He'll be back.
The 2011-2012 NHL regular season is finally completely, and despite a lot of drama along the way, the Vancouver Canucks finished atop the league standings, the first repeat winner since Dallas in 1998 and 1999. That's not all the good news up in B.C., however, as it sounds like Daniel Sedin will be ready for the start of the playoffs...
All that and much much more after the jump!
Nashville Predators News
The Perfect Season Ender: A 6-Pack on the Mountain - Predlines
Caroline goes all CSI on all of last night's goals.
Nashville Predators' misfit line makes name for itself | The Tennessean
Yesterday was a big opportunity for Colin Wilson, Craig Smith, and Matt Halischuk.
Ads stampede to third straight win | Admirals Roundtable
The Admirals still have hope for the playoffs.
Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey
Canucks: Daniel Sedin expected to start the playoffs | The Province
The Wonder Twins should be in place right from the start of Vancouver's first game.
Steven Stamkos scores 60th goal of the season! (VIDEO) | Hockey Gear HQ
Watch as Steven Stamkos becomes the first NHL player to score 60 goals since Alex Ovechkin in 2008, and only the 20th player in league history.
Rick Nash on final game with Columbus: ‘It hasn’t really crossed my mind too much’ | Puck Daddy
This goes right into the Top Ten Most Disingenuous Quotes of the season.
The honeymoon in Winnipeg is over; will things be different next year? | Puck Daddy
Nah, as long as they're at least moderately competitive, folks will still be giddy in Winnipeg.
Driving Play: How Much Do the Kings Miss Jack Johnson?
Backing up the argument that the best thing about the Jeff Carter/Jack Johnson trade for Los Angeles was simply getting rid of the defenseman.
Five Ways to Fix the Slumping Blues - St. Louis Game Time
Blues fans are fretting over the way the team has played heading into the playoffs. History tells us that this doesn't really matter.
Cringe away at this skate-to-helmet close call from KHL (VIDEO) | Puck Daddy
Like Greg says, you hope this was purely accidental, but it looks really strange.
Boston College wins 2012 NCAA Hockey Championship | Hockey Gear HQ
Boston College won the 2012 NCAA hockey championship tonight by defeating Ferris State 4-1 to capture their fifth title in school history, and third in the last five seasons.
Predators at Avalanche Recap: Predators Maul Avs 6-1 To Close Out 2011-12 Season - Mile High Hockey
That could not have been a fun experience last night for Avs fans.
Oilers At Canucks Recap ; Of Presidents And Kings (3-0W) - Nucks Misconduct
Vancouver locked up their second consecutive Presidents Trophy.
Blues Win, Watch The Late Games, Find Out First Round Opponent - St. Louis Game Time
This will set a few minds at east in St. Louis.
Blue Jackets Game 82 Recap: Out With a Massive Beat-Down - The Cannon
Well, Columbus fans at least finished off the season with a blowout win.
Coyotes Win Franchise's First Division Title with 4-1 Win Over Wild - Five For Howling
Congrats to the Coyotes, who will meet the Blackhawks in the first round.
We've Still Got A Long Way To Go: Blackhawks 2 - Scum 2 (Hawks Win Quarters) - Second City Hockey
The Blackhawks' shootout win is what wrapped up the 4-5-6 seeding in the West.
Sharks clinch 7th seed with 3-2 OT win, will face Blues in first round - Fear The Fin
The Sharks beat the Kings again, taking both ends of a home-and-home to finish the season.
Panthers' Excellent Win Caps Off Division Champion Season - Litter Box Cats
Yes, they're a lousy team, but congrats to them for winning their division anyway.
Bruins 4, Sabres 3: Bergeron Shines As Boston Closes Regular Season Strong - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Tyler Seguin scored twice for the Bruins, giving him the team lead with 29.