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Time to get back after the week. But first, stories to read about hockey

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A Father’s Day look at Kris Letang, who has spent almost half his life affiliated with Pittsburgh and gone from young kid to champion to proud papa in the last 15 years. [Penguins.com]

While a lot of focus in Buffalo was on Jason Botterill and all the firings they made last week, new general manager Kevyn Adams is in the unenviable position of basically rebuilding not only a team on the ice but behind the scenes basically from scratch. [Die by the Blade]

Speaking of Buffalo, looking at the conundrum that Jack Eichel finds himself in. Who could blame anyone at age-21 to agree to a guaranteed $80,000,000 contract? But now, Buffalo hasn’t gotten better and he’s locked in for six more years on a deal that is set to use up his prime, with no promise the team will ever be that good. [The Athletic - Justin Bourne]

Bernie Saunders, the NHL’s fifth black player, opens up about the racism he faced in the sport of hockey. [Sportsnet]

A look at the Red Wings as they zero in on their possibilities in the upcoming lottery draft. [Winging it in Motown]

Senators’ fans have graded out the Nikita Zaitsev/Connor Brown for Cody Cedi trade more positively than negatively so far (mostly because of Brown). [Silver Sevens Sens]

Devils legend Martin Brodeur has stepped out and said he doesn’t think he’s ready for a general manager job and would not take it from New Jersey if it was offered. Since retiring Brodeur was an assistant GM with St. Louis for three years from 2015-17, then moved back to NJ in a business development role from 2018-20, then became a hockey advisor in 2020 after GM Ray Shero was fired. [NHL.com]