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Sabres Links: Kings win again, Caps announce new GM and coach, Sabres sign Deslauriers

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The Kings were considered by many to be the underdog, but the chances that they'll be heading back to the Cup are looking pretty good. The coaching carousel saw another candidate land as the Caps officially announced Barry Trotz as their new man behind the bench.

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Sabres Links

  • The Sabres re-signed Nick Deslauriers to a two year extension [WGR 550]

Around The League

  • The Kings won their third game in a row and are now one win away from the Stanley Cup [NHL.com]
  • The Capitals promoted Brian MacLellan to GM and named Barry Trotz their new head coach [Washington Post]
  • The ex-Director of Hockey Operations in Washington didn't have nice things to say about their GM hire, saying he's "never met a lazier/less passionate hockey man" [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • With Trotz gone, there are three vacant head coaching positions left. Who will Florida, Vancouver, and Carolina be interested in? [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Jaromir Jagr announced that he is retiring from international play [TSN]
  • J.S. Giguere is set to retire according to Renaud Lavoie [Twitter]