Shero on Kovalchuk; Preds still believe in Rinne; legend of Nello Ferrara (Puck Headlines)

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PITTSBURGH, PA – MAY 29: A Pittsburgh Penguins fan looks on prior to Game One of the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators at PPG Paints Arena on May 29, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

• You can never be too prepared in life.

New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero isn’t necessarily set on trading Ilya Kovalchuk if the Russian forward goes through with his NHL comeback. [TSN]

• There were a lot of things to like from the Nashville Predators in Game 1, but they need to respond Wednesday night. [Tennessean]

• Despite a tough night, the Predators are still believers in Pekka Rinne. []

• Great story on Predators video coach Mat Myers, who was born with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism. [ESPN]

• Two big decisions were what cost the Predators Game 1. [Sportsnet]

• Solid breakdown of how the Pittsburgh Penguins can beat the Predators defensively. [The Pens Blog]

• Penguins video coach Andy Saucier did it again Monday night. [Tribune Review]

• Enter an alternate world where the P.K. Subban goal that was reversed actually counted. [Vice]

• On the NHL’s dizzying positive spin on life. [The Star]

Leon Draisaitl is going to become a very rich man this summer. [Copper N Blue]

• Looking at who the Vegas Golden Knights could select in next month’s NHL Draft. [The Bloggers Tribune]

• Former NHLer Sandis Ozolins will be the new head coach of the KHL’s Dinamo Riga. [IIHF]

• Get to know the legend of Nello Ferrara, the candy company heir who preferred to play hockey. [New York Times]

• The AHL will be streaming the Calder Cup Final for free. [AHL]

Shawn Thornton on the charity auction for his skates and his future role with the Florida Panthers. []

• Congrats to the Windsor Spitfires for winning the 2017 Memorial Cup. [Color of Hockey]

• Who has the better goalie mask, Matt Murray or Pekka Rinne? [Hockey by Design]

• A little dose of reality for New York Rangers fans as the off-season approaches. [NY Rangers Blog]

• What 10 defenseman won’t help your fantasy hockey league in these four categories. [Dobber Hockey]

• Finally, another great Hockey Night in Canada opening montage: