NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Monday Edition): The Red Wings have demonstrated great discipline, Brent Burns recovering well and don’t take the alternate bids for the Coyotes at face value

Posted by Richard Pollock in Atlantic Division,Central Division,Detroit Red Wings,Eastern Conference,NHL Morning Papers,Phoenix Coyotes,Pittsburgh Penguins,Teams,Western Conference on June 8, 2009 — No Comments

Stanley Cup Final

Detroit Red Wings (2) versus Pittsburgh Penguins (4)

Teams that are not in the playoffs

The Coyotes situation

  • Don’t be surprised if Jim Balsillie wins this case, writes Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star.
  • Here are some of the arguments from both sides.
  • Gary Loewen of the Toronto Sun wonders if Bettman will be at Game 6 tomorrow or the court room?
  • Both sides are going back and forth at each other with the case soon to be decided, writes Paul Waldie of the Globe & Mail.
  • Apparently Balsillie’s camp is relying largely on the argument that this case is very similar to the one that saw the Seattle Pilots baseball team move to Milwaukee.
  • Stephen Brunt tells readers to not take the alternate bids for the Coyotes, that would see the team stay in Phoenix, at face value.
  • Anyone interested in purchasing the team, should realize just how much money its lost.
  • Some think Judge Redfield Baum doesn’t want to decide this case, and would obviously much prefer these two sides come to an agreement on their own.

AHL Calder Cup Final

  • A too many men on the ice penalty proved costly for the Manitoba Moose on Sunday, writes Tim Campbell.  Down 3-1 in the series, the next game is win or you’re out, says Mike Keane.