I’m on my way to coach a hockey tournament, so I’m just going to pass along today’s must-read stories:
- The Bruins eventually have to address the need for size at center, writes Kevin Paul Dupont in his weekly Hockey Notes column.
- In his Inside the NHL column, Bucky Gleason still sees bright things ahead for the Sabres.
- Terry Frei tells us that the Avalanche have not kept up with the other teams that were also dominant pre-lockout.
- The Blue Jackets have two things other teams won’t want to have to face in the playoffs: 1. Steve Mason and 2. Size.
- Michael Russo explains what sets Martin Brodeur apart from every other NHL goaltender.
- Mike Comrie and Chris Campoli are both happy to be in Ottawa but won’t say anything bad about the Islanders organization.
- Larry Brooks wants to see a different lottery system for the NHL. Brooks also guarantees Lecavalier to the Habs at the draft.
- John MacKinnon of the Edmonton Journal comes to the defense of Dave Staples for the Jagr rumors he originally reported.
- Finally, here is Jim Matheson’s Hockey World and here’s More Hockey World.