Note: Reminder that if any Stanley Cup Playoff games go to overtime, we will be having our #ICOTpool contest. Similar to the #ICGWG contest in that you pick one player (total) from either team and @ tweet us (@illegalcurve) with your selection as well as the hashtag #ICOTpool. Winner gets IC Gear.
Jets, prospect and World Championship news:
Winnipeg Free Press: Ready for Prime Time. Barrie Colts coach Dale Hawerchuk gives Mark Scheifele a ringing endorsement as his Jr. career ends and he gets ready to try and make the jump to the pros.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets fans can just look at Capitals to see how hard it is to win. Winning in the NHL isn’t easy, just ask the Southeast Division winning Capitals who got bounced from the 1st Round. Ken spent the 1st Round watching the Capitals and has this insight for Jets fans.
Stanley Cup news:
Scores: Blackhawks 4 Red Wings 1
Games: Rangers @ Bruins | Sharks @ Kings
Blackhawks 4 Red Wings 1 (Chicago leads series 1-0):
Chicago Sun-Times: Hawks’ supporting cast comes up huge in opener.
Chicago Sun-Times: Disgruntled Viktor Stalberg is healthy scratch for Game 1.
Chicago Tribune: Hawks’ Sharp continues his playoff tear.
Detroit Free Press: Uh-Oh! It’ll be a short series at this rate.
Edmonton Journal: Why the arena deal makes sense for Edmonton. The arguing is finally over and it looks like Jets fans will be able to forget the not so friendly confines of Northlands Arena.
CBC: NHL reveals pair of outdoor dates at Yankee Stadium. While I like the concept of outdoor games, seems like the NHL has gone overboard in the number of games they have occurring.