What team beat writers are saying this afternoon:
- Pittsburgh could be two-sport champions if the Penguins win the Cup. The Steel city is enjoying some great success as of late.
Teams not in the playoffs:
- The Bruins ownership wants to get Peter Chiarellin signed to a contract extension this summer. He has done a terrific job in Boston and with a big summer of decisions ahead of him, it’d be smart to sign him to an extension in the next few weeks.
- There was a lot to remember from the Hurricanes’ 2008/09 season. Nice post by Alexander.
- Adrian Dater says that Pierre Lacroix gambled and lost on the Patrick Roy situation. How does Tony Granato feel at this point?
- If Ken Hitchcock is one of the coaches Darryl Sutter is interested, it shouldn’t matter because Hitchcock is happy in Columbus. He’d actually be a great fit for Calgary but there is no reason for Columbus to let him go.
- David Staples does a good job of clipping together newspaper articles from Pat Quinn’s final days with the Leafs. I think Tambellini made two great hires yesterday.
- Donald Brashear comments on reports of possible steroids deals involving the Washington Capitals. This story was broken in the Tampa papers this morning and was included in the Morning Papers.
- Reports out of Russia have the Habs letting go Saku Koivu and re-signing Alexei Kovalev. Although they may be true, I really don’t believe these reports. That would mean giving Kovalev a boatload of money and basically make the Habs “his team.” I’m not sure that’s the best role for Kovalev in any city, never mind the pressure-filled Montreal.