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Will deposed Lethbridge Hurricanes coach Rich Preston join the Blades as a consultant for their Cup preparations? (rodpedersen.com)
Soft ice has not been the Portland Winterhawks' friend in the first round against Everett, which hosts Game 6 on Monday. Meantime, the Winterhawks' Tyler Wotherspoon has signed with the Calgary Flames. (Oregon Live, The Columbian)
Graduating Kootenay Ice forward Brock Montgomery, never drafted by any league, has signed on with the Dallas Stars' AHL affiliate. (Moose Jaw Times-Herald)
Hands up, who thought fourth-seeded Spokane would, within the Western Conference, have the longest break before the second round? (Spokane Spokesman-Review)
Edmonton Oil Kings right wing Curtis Lazar had productive first round against Kootenay. (Vernon Morning Star)
More about hockey being a leading cause of brain injuries to Canadian children and teens. (The Canadian Press)
Today's must-read: Gare Joyce explains why Owen Sound Attack players have such high regard for right wing Kurtis Gabriel. (Sportsnet)
Exceptional defenceman Sean Day surely be picked somewhere between third and fifth overall.
Not carved in stone just yet but sounds like first 2 picks in next Sat's OHL draft will be Travis Konecny (OTT) and Dylan Strome (Erie).
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 31, 2013
Leaves Day for the Petes. RT @tsnbobmckenzie Sounds like first 2 picks in OHL draft will be Travis Konecny (OTT) and Dylan Strome (Erie).
— Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell) March 31, 2013
Kitchener Rangers coach-GM Steve Spott's "Memorial Cup year" proclamation will be put on the line against London. (London Free Press)
The Niagara IceDogs have picked up the No. 40 overall selection for Saturday's OHL priority selection draft after swapping a bushel of picks with Barrie. (St. Catharines Standard)
Gatineau Olympiques overage defenceman Étienne Boutet is glad that the nerve-racking ordeal of a playoff series against his brother, Rimouski centre Jasmin Boutet, is over. He's even happier he's the one headed to Round 2, where the 'Piques will face top-seeded Halifax. (Le Droit)
The Quebec Remparts' ability to win on the road — they took all three games on Chicoutimi's ice — could serve them well in the second round. (Le Soleil)
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