Well, the Stanley Cup Final is guaranteed to have 6 games, as Chicago and Boston are currently tied at two games apiece.
On the Wild front, it's pretty quiet, but there's some stuff to be seen, some rumblings to be heard.
On to the Walk, then.
Derek Boogaard's death shows how easily patients can get addictive pain pills | StarTribune.com- Sadly, it's a problem that extends well beyond the late Boogaard.
GM rumblings: Is Jonathan Bernier moving? What about Niklas Backstrom? - ESPN- Depending on what you'd have to give up, Bernier could be an attractive option. If you think he has the goods, then he's certainly cheap enough, especially next season, when cap room will be very tight.
Tending the Fields
NHL draft wild card prospects - The Hockey News- Some sleeper prospects.
Off the Trail
Brent Seabrook’s OT goal gives Blackhawks 6-5 win, evens series 2-2 | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports- A wild game, and a guaranteed long series. With three overtimes in the first four games! How awesome is this series?!
Watch all the goals from Blackhawks’ 6-5 Game 4 OT win over Bruins (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports- And there were a lot of them, too!
Systems Analyst: How the Chicago Blackhawks can cut through the Boston Bruins’ layers | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com- My guess is they did a pretty good job with that last night.
NHL GMs meetings: Visors, hybrid icing approved; Maloney’s hopes for Tippett; Avs bluffing? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports- Hopefully, we won't have to see touch icing anymore.
Will the Pittsburgh Penguins trade Kris Letang? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports- Can the Pens afford to lose a not-as-deserving-as-Suter Norris nominee?
ECHL’s Bakersfield Condors: If we don’t make the playoffs, your tickets are free | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports- As a fan of the late San Diego Gulls, all I have to say is this: Fuck Bakersfield. I hope they get the 8th seed in their stupid 9-team Western Conference and get swept in the first round, just so their stupid fans will have to pay to see their shitty team.