Gloriously off the grid here in northwestern Ireland, and missed the NHL awards show, but catching up, I must say that Lundqvist certainly deserved the Vezina for his nightly regular-season efforts.

Will be checking in occasionally on the draft (wrote a preview last week), and will be back in the U.S. to write about free agency on June 30. What I'm reading from afar sounds like the same speculation as before I left.....

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