While I will be none to please to be sitting inside a watching hockey on Sunday for Game 2, which I assume, since NBC is airing it, will be at some ridiculous time in the afternoon, like noon PT.... Can we just start already? I'm freaking warm outside.
So much news around the NHL these days...
- The moose are heading to the Calder Cup for the first time and will face the Hershey Bears.
- Patrick Roy denies getting an offer, then declines the offer of coaching and possibly also GM'ing the Avalanche
- The Oilers name Pat Quinn as their new HC and Tom Renney as the assistant coach...which blows my theory of Marc Crawford being the coach.....so I guess that means more CBC for Crawford?
- A russian sports newspaper reports that the Canadiens have offered Kovalev the team's captaincy and a humungous raise somewhere in between 6-7.5 million....that strips Koivu of the C, which most likely means he plays somewhere else.
- Sutter will coach the Flames
- The Pens sweep the Hurricanes. Great recap here by the Puck Huffers.
- Sad note: Peter Zezel who played for the Canucks has passed away due to a blood disorder