- Michael Russo explores the possibility of Minnesota Wild head coach getting some love for the Jack Adams Award for coach of the year. [The Athletic]
- With every single game, Kirill Kaprizov is proving he’s more special than most. [Hockey Wilderness]
- Despite his success, we should probably be thinking of a better nickname for the young star than “Kirill The Thrill.” [Hockey Wilderness]
- This Wild team is full of new faces, so we shouldn’t expect the same playoffs disappointment. [10K Rinks]
Off the trail...
- John Tortorella will not be returning to the Columbus Blue Jackets as their head coach next season, but it’s complicated. [The Cannon]
- Maybe the New York Rangers should look at Kevin Weekes for a role in the front office. [The Athletic]
- Inspired by an Olympic champion as a mother, Alex Ovechkin is financially backing the NWSL’s Washington Spirit. [Yahoo]