The playoffs are finally here! Several series start tonight, including Chicago vs. Minnesota, Anaheim vs. Detroit, and St. Louis vs. Los Angeles. Check in with us all week for series previews and predictions, which will be perfect in every way. We're just that good.
Smashville 24/7 - History of 4th overall pick
What's more important is who's there at four this year.
Given ample opportunities, Smith and Kostitsyn could not produce - Nashville Nashville Predators | Examiner.com
I think Sergei set a record for passes though, which given the shortened season, is pretty impressive.
Nashville Predators' Pekka Rinne will use offseason to heal from injury | The Tennessean
He's having an MRI today. I hope the team is getting some kind of bulk rate on these.
Nashville Predators Restricted Free Agent Re-Signing Odds | Predlines
Beyond Josi and Hornqvist, keeping Butler and Bartley is pretty important. Everyone else, meh.
The Sound & The Fury: The 2013 NHL Draft Lottery Unedited | III Communication
The DEFINITIVE draft lottery running diary.
Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey
'Hot' NHL teams don't always win in playoffs | Hockey | CBC Sports
You don't want to be "hot" going into the playoffs. But you don't want to be cold, either. What you really want is to be lukewarm going into the playoffs. The numbers don't lie.
Avalanche win NHL Draft Lottery, hold first overall pick-TSN
Seth Jones, welcome to Denver.
Which NHL player sold the most jerseys in 2013? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
The East Coast is HEAVILY represented here.
Wayne Gretzky talks NHL playoffs-CBC Sports
I know it's unpopular to say, but Wayne Gretzky is my favorite player of all time.
Why Don Cherry still matters, and why that's a problem - SBNation.com
You could always change the channel.
Hockey Futures Betting - NHL & Stanley Cup Odds-Bovada
If gambling were legal, I'd love San Jose, Washington, and Anaheim. For informational purposes only.
Hockey Fights of the Week: 4/22 - 4/28 | Puck Drunk Love
Probably won't be too many of these going forward, but the UFC is year-round. So at least you'll have that.
Larry Brooks: Buffalo Sabres show unmitigated chutzpah in blaming NHL collective bargaining agreement for raised ticket prices - NYPOST.com
"We have to raise ticket prices to make the league think we're at least TRYING to compete so we can keep getting revenue sharing dollars". That's the basic translation.