What is a Stanley Cup final without controversy? Officials may have missed a “too many men on ice” call, which led directly to the winner of the Colorado Avalanche Game 4 OT. The Vancouver Canucks aren’t buying JT Miller, but they appear to be listening intently and there are plenty of NHL commercial voices, including a rival to the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Florida Panthers sidelined Andrew Brunette for Paul Maurice, the Minnesota Wild want Marc-Andre Fleury back, and the Penguins got it wrong in the first round of the NHL draft.
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Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Penguins got their first-round NHL Draft picks wrong, but when the Penguins get it wrong, there are consequences. Dave Molinari looks not only at the swings and failures, but also who was available, including a Penguin villain. Drafts of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
TSN: The TSN Insiders, including Daren Dreger, reported that Minnesota GM Bill Guerin is trying to keep Marc-Andre Fleury in Minnesota. They also confirmed what our Rob Simpson yelled from the rooftops: The Canucks are listening intently to offers for JT Miller and Brock Boeser.
Vancouver Hockey Now: Simpson added the Penguins to the list of Miller suitors on the NHL commercial market. And also the capitals of Washington. Jim Rutherford and Patrik Allvin look ready to stir up the Vancouver Canucks.
Washington Hockey Now: So many questions. What about UFA defender Justin Schultz? Free will of the Washington Capitals.
Florida Hockey Now: surprise! Andrew Brunette was a finalist for the Jack Adams Award. He now he is looking for a job. The Panthers thanked, but no, and hired expert coach Paul Maurice. Florida Panthers News.
Stanley Cup Final, National Hockey Now
Colorado: The Avalanche dominated the third period, hit no fewer than three runners and ultimately won in OT. Another. Once again, and their names will be engraved on Lord Stanley’s prize, forever. So close, the Colorado Avalanche.
Sportsnet: However, controversy. Jon Cooper, Tampa Bay Lightning manager, answered a question in his post-match presser, but spoke passionately for over two minutes. Did Nazem Kadri jump on the ice too soon, allowing him to get behind the Tampa Bay defense?
The answer is yes.
Montreal Hockey Now: There is a growing debate as to whether the best player in the draft is Wright or Slafkovsky. An NHL executive weighed: The Montreal Canadiens should go to Shane Wright.
Boston: It always amazes me how smart people can lose their minds when they want to hear something. Wednesday, a little “what if” became a red-hot commercial rumor of the NHL in Boston. David Pastrnak to the Devils for the choice n. 2? Yes No. Jimmy Murphy went to the sources: “BOGUS!” Boston Bruins commercial talk.
Detroit: Maybe he’s one of the best GMs in hockey. Steve Yzerman is methodical, shrewd and successful. He is moving cautiously with the Red Wings, but he is building more than just a product on ice. He is renovating everything. Detroit Red Wings analysis.