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Daily Dashboard June 8th, 2013

By the time you’re reading this you’ve probably heard the news. But in case you haven’t the Boston Bruins swept the Pittsburgh Penguins last night to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals. The series finished without Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin registering a single point, the first time they’ve both been pointless in four straight games in their careers. The Bruins physicality proved to be too much for the Penguins and as a result the Stanley Cup favourites are once again out before the Finals.

Depending on who you cheer for that first paragraph either made your Saturday morning or ruined the entire day. But don’t worry, the sun has come up on another day and if you’re lucky you’re enjoying a lovely coffee while catching up on the latest news from around the NHL.

What went wrong for the Pittsburgh Penguins? Their leadership or lack there of. [Puck Stops Here]

The Dallas Stars have acquired the rights to former Ottawa Senators defenceman Sergei Gonchar. It was rumoured that the defenceman was heading to the KHL for next season, but with the Stars offering him a two-year deal maybe he’ll stick around. [Puck Daddy]

Why everyone was wrong about the Pittsburgh Penguins. [Bleacher Report]

Phil Kessel will become an un-restricted free agent this summer. Is now the time for the Toronto Maple Leafs to trade Kessel? [Toronto Star]

In response to the article above, here’s why you don’t trade Phil Kessel. [Leafs Nation]

How many of you knew Sidney Crosby had a sister? On top of that how many of you knew she even played hockey? Apparently she’s a darn good hockey player who is following in her brother’s footsteps, except she plays between the pipes. [Global]

Why it’s time to give Tuukka Rask some credit. [Bleacher Report]

Lastly, support Senior writer Caitlin Campbell in her journey to become Canada’s next sportscaster. Canada can always use a little more Buffalo Sabres love no? [FaceBook]

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