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  • Raw Charge contributors GeoFitz4 and Brett Frieman answer five mid-series questions about the current Eastern Conference final between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the New York Rangers. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • Tyler Johnson: The one that got away from the Minnesota Wild. [StarTribune]
  • Conn Smythe Watch: Tyler Johnson, Ryan Getzlaf lead MVP pack. [Puck Daddy]
  • Lightning GM Steve Yzerman is a finalist for the 2014-15 NHL General Manager of the Year Award. [NHL.com]
  • Gary Bettman is still claiming that the science on concussions leading to CTE isn’t there yet. This just in: Many disagree. [Puck Daddy]
  • Departing Detroit coach Mike Babcock thanks Red Wings fans with Detroit newspaper ad. [CBS Sports]
  • Why Possession and Zone Entries Matter: Two Quick Charts. [Hockey-Graphs]
  • The AHL has a new alignment for next season, and two AHL radio hosts talk about it. They also address the AHL Conference final match ups between Grand Rapids and Utica (Western Conference) and Manchester and Hartford (Eastern Conference). [Power Play Post Show]
  • The 2015 Memorial Cup begins this weekend. Here's a preview and a schedule. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • Like your professional players Russian? Former Detroit Red Wings star Slava Fetisov has something to say about that. [The Globe and Mail]