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People have asked: why keep Jonathan Bernier?

Mixed in with the initial tweets announcing Jonathan Quick’s pending mega-deal was this: Next move the #LAKINGS will be to trade Jonathan Bernier who has asked to be moved. #devils #Leafs #blackhawks all possibilties June 28, 2012 1:34 PM via webReplyRetweetFavorite @andystrickland Andy Strickland Lisa Dillman, the voice of reason: Again, this does not mean…

Lombardi takes elevator to the top – ESPN Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Kings had just clinched their first Stanley Cup title in franchise history, and general manager Dean Lombardi, in his sixth season at the helm, was rushing from the press box inside Staples Center to the arena floor, hoping to reach the ice in time for the Cup presentation by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman.

Pux in the City?

Anything’s better than Mike Emerick’s knifing and regathering. The CBC is planning some counter-programming for female non-hockey fans who might be forced to tune into the Stanley Cup final next week. Viewers can go online to listen to an alternate commentary from Lena Sutherland and Jules Mancuso, who run WhileTheMenWatch.com. They describe their site as…

Ah, the curse of McSorley’s Stick!

As [Coach Jacques] Demers tells it, two of his players, Guy Carbonneau and Kirk Muller, had noticed that McSorley’s stick had a more wicked curve than most — not an unusual practice, but an illegal one. “The two teams had their sticks in the hallway, so we saw it there and we saw it on the ice,” he told USA Today in 2006. “We told them not to say anything and we checked it out and he came back with the same kind of stick in Game 2.”

USA: Cap’n JJ

Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson has been selected captain for Team USA at the 2012 world championships, which begin Friday in Helsinki and Stockholm. It will be the second time that the 25-year-old will serve as team captain in his international career, also doing the honors on the 2010 world championships team.

Ken Hitchcock on Parity; Me on old arenas

From Pierre LeBrun: Competitive balance has taken the National Hockey League to new heights – ESPN “To me, there’s nine teams in each conference that are so close that I think that’s why you see these lower seeds going like hell right now,” Hitchcock said. “I honestly believe they think they can win the Cup.…