Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while wondering who Mr. Met might flip off today.
*The media that covers the Predators on a regular basis is clamoring for lineup changes after falling 0-2 in the Stanley Cup Final against Pittsburgh, but it’s not the changes that you think.
*Speaking of the Penguins, the legend of Jake Guentzel continues to grow as he keeps scoring goals for Pittsburgh and has vaulted himself into the Conn Smythe discussion with his productive play.
*On the other side of things, PK Subban has vowed that Nashville is going to win Game 3 at home after dropping both of the games in Pittsburgh to kick off the Stanley Cup Final.
*PHT writer and FOH (Friend of Haggs) Jason Brough has some thoughts from Pekka Rinne after the Nashville goalie blew up, and was yanked from Game 2.
*While the en vogue theory has the Washington Capitals trading Alex Ovechkin this summer, there really aren’t that many teams that could make it work financially.
*If there is one team every Bruins fan should be watching closely this summer, it’s the Anaheim Ducks and the ridiculous surplus of defensemen they have on their roster. With youngsters Shea Theodore, Brandon Montour and Josh Manson all pushing through to the NHL, that leaves the Ducks with proven NHL products Cam Fowler, Sami Vatanen, Hampus Lindholm and Kevin Bieksa, who they’d probably like to move on from. Chances are they’re not going to find a taker for Bieksa, and this summer might be the time when Anaheim has to pry free one of their coveted young D-men in exchange for a young impact forward of some kind. It remains to be seen if Ryan Spooner, or a younger guy like Jake DeBrusk, could get Anaheim interested in making a move. It also doesn’t seem likely that the left-shooting Fowler – the guy the B’s would really be interested in – will be the one that ultimately gets moved after a phenomenal year in Anaheim. Somebody should be on the move at some point from the Ducks, however, and the Bruins should be ready to make their best deal possible when/if that time comes.
*For something completely different: As teased up above, Mr. Met is being reprimanded for flipping off the fans and getting caught on video.