The winds of change are upon us.
In Buffalo, we have a new head coach, which means new assistant coaches, as well.
The playoffs are over for Vancouver, Montreal and Minnesota, which could mean changes are right around the corner for those teams . . . while changes of opponents are in store for the teams that beat them: San Jose, Ottawa, and Chicago.
Let’s look at the buzz for Friday, May 10th.
Let’s start with local news: changes are underway in the Buffalo Sabres organization. Thanks for the memories, guys!
When it comes to the broadcasting booth at MSG, however, we recently learned there would NOT be any changes, as Rick Jeanneret will be returning next year. I’m kind of surprised to hear that some people WANTED this type of change. Head over to Hockey Buzz to provide your opinion on whether RJ should remain the voice of the Sabres, or whether it is time to move on.
Another Stanley Cup Playoffs, another disappointing finish for the Vancouver Canucks, a team loaded with potential who just cannot get it done in the playoffs. This leads us to the inevitable discussion of Roberto Luongo’s future with the team. Hint: it’s, eh, not so good.
Speaking of the Wild: I predicted this team would not make the playoffs this year, but they did . . . and are still facing a lot of uncertainty in their offseason. Michael Russo discusses some possibilities here.
Stu Hackel has an interesting piece about how the NHL’s Department of Player Safety may be changing how it interprets Rule 48 in its attempts to minimize head shots around the league. Not surprisingly, many fans are displeased.
Last, but never least . . . the Hooters’ chain of restaurants is trying to change the fact that it just can’t seem to lure many female customers into sitting down for a meal – gee, I wonder why? – by offering free food to mothers this Mother’s Day! Uh-huh. The chances of me taking my mother there for Mother’s Day are exactly the same as the chances of the Colorado Avalanche picking anyone BUT Seth Jones with the first pick of the draft. Chew on that math, and enjoy your Friday!