As the Los Angeles Kings await their opponent for the Stanley Cup Finals, we are days away from finding out when and where the Stanley Cup could be presented for the 2012 Champions. If the Kings can continue their road dominance in this playoff year, they could be easily crowned champion in front of their home crowd sooner than later.
This Friday however, we will look to four teams that are not in the playoffs, and one editors look at the NHL Award ceremony that will happen this summer and his predictions as to who will add hardware to the trophy case this summer.
Good luck if your team is still fighting for the right to lift Lord Stanley’s mug – and eyes to the draft to those who have ended their season.
Don’t forget to follow the 2012 Fansided NHL Mock Draft that is going on right now. You can follow along at our Mock Draft Central Home Page which lists selections and links to blogger commentary. So far writers from Edmonton, Columbus, and Montreal have weighed in with their selections. Keep following along until the draft starts for more coverage from your favorite NHL team.
Our first stop on Fansided Friday is Calgary, where writer Dave Church revisits the trade that sent Calgary Flames Rene Bourque and Patrick Holland to Montreal.
While not the case in Buffalo – if a coach does not win, the organization gets rid of him. Here’s Jeff Chapman’s look at the exit interview Tom Renney gave as he left the organization. In fact, while your there keep reading as Jeff makes the case for the Oilers to hire former Buffalo Sabres coach Ted Nolan.
Just as we have done here on SabreNoise.com – Austin has been taking a player by player look at the end of the 2011-2012 campaign for the Dallas Stars. His latest critique? Jamie Benn and Steve Ott.
Our staff over at the Rat Trick are still struggling with dealing with the off season after a magical run by their Panthers was cut short. Justin Rosenberg lets fans know how they should feel about Panthers acquisition Krys Barch.
Jay MacGlashen and Jill Tulk have taken over the reigns at Too Many Men and Jay provides us with some insight as to who he sees lifting hardware home after the NHL award show.
Topics: Awards, Calgary Flames, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, Jamie Benn, Krys Barch, Mock Draft, Montreal Canadiens, NHL, Patrick Holland, Rene Bourque, Steve Ott, Ted Nolan, Tom Remmey