It was a busy Wednesday afternoon in the NHL. It began with the news that Alain Vigneault had been fired as the Vancouver Canucks head coach. Since the Canucks were swept in the first round for the second season in a row everyone knew changes were coming. Unfortunately for Vigneault, he takes the blame and Mike Gillis gets to stick around.
Wednesday night ended with the Pittsburgh Penguins dominating the Ottawa Senators and taking a commanding 3-1 series lead. The Senators backs are now against the wall, it’s either make history or be history.
As you kick off your Thursday morning sit back, enjoy your coffee and join me in a stroll around the NHL world.
With the news of Vigneault’s firing, let’s take a look at the most likely candidates to replace him as Canucks head coach. Can anyone say Lindy Ruff? [Bleacher Report]
When looking for stylish NHL players one doesn’t have to search much farther than Henrik Lundqvist. Lundqvist may top the list but see what hockey players know how to clean up. [Sharp For Men]
With the Chicago Blackhawks reeling and needing a spark down 2-1 in their series with the Detroit Red Wings, could we see Ray Emery get the call between the pipes anytime soon? [Blackhawk Up]
If you’ve ever watched a hockey game on CBC especially during the playoffs you’ve had the pleasure of seeing some pretty amazing montages. Meet Tim Thompson the genius behind those montages. [National Post]
What would a Daily Dashboard be without any Buffalo Sabres news? Check out what we learned about Cody Hodgson this season as he makes the grade. [Die By the Blade]
Philadelphia Flyers forward Jakub Voracek crashed his Ferrari while visiting his home land. The car is a mess but Voracek escaped without injury. [Pro Hockey Talk]
Still holding out hope that Ryan Miller will return to the Buffalo Sabres next season? Check out the latest rumours to see if they’re fact or fiction. [Bleacher Report]