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It seems Linus Ullmark is not the last goalie remaining on the NHL trade block, though rumors linking Ullmark to the Ottawa Senators are intensifying. The Detroit Red Wings are buying, and the Vegas Golden Knights could have assets to sell. The hockey season that never ends will finally … finally end tomorrow when the Florida Panthers or Edmonton Oilers lift the Stanley Cup. Somebody will make history either way. And if Edmonton wins, I don’t think Pittsburgh Penguins fans are going to like the media coverage that follows.

Here’s the spot where I write about some adventure or attempted adventure, a trip or a side note, a movie recommendation, or food. Unfortunately, I got nothing. The motorcycle has sat quietly all week–riding in this heat is about as much fun as walking in this heat. I’ve been holed up in the castle, drawbridge raised, trying desperately to avoid binge-watching another season of Hell’s Kitchen.

At least there’s an F1 race Sunday morning.

Thankfully, Tuesday we can at least begin writing “last season” in reference to the 2023-24 NHL campaign. Bobrovsky got tired. Skinner started making a few saves. Now Florida looks exhausted and Edmonton fresh as a daisy. Unless Florida scores the first TWO goals Monday, Edmonton wins. See below for more on that.

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Pittsburgh Hockey Now: In case you missed it, the Penguins development camp schedule was released. A few asked about the roster, but it has not yet been released. We do know that Owen Pickering and Brayden Yager will be in the Penguins’ rookie camp.

Expect a few of the draft picks to be there, too.

The PHN blog. I’m just warning you about what is to come if McDavid hoists that Cup. Some people (seriously, read!) were already shooting the messenger. The McDavid praise is going to upset Penguins fans. Also, as the summer unfolds, what are the realistic Penguins trade chips?

NHL Trade Talk, News & National Hockey Now

Florida Hockey Now: History will be made, one way or another, Monday. Game 7. Edmonton will win the Cup and adulation will flow like water for McDavid, or the greatest collapse in NHL history will be avoided. The Florida Panthers have one more shot.

The call of the series could be remembered for a long time. It changed, perhaps cost Florida game 6. That offside call–blown up to a blurry zoom, may have been offside. That’s what the replay ruled, anyway. It took Florida’s goal and momentum away. Here is the Florida Panthers’ postgame reaction.

Sportsnet: The NHL rumor roundup. From McGroarty to Ullmark and the Ottawa Senators. The Vancouver Canucks are looking for backup options if they don’t get Jake Guentzel, too.

X: Kevin Weekes tweeted that he’s hearing teams have begun to kick tires on both of the Vegas Golden Knights goalies, including Adin Hill.

Montreal Hockey Now: The Winnipeg Jets top prospect is suddenly available. It looks like Rutger McGroarty from the University of Michigan will return for a junior season, and the NHL trade chatter has begun.

Philly Hockey Now: Our Jon Bailey spoke with GM Daniel Briere about draft philosophy, the combine, and Briere’s vision of running the Philadelphia Flyers.

New Jersey Hockey Now: It seems another Carolina Hurricanes defenseman could be a free-agent target for the New Jersey Devils.

NYI Hockey Now: The big question for the off-season on Long Island is Anders Lee. Keep, trade, or buyout? It’s a hefty decision for Lou Lamoriello and the New York Islanders.

ESPN: Let’s not kid ourselves. It’s the end of the Arizona Coyotes. They held out hope to reconstitute by buying land and building a massive development. However, the state of Arizona canceled the land auction.

Additional news about the cancellation has trickled out. We know local mayors weren’t happy about the development because it would stress the local infrastructure near Scottsdale and cost municipalities money without delivering direct benefits. ESPN also believes the land was zoned for a hockey rink—a small, youth hockey rink, but not a massive 17,000-seat arena—and that’s a big reason the state pulled the auction.

The NHL has 32 teams. Leave.it.alone.