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• John Tortorella, when asked how he was going to get his forwards going on Tuesday: "Pray." He then read an excerpt from his memoir on a trip he took around the world after splitting from the Tampa Bay Lightning.

• By the way, in case it wasn't clear that John Tortorella's sense of humour is lacking, on Wednesday morning he made it clear that he was joking about prayer and retracted the joke. [NHL]

• No hearing for Dustin Brown for his controversial collision with Michal Rozsival. [LA Kings Insider]

• Brandon Dubinsky returns to the Rangers' lineup for Game 5. [Newsday]

• Showing some much-needed attention to the Devils' relatively anonymous blueline. [NJ]

• An argument for shaking up the New York Rangers' lines by removing Carl Hagelin from the top unit: "Hagelin is currently playing top line minutes with the Rangers two most skilled forwards, and ha exactly zero goals to show for it. That's no goals and just three assists in 18 games so far this postseason. No matter which way you look at this, it's unacceptable to have a top line player with zero goals in 18 games. At some point, changes need to be made." [Blue Seat Blogs]

• Jaroslav Spacek claims he might have retired at the end of the year if he had finished it in Montreal, and rips the Canadiens hockey operations team, from the bizarre rules for the players to the total lack of communication. "'So much bad stuff,' Spacek said. 'In my 20-year hockey career, I'd never seen anything like it. If you don't like the way I play, kick me in the ass. But no one said anything. It was terrible.'" [Montreal Gazette]

• Another major step towards the Phoenix Coyotes staying in Arizona was taken after the team was eliminated last night, as the Glendale City Council voted to approve a preliminary budget that includes $17 million to the prospective buyer of the team for operating costs for the city's Jobing.com Arena." [Winnipeg Free Press]

• The Wild have signed 2010 first-round pick Mikael Grandlund to his entry-level contract. He announced the deal himself in a video on the Wild's website. [Wild]

• Michael Arace on the American invasion in the NHL. [Blue Jackets Xtra]

• Alex Semin cuts his forehead on his gold medal, which is a very enigmatic thing to do. [RMNB]

• This hit, by Vladislav Namestnikov on Klarc Wilson of the Edmonton Oil Kings, won't see any supplemental discipline despite assertions by the Oil Kings' coach that it was predatory. Whatever it was, it was big. Prior to getting hit, Wilson's first name was spelled forwards. [The Globe & Mail]

• It's about bloody time the Dallas Stars got a specialty license plate, especially since the Fort Worth Cats have one. Why don't you head on over to the Texas DMV website and vote for the proposed Dallas Stars' specialty license plate. [Texas DMV]

• Congratulations to Puck the Media, who makes the step up to the SB Nation community. [Puck the Media]

• Where will highly-touted prospect Justin Schultz end up? [Angus Certified]

• Andrew Bucholtz on Pierre McGuire keeping what he hears between the benches to himself. [Awful Announcing]

• The upper house of Russian Parliament passed new amendments to aviation regulations in an effort to improve fight safety in the country, a decision heavily influence by the Lokomotiv plane crash. [RIA]

• Will the new Edmonton Oilers' coach will be in a better spot to succeed? Nope, he'll still be in Edmonton. [Slam]

• Does Magnus Paajarvi's terrible season cast his future with the Edmonton Oilers in doubt? [Edmonton Journal]

• Kerry Fraser weighs in on the nastiness between the Rangers and Devils, and Mike Rupp's shove on Martin Brodeur. [TSN]

• This up-and-coming Kings vlogger's got a little work to do. He's wearing a Dodgers hat and he accidentally calls the Kings the Rangers. So maybe instead of vlogging, he should go into local news?

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