Another examination of Ovechkin’s playing time, Braden Holtby’s future, expectations placed up hockey players, tentative timetable for start of the Stanley Cup Final, the career of Maple Leafs forward Inge Hammarstrom, and what fans can do to handle the pressure of Game Seven.
BACKHAND SHELF: Daniel Wagner takes a look at how Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin is being used by coach Dale Hunter in this year’s playoffs.
THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Brad Burud asks if Braden Holtby is the Capitals goalie of the future. Given his performance this spring, many Capitals fans believe the future is now.
VINTAGE LEAFS MEMORIES: Michael Langlois suggests “Money, expecations and our macho culture can’t help but lead to issues for many athletes”.
PUCK THE MEDIA: Steve Lepore reports Games 1 and 2 of the Stanley Cup Final have target dates set.
GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier on the career of Maple Leafs forward Inge Hammarstrom, one of the first Swedes to make it to the NHL.
DOWN GOES BROWN: presents: “A fan’s guide to handling the pressure of Game Seven”. I’m guessing kicking your pets isn’t a good way to handle said pressure?