What happened to the Chicago Blackhawks? Games 1 and 2 quickly entered history books and the Boston Bruins have stopped treating the ‘Hawks like a formidable opponent, and have started treating them like the Pittsburgh Penguins. Chicago will need to figure things out before tomorrow night’s game four – especially their power play – more importantly Tuukka Rask if they don’t want to head back to Chicago in a must win situation.
Remember Daniel Paille? He was a Darcy Regier draft pick in 2002, a first round draft pick to be exact - and now he’s a force to be reckon with for the Boston Bruins. No – he’s not the guy to build a team around – but he’s a lot more important than the “expendable” tag that Darcy put on him just seven years, and two complete NHL seasons with the blue and gold. Strike against Darcy, yet he is still here. [Sports Media 101].
Buffalo has lots of options as draft day approaches. They got bigger up the middle with last years first round in Girgensons and Grigorenko. Ryan Miller and Thomas Vanek are on the trading block, and Darcy’s eyes are targetting the number one overall pick. Do you still trust a Darcy Regier trade – if so, see above on the first link. If not, check out the Buffalo Sabres draft primer from the New York Hockey Journal. [New York Hockey Journal].
Darcy, Dan Paille has two game winning goals in the Stanley Cup Finals for the Boston Bruins. This will be his second Stanley Cup in four years with the Bruins. After you got a third round pick and a conditional fourth for your former first round pick in 2002. But don’t worry, Chicago doesn’t have an answer for him either. [The New York Times].
Sure we haven’t even finished this Stanley Cup yet – but here’s looking at the most memorable Stanley Cup Finals plays in the last decade. [Bleacher Report].