Weber’s future; Pittsburgh fit for Parise, Suter?

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• TSN’s Darren Dreger reports that it’s leaning towards not likely that Canadiens captain Shea Weber will play once again, and his agreement status might end in a disagreement in between the NHL and NHLPA. [TSN]

• The knives are out in Minnesota following the buy outs of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter: “In their first few years with the Wild, Parise was known for asking for the team to practice in Minneapolis, closer to his home, which drove the coaching staff crazy, and Suter was known for lobbying Leipold, a move that would backfire in any company.” [Star Tribune]

• Could both Parise and Suter fit with the Penguins? [Pensburgh]

• A hard 2020-21 season might set Kasperi Kapanen up for a huge bounce-back year. [The Hockey Writers]

• A 70-page manual will assist Kraken gamers and their households find out everything about Seattle. []

• What sort of effect could Vladimir Tarasenko have in the Flyers’ lineup? [Broad Street Hockey]

• The Duncan Keith trade will permit Stan Bowman to make a free-agent splash. [NBC Sports Chicago]

• If Toronto is trying to find a brand-new goalie, Darcy Kuemper is on their radar. [Daily Faceoff]

• Dennis Murphy, who assisted discovered the American Basketball Association, World Hockey Association, World Group Tennis and Roller Hockey International, has actually died at age 94. [AP]

• Intriguing take a look at the quantity of scoring a playoff group requirements. [Gotham Sports Network]

• Wish to know what the Kings’ growth secured list will appear like? Here you go. [Mayor’s Manor]

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