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The Morning Papers: Sunday Edition; The Heatley Camp Sounds Off; Crosby Still Happy with Stanley Cup Win Despite Limited Contribution; The Red Wings Unsure How to Say Goodbye After Game 7 Loss

The Stanley Cup Finalists:

  • The Red Wings filed out of their dressing room unaccustomed to the sting of losing, writes Mitch Albom.
  • Though he didn’t have a big impact on the scoresheet, Crosby still relishes the win and his teammates say he was the guy that got them there.
  • Bod Duff of the Windsor Star says that it was the Pittsburgh foot-soldiers who sealed the victory for the Pens.
  • Drew Sharp believes that the Game 7 loss will make the Wings hungrier for next year.
  • Already looking ahead to next year, Michael Rosenberg wonders if former Red Wing Steve Yzerman will select current Wings head coach Mike Babcock to lead Team Canada at the Olympics.
  • Steve Schrader asks if the lucky burrito helped, and notes that the Wings’ summer will be very brief due to their opening games being in Sweden October 2nd and 3rd.
  • Pittsburgh police had to be called in to disperse a crowd in downtown Pittsburgh after fans heard some Penguins might be at a bar there.
  • If you are interested in seeing some Pens and the Cup, head to today’s Pirates-Tigers game at PNC Park.
  • Robert Dvorchak describes how the Pens players (and owners) are relishing this Cup win.
  • Bringing reality back into play, Dave Molinari writes that this Penguins team is not likely to stay together, given cap constraints.
  • Hossa: “That’s Life“. Hossa: “Crushed“.
  • The Red Wings feel snubbed because Crosby didn’t come over to shake hands immediately.
  • Roy MacGregor talks Sid’s first Cup.

All the Other Losers:

  • The Heatley camp has apparently given a Ottawa a list of teams that Dany wants to be traded too. All teams are thought to be in the Western Conference, and include San Jose, Calgary and Edmonton.
  • The Vancouver Canucks have signed college free agent Evan Oberg, formerly of the UMD Bulldogs.
  • Mike Modano says that although he was shocked when the Stars fired Dave Tippett, he will be returning next season.
  • Robert Tychkowski says the Oilers should decline to pursue Dany Heatley.
  • Steve Simmons dishes on Bettman, Malkin, Holik and a few other topics in today’s column.
  • Helene Elliott of the LA Times looks back on a season to remember.
  • Kevin Paul Dupont reports that the Bruins are working with Phil Kessel on a new deal.
  • The guys over at NY Times Hockey feel that the Pens win validates teams making agressive changes mid-season.
  • Eric Francis asks the Sutter matriarch what she thinks of the potential coaching situation in Calgary.

The Jets and Moose are both scheduled to practice on Wednesday.

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