Please stop by later for a draft-themed Noon Number and the Community Mock Draft.
Analyzing the Minnesota Wild’s Restricted Free Agents – Part Two: The Defensemen - Gone Puck Wild- A bit more interesting with than the Forwards, but still straightforward. Spurgeon and Scandella: Sign at all costs. Everyone else: Meh.
Tending the Fields
First Round Bust: Orlando head coach Drake Berehowsky will not return to the Solar Bears- Good luck to him, we hardly knew ye. Or in my case, never.
Off The Trail
Marian Hossa’s early third-period blast powers Blackhawks past Kings in Game 4 | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports- Well, so much for this series, too. I suppose you shouldn't count out the defending champs, but Chicago has got two more home games to close this out. I say no chance LA advances.
Duncan Keith’s one-game suspension means intentional violence still gets a pass in the NHL | Backhand Shelf- Did Duncan Keith get preferential treatment? Is he a dirty player? A discussion.
NHL’s art of trade will return this summer - The Hockey News- Hopefully someone really wants a slightly used Tom Gilbert!
Andy McDonald of St. Louis Blues retires due to post-concussion concerns | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports- Sad to see concussions ruin another career.
Stanley Cup Beard Watch: The frontrunners for NHL Beard of the Year | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports- Which Beard reigns supreme?