More reaction to the Bernier trade, 20 years of awkward Stanley Cup presentations by Commissioner Bettman, the pros and cons of trading Andrej Meszaros, Absurd Goalie Monday and more.

MAPLE LEAFS HOT STOVE/HOPE IN THE BIG SMOKE: Ongoing reaction from Leafs Nation over the Leafs acquisition of Jonathan Bernier and what it means for James Reimer.

Get ready for another awkward Stanley Cup presentation ceremony.

Get ready for another awkward Stanley Cup presentation ceremony.

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe looks back on 20 years of awkward Stanley Cup presentations by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll squirm awkwardly and yell, “Get ON with it!” at Bettman.

HOCKEYBUZZ: Bill Meltzer examines the pros and cons of trading Andrej Meszaros, whose name hasn’t come up in trade rumors of late, but hey! If the Flyers were reportedly willing to offer up Braydon Coborn as part of their failed attempt to land Jonathan Bernier, why not Meszaros?

THE CHECKING LINE/EYE ON ISLES: Rob McGowan and Andy Graziano look at Islanders GM Garth Snow’s potential free agent targets.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Walter McLaughlin looks at Seattle as as potential “Plan B” for the Phoenix Coyotes if forced to relocate.

ARCTIC ICE HOCKEY: Derek Gagnon suggests the NHL’s upcoming new rule banning players from removing their helmets during a fight is just the latest measure to eliminate fighting from the game.

THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz looks back at the career of former Bruins goalie Jim Pettie in “Absurd Goalie Monday”.

 

 

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