Still really, really bummed out with the lack of Wild games going on. Blergh.
You'll get your links, though, Wilderness.
Harding named a Masterton trophy finalist | StarTribune.com- Well deserved for Josh.
Masterton Trophy Finalists: Sidney Crosby vs. Josh Harding vs. Adam McQuaid | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports- If Crosby wins, I will tar and feather the PHWA. Especially since Bouchard didn't win when he recovered from his concussion issues.
Derek Boogaard: Family's attorney claims teams gave him 'pain pills like candy' - TwinCities.com- Just a really sad story all-around. Whether it was preventable by Boogaard, those close to him, his doctors, the NHL, or a combination of them all, it was a preventable death. If the family's allegations are close to correct, hopefully this suit leads to an improvement of the NHL's policies related to pain medication.
Boogaard suit points out the bizarre and dangerous culture of hockey goons | StarTribune.com- More on that culture, especially with the league's enforcers.
Derek Boogaard - Prescription Pain Killer Addiction In The NHL - Gone Puck Wild- Looking back on the sadness that was Boogaard's death.
Minnesota Wild's New Core Struggle In First Playoff Series | The Hockey Writers- And on to the stuff that matters less. But yeah, that they did.
Off the Trail
A Toronto Maple Leafs fan is selling a “lightly used” television after the team’s meltdown last night | Backhand Shelf- There's a special place in hell for people who disprove awesome stuff like this on the internet. Seriously, fuck @scottcarefoot. That wasn't hurting anyone, and it's so much better when you think it's real. Dude just wanted to be a dick.
Ottawa Senators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - Recap - May 14, 2013 - ESPN- Ottawa is probably the team I've been most rooting for going into the second round- it's hard to really get behind any team, and when I decided to root for my friend's favorite team, they blew a 3 goal lead within an hour. So of course Ottawa loses Game 1 tonight. Go @kassassination!
San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings - Recap - May 14, 2013 - ESPN- Neither playoff game, in fact, went the way I wanted it to. I'd like to see San Jose succeed, just because I'd like to see a team that talented actually live up to that.
Puck Daddy’s 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 2 staff prognostications | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports- Second round predictions. None of which are pain.
Digestible Playoff Previews: Los Angeles Kings vs. San Jose Sharks | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com- Some previews to follow. Read them. Or don't.
Los Angeles Kings vs. San Jose Sharks: Puck Daddy’s NHL 2013 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Digestible Playoff Previews: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Ottawa Senators | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com
Pittsburgh Penguins (1) vs. Ottawa Senators (7): Puck Daddy’s NHL 2013 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Eulogy: Remembering the 2012-13 Anaheim Ducks | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports- At least both Anaheim and Vancouver lost. Have a laugh, guys.
Dallas Stars fire head coach Glen Gulutzan after two seasons | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports- The Stars didn't get the memo that Firing Yeo would be the way to change their fortunes. I don't think they'll even consider taking the C away from Mikko.
Slovakia beats U.S., Swiss down Belarus in ice hockey worlds - ESPN- Well there's that. What kind of awful has the US descended to when they let Branko Radivojevic score in the first 15 seconds?