NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Thursday Edition): Blackhawks draw huge ratings, Glen Hall chimes in about today’s game and Staal brothers even so far

Posted by Richard Pollock in Atlantic Division,Carolina Hurricanes,Central Division,Chicago Blackhawks,Detroit Red Wings,Eastern Conference,NHL Morning Papers,Pacific Division,Phoenix Coyotes,Pittsburgh Penguins,Southeast Division,Teams,Western Conference on May 21, 2009 — No Comments

3rd Round Playoff Matchups

Eastern Conference

Pittsburgh Penguins (4) versus Carolina Hurricanes (6)

Western Conference

Detroit Red Wings (2) versus Chicago Blackhawks (4)

Teams that are not in the playoffs:

The Coyotes situation:

  • The National Post tells you everything you need to know about the Coyotes issue.
  • Mediation 101 courtesy of the National Post as well.
  • Looks like there could be a local buyer in Phoenix that could bid on the team if given the chance.  (Writer’s note: After looking at these numbers, I’m not so sure anyone would want to do that.)
  • Phoenix versus Canada.
  • This whole Coyotes situation reminds Damien Cox of the Saskatoon controversy from years back.
  • Regardless of what everyone else is saying, Balsillie sure seems confident that his dream will come true. 

The AHL Playoffs:

  • The Moose’s ten-game winning streak came to an end last night, as the Houston Aeros won Game 4 of the Western Conference Final by a score of 5-4.
  • A rib injury will keep Byron Bitz out of the Providence Bruins lineup for the remainder of the AHL playoffs.