Daily Dasherboard Sunday, April 28

Ah – Sunday, funday!

With only one NHL game on the schedule for today – the rescheduled match between the Ottawa Senators and the Boston Bruins – there’s not a lot for hockey fans to get excited about. The good news: that one game will actually have an effect on the playoff seeding, as a win for Boston will hand them the Northeast Division crown and catapult them from fourth place to second place in the Eastern Conference.  Meanwhile, a win for Ottawa allows the Senators to avoid having to play the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round, passing that baton to the unlucky New York Islanders, instead.  It should be a good game, so tune in tonight at 7 p.m. over on the NBC Sports Network.

Until then, here’s some reading to distract you from all of those lawn chores you probably ought to be doing today!

The guys over at Bleacher Report sure like to do lists!  Whether you like the “Let’s make a list!” approach or not, it almost always makes for good conversations, or arguments, whichever!  Here’s their list of the top 5 players at every position heading into the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

For those teams NOT headed into the playoffs, here’s Bleacher Report’s list of their top offseason priorities.

One more from Bleacher Report, although this one is not a list; it’s a look at the odds that Las Vegas has set for the teams in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Die By The Blade presents to us the sobering reality of the Buffalo Sabres’ locker cleanout day, complete with audio clips from some of the players.

While you’re waiting for the NHL playoffs to begin, the fight for the AHL Calder Cup is already underway!  Head here for recaps of the recent playoff activity.

Finally, now that the NFL draft is over, it’s time for those writers who cover the sport to begin the endless debate over which team took the biggest risks, and which teams scored the biggest steals.

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