The hockey world now turns its eyes to the Eastern Conference Final. The pace quickens. The skates dig into the ice just a little deeper. The Stanley Cup is within sight. It is a glorious time of year. The Boston Bruins are suddenly dominating media coverage despite Brad Marchand’s few words, the San Jose Sharks are again on the precipice, the women’s game suffered a major blow and I finally dished my opinion on the Evgeni Malkin situation.
First, Malkin. For more context, insight into the Penguins process, who is driving it and my opinion (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
The Battle of Jerks: Brad Marchand didn’t like a media chirp. So, he’s not speaking about not speaking. Got it? (Boston Hockey Now)
And Boston is giving Tuukka Rask the old Marc-Andre Fleury treatment. It’s his fault and no success can overcome that (Boston Hockey Now)
Really–check out all of the cool stuff on Boston Hockey Now. EIGHT new stories this morning and more coming from the locker room this morning.
The women’s game is in deeper trouble. Kim Pegula, wife and frequent business partner of Billionaire Terry Pegula which owns the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres, if giving up the Buffalo Beauts women’s hockey club. (Sportsnet)
I don’t know what is going on, but the women appear to be destroying their league in an effort to create a better one. The only problem is–there isn’t a better one being built. Uh oh.
Little Joe returned and launched the San Jose Sharks to the Western Conference Final (Yahoo Sports)
Can we get through one game without a review controversy?!
Colorado wasn’t too happy with the overturned goal. I agree with them. But Gabriel Landeskog took the high road (Denver Post)
Wasn’t replay instituted so officials wouldn’t decide games?
If the Nashville Predators traded P.K. Subban, what would that look like? (The Athletic)