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How the Bolts won Game 7 against the Rangers and were crowned Eastern Conference Champions, Martin St. Louis may be done in New York, another possible goaltender shuffle in Vancouver and more.

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  • The Lightning, all season long, have been known for their depth. They put that depth to good use in Friday night's Game 7 matchup at Madison Square Garden on the way to a 2-0 victory. [En-Lightning]
  • It was amazing to see the amount of confidence the Bolts had going into their Game 7 matchup on Friday. The fact that the New York Rangers were 7-0 all-time on home ice in Game 7? It didn't bother them. In fact, it just gave them more motivation, more "swagger." [Puck Daddy]
  • Forget the negative connotation that comes with the "non-traditional" moniker. The NHL stands to benefit monetarily from having a team in Tampa Bay. [En-Lightning]
  • Martin St. Louis, once a Stanley Cup Playoffs hero for Tampa Bay, seems to be slowing down drastically. That is why Mike Murphy over at Blueshirt Banter thinks the Rangers should let him walk this offseason when his contract expires. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • The ECHL's Brampton Beast, previously an affiliate of the Lightning, has announced a new affiliation with the Montreal Canadiens. [All Habs]
  • The New Jersey Devils are reportedly close to landing a new head coach. While there had been speculation that Guy Boucher's name had been considered, Phil Housley, assistant coach of the Nashville Predators, may be the top contender for the job. [On The Forecheck]
  • The Detroit Red Wings are moving out of Joe Louis Arena in the next few years when Mike Ilitch's vision for a new arena takes shape. Here are some things that Winging it in Motown would like to see when the arena is built. [Winging it in Motown]
  • It seems that the goalie shuffle will continue once again for the Vancouver Canucks. General Manager Jim Benning is reportedly offering Eddie Lack in exchange for a second round pick. [Canucks Army]