger, current Flame Raphael Diaz has experienced the unlikely post-season rally before, and sees similarities between Calgary’s series and last year’s Rangers/Penguins tilt. [ Calgary Herald ] • Capitals vs Rangers Game 4: What worked and what didn’t. [ Japers’ Rink ] • Without ‘actual game reps,’ Capitals’ power play has limited chances to work. [ Washington Post ] • Here’s why the Rangers can still win the series against Washington. [ Blue Seat Blogs ] • The New York Rangers have the most NCAA representation in NHL history. [ College Hockey Inc ] • Really awesome compilation of get well notes for Blue Jackets broadcaster Bill Davidge. He’s been battling multiple myeloma since last summer, and is currently in the hospital receiving treatment. On behalf of Puck Daddy, we send out best to Bill in his fight with the disease. [ Blue Jackets Xtra ] • Oshawa Generals coach D.J. Smith is the thread that ties Connor McDavid to his future Edmonton Oilers teammate, Taylor Hall. The Generals will take on McDavid’s Erie Otters in the OHL Finals. [ Buzzing the Net ] • Why are the Blackhawks so good at faceoffs? Two words: Yanic. Perreault. [ Sportsnet ] • The outcome may hurt, but this season was a win for the Wild. [ Wild Xtra ] • “Slushy ice Is springtime hazard, even as arena crews sweat to keep cool air in.” It’s like playing on notoriously crappy ice from Texas, California, and/or Florida at the most important time of year! [ NY Times ] • Fancy stats: Where have all the goals gone? [ TSN ] • When the Trade Market and Draft Market intersect and how to exploit them. [ Hockey Graphs ] • 2015-16 Fantasy Outlook: Carolina Hurricanes and New Jersey Devils. [ Dobber Hockey ] • STOP BEING CREATIVE, PARENTS. The future of hockey is a bunch of kids with irritating names. Here’s a tally of the first names in the WHL draft. [ Deadspin ] • Finally, best press conference interruption ever. Bob Hartley gets some DQ ice cream cake from Flames assistant GM Craig Conroy to celebrate the coach’s Jack Adams nomination. [ Sportsnet ] – – – – – – – Jen Neale is an editor for Puck Daddy on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email her at or follow her on Twitter! Follow @MsJenNeale_PD . MORE FROM YAHOO HOCKEY: