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Well sure, it's easy for YOU to block shots...
Well sure, it's easy for YOU to block shots...

It seems like the running theme of these 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs has been the blocked shot - are there too many of them in today's game, and what, if anything can be done about it?

New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur had something to say on the topic, and it's got tongues a-wagging in response...

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Nashville Predators News

Preds in review: Pekka Rinne - Predators Insider
Josh starts what is presumably a series of player profiles... ours will launch here in the next day or two.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Brodeur under fire for shoot to hurt comments - The Globe and Mail
Here's your manufactured controversy of the day, in which Devils goalie Martin Brodeur says that maybe the Rangers need to pay a price for all those blocks.

NHL seeks to terminate CBA this fall - The Globe and Mail
It's official, we'll need a new CBA before the next season begins.

What the Devils Can Learn from the Senators & Capitals About Beating Henrik Lundqvist - In Lou We Trust
John plays Video Coach for New Jersey.

Penguins GM Ray Shero wants Jordan Staal in Pittsburgh, not on trade block | Puck Daddy
Well, so much for that Nick Spaling-for-Jordan Staal deal I've been fantasizing about.

No injuries? There’s always Kesler. | Backhand Shelf
Good info here on what's involved with fixing a torn labrum, which is what Nick Spaling had last summer.

Military Veterans: What's Your Favorite Sports Memory From Deployment? -
Attention, vets! SB Nation wants your input for a Memorial Day tribute...

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins flashed first-overall talent in seizing NHL job at 18 | Edmonton Journal
It's always impressive to see a teenager step right in and earn a regular spot in an NHL lineup.

Report Card: Aaron Johnson | BlueJackets Xtra
The former Pred did yeoman's work for Columbus this season.

The 10 best Sports Illustrated Stanley Cup Playoff covers | Puck Daddy
What's the over/under on the year when a Nashville Predator makes the SI cover? | Issue 2: Hartikainen’s Progress
Might the Oilers sign a winger like Jordin Tootoo rather than give Teemu Hartikainen a chance?

And lastly, check out the proposed design of the new arena in Edmonton, as found at the Edmonton Journal: