Round 2 of the playoffs are under way and we here at SabreNoise are more worried about what is going to happen in the NHL draft with the Buffalo Sabres and how GM Tim Murray will be rebuilding the team. Oh and don’t forget the Rochester Americans are in the playoffs as their series with Chicago continues tonight.
Buffalo Sabres Links
Alex Sulzer was scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent this summer, but didn’t feel like waiting until July 1 to sign a deal. Instead of testing the market in North America, he has signed a five year deal with Kolner Haie of the DEL in Germany [Die By The Blade].
Rochester Americans Links
Rochester needs a win tonight to keep their playoff hopes alive, as the Buffalo Sabres top affiliate faces a 2-1 deficit in the best of five series to the St. Louis Blues prospects the Chicago Wolves. [ABC Local].
St. Louis shifts to the future after squandering a 2-0 series lead for the second straight year in a row. It seems that Jake Allen is that future, and Ryan Miller might not be a part of it. [ESPN].
NHL is on track for a big market final four. [The Globe and Mail].
Top story lines to follow in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. [Bleacher Report].
NHL announces Hart Trophy Finalist. [FanSided].
Can the Johnny Gaudreau hype turn into big things for the Calgary Flames. [Flame For Thought]
Jaroslav Halak this years version of the NHL suitcase finds himself now a member of the New York Islanders. [Eyes on Isles].
Who are the ten prospects the Washington Capitals should be looking out for? [Stars and Sticks].
Stanley Cup Playoff Tracker
Montreal Canadiens (1) vs Boston Bruins (0)
Pittsburgh Penguins (0) vs New York Rangers (0)
Chicago Blackhawks (0) vs Minnesota Wild (0)
Anaheim Ducks (0) vs Los Angeles Kings (0)
Playoff prediction line – I am really hoping to see a Canadiens vs Penguins ECF and a Blackhawks vs Kings WCF.