Here’s some links and news for your holiday Monday. The Stanley Cup Final begins tonight, so our hockey drought has ended (for the time being). It’s almost time to speculate about trades and contracts, but there’s still at least four more NHL games to be played before Lord Stanley’s Cup is won.
Poile 'couldn't be happier' to see Trotz in Cup Final with Capitals
David Poile, gentleman GM.
Off-Season Game Plan: St. Louis Blues - Article - TSN
A healthy Vladimir Tarasenko will be key for the Blues next season. Will they take a run at John Tavares? I expect St. Louis to come back with a bit of salt after being defeated by Colorado and missing the playoffs.
Report: Leafs' Babcock helping at Humboldt Broncos free agent camp - Article - TSN
It's excellent to see the Humboldt Broncos getting back into the swing of things with all sorts of NHL support.
Golden Knights favoured in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final - Sportsnet.ca
Tonight's game is going to be awesome. I am not partial to either team, and that makes for good hockey.
Gabriel Bourque signs one year extension with the Colorado Avalanche - Mile High Hockey
Mile High Hockey takes a look at the new contract of former Predator Gabriel Bourque.
Oilers Hire Assistant Coaches Glen Gulutzan, Trent Yawney and Manny Viveiros - The Copper & Blue
Our other SB Nation friends at Copper N Blue take a look at the new assistant coaches for the Edmonton Oilers.
Breaking down the best candidates for the 2018 Conn Smythe - Knights On Ice
Our SB Nation pals at Knights On Ice take a look at Conn Smythe candidates. Hint: it’s gonna be Marc-Andre Fleury if Vegas wins. Easily.
Golden Knights leaning on Fleury, Neal heading into Stanley Cup Final
Mmmm, James Neal and his ginger beard. Marc-Andre Fleury has been spectacular so far...can he keep up his amazing play?
Golden Knights form bond with first responders on way to Cup Final
Here's an awesome story about the Golden Knights and the first responders in Vegas.
Have a great week, folks.