At long last, we've come to the end of the 2008-9 NHL season this evening, with Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Final. If you can't find enough info about the game tonight perhaps you need Internet 101, so instead of rehashing the keys to victory let's take a look at some other fun stuff, including two Preds on a tour bus, one prospect for the Olympics and an assessment on how a team in Hamilton might affect NHL revenue sharing...
Country star Dierks Bentley waited out the storms last night in Nashville while at the CMA Music Fest, and who hung out with him on his tour bus? Vern Fiddler and Jason Arnott...
John Glennon checks in with some of the Preds about Game 7 experiences, including Jason Arnott and Greg de Vries playing against each other in the 2001 Stanley Cup Final.
SB Nation's New Jersey Devils blog casts a covetous eye at Steve Sullivan. Oddly enough, he looks at Sully as a center for the Devils, which I just can't see at this point, as he's played wing for quite a while lately, and can better focus on his offensive game playing the wing.
Jim Diamond catches up with ex-NHL defenseman Uwe Krupp, who is in town for a hockey clinic, to discuss the Olympic prospects of Alexander Sulzer with the German squad. While Ryan Suter is expected to play for Team USA and Shea Weber has a shot with Team Canada, Sulzer will also likely be in Vancouver this winter, as should Pekka Rinne for Finland and Martin Erat for the Czech Republic.
The NHL's leading goal scorer is now the cover guy for next year's installment of the NHL 2K series.
SB Nation's Toronto Maple Leafs blog is putting together a mock draft board. Head on over and read up on Jared Cowen, a top-flight defensive prospect who is coming off major knee surgery.
There's been an awful lot of speculation when it comes to a potential Coyotes-to-Hamilton relocation, and one of the things we've heard talked about is the fact the salary cap would, as a result of moving the lowest revenue team into Southern Ontario, jump considerably.