Comparing the Stanley Cup Finalists, Ducks could file tampering charges, and concern the Rangers shot-blocking could hamper growth of their young players.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur prepares to compete for the Stanley Cup at age 40.
LOS ANGELES TIMES: Kings star Anze Kopitar is helping make hockey more popular in his native Slovenia.
ESPN.COM: Ten interesting facts regarding the 2012 Stanley Cup Final.
NBC SPORTS PRO HOCKEY TALK: James O’Brien (citing a comment made by Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune.com) reports the Anaheim Ducks might file tampering charges against an NHL team for negotiating with prospect defenseman Justin Schultz before his eligibility for UFA status. Russo also guessed Schultz might join the Toronto Maple Leafs.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: So far, no one else has picked up this story about potential tampering charges regarding Schultz. Russo also didn’t specify which team might be the “guilty” party, so don’t assume it’s the Maple Leafs.
NEW YORK POST: Larry Brooks worries the commitment to shot-blocking espoused by Rangers coach John Tortorella could hamper the development of young players like promising winger Chris Kreider.