Good morning folks. Hope you are enjoying the Stanley Cup Playoffs so far. Here are your morning links.
Buffalo Sabres Links
Former Buffalo Sabres player John Tucker named head coach of the Buffalo Jr Sabres Junior A team. Michael Peca will remain as the teams General Manager, and will also run the entire hockey operation for the Jr Sabres – which encompasses seven teams. [Niagara Frontier Publications].
Rochester Americans Links
Rochester Americans keep foot on pedal, crush Syracuse in final regular season game in Rochester, defeating the Crunch 5-1 as they prepare for the playoffs. [ABC Local WHAM].
Joel Quenneville is fined by the NHL for grabbing his crotch a la Michael Jackson or street thug. [Time].
Best tweet of the night about came from a response to our own Blackhawk Up:
@Blackhawk_Up Please…Beiber does it 100 times during a concert in front of pre-teen girls. Q does it once in a game and it’s a big deal?
— Cole Wyatt (@Cole_Wyatt) April 18, 2014
Could Virginia Beach be thinking about building an arena to lure the NBA and NHL to town? [Boston.com].
A smashing of interesting topics from the Puck Daddy columnists on the new playoff format, instant gratification, and a little bit on the law of diminishing returns. [Puck Daddy].
Power ranking the goalies in the 2014 NHL playoffs. [Bleacher Report].
Montreal takes a stranglehold on the series, but don’t write off Tampa Bay just yet. [A Winning Habit].
I can come up with a lot more than three if I put my mind to it, but here are three reasons the Dallas Stars should worry about the Anaheim Ducks. [Blackout Dallas].
The Binghamton Senators clinch East Division. [SenShot].
Stanley Cup Playoff Tracker
Colorado Avalanche (1) vs Minnesota Wild (0)
St. Louis Blues (1) vs Chicago Blackhawks (0)
Anaheim Ducks (2) vs Dallas Stars (0)
San Jose Sharks (1) vs Los Angeles Kings (0)
Boston Bruins (0) vs Detroit Red Wings (1)
Tampa Bay Lightning (0) vs Montreal Canadiens (2)
Pittsburgh Penguins (1) vs Columbus Blue Jackets (0)
New York Rangers (1) vs Philadelphia Flyers (0)