Bruins coach faces some important decisions…Ken Hitchcock’s goalie dilemma…Defending Braden Holtby…A comment on the NHL points system…The Avalanche continue to be “anti-blogger”…An interview with Patrick Burke…”The Hunger Games”, NHL style, circa-1940s…Spreading the blame for the Leafs woes…A look back at the notable happenings during the Leafs last playoff season.
THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Mike Miccoli on some of the important decisions facing Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien; specifically, which players to rest over the final regular season games.
ST. LOUIS GAME TIME: Brad Lee on the dilemma facing Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock: does he start the playoffs with Jaroslav Halak in goal, or Brian Elliott? That’s a problem every NHL coach would love to have.
ON FROZEN BLOG: Elizabeth Meinecke defends Capitals goalie Braden Holtby following Washington’s 5-1 loss to the Buffalo Sabres.
CANUCKS CORNER: Tom Benjamin is no fan of the current NHL points system.
MILE HIGH HOCKEY: David Driscoll-Carignan on the Colorado Avalanche’s puzzling “anti-blogger” policy. Someone should inform the Avs front office that bloggers are hockey fans, whose enthusiastic coverage of their team help attract more fans to the product. Might not be a bad idea to allow a couple of ’em into the press box now and again. Just sayin’…
RAW CHARGE: Clark J. Brooks interviews Flyers scout Patrick Burke, who along with his father, Leafs GM Brian Burke, head up the “You Can Play” project.
GREATEST HOCKEY LEGEND: Joe Pelletier on the “hunger games” of Maple Leafs legend Turk Broda.
MAPLE LEAFS HOT STOVE: Matt Bracken on how there’s plenty of blame to go around for the Maple Leafs.
BACKHAND SHELF: Chris Lund points out all the things that happened during the Leafs final playoff season. Has it really been eight years since “Friends” signed off? I must drink a celebratory scotch to commemorate the occasion. Gawd, I hated that show…