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 GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe has his NHL Conference Finals preview.

BLUESHIRT BANTER: Joe Fortunato hates his love for Game Sevens.

The song remains the same for the Washington Capitals.

The song remains the same for the Washington Capitals.

THE PEERLESS PROGNOSTICATOR: For the Washington Capitals, everything changed this season except for the ending.

FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM: Nate Silver presents “The Roy Awards For the Best NHL Playoff Goaltending Performances.”

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski interviews the founder of “, a potential replacement for the dearly-departed Josh Cooper interviews filmmaker Mark Greczmiel, who is making a documentary of the California Golden Seals.

WINGING IT IN MOTOWN: Where in the World is Mike Babcock?

COPPER & BLUE: Alan Hull on the remarkable changes within a month for the Edmonton Oilers.

ST. LOUIS GAME TIME: A Blues fan has tempered expectations regarding the club’s potential offseason changes.

NHLNUMBERS.COM: Cam Lewis examines what the salary-cap hit of this year’s Team Canada IIHF World Championships roster would be.

DOBBER HOCKEY: Chris Pudsey does some offseason bargain hunting.

FOHS FARM REPORT: Scotty Wazz on the AHL’s re-alignment.