Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while watching Team USA face off against Team Canada in the semifinals of the IIHF World Championships:
*A classy, admirable move here by Wayne Simmonds to come to the aid of a youngster who was bullied at hockey tryouts because of his skin color.
*Don Cherry weighing on political matters on Twitter involving PM Justin Trudeau, and the media piling on him for his recent behavior.
*Pavel Datsyuk’s agent refutes the report that he’s already signed a deal to go back to Russia, and the KHL. PHT writer and FOH (Friend of Haggs) Mike Halford has the report.
*Gary Lawless wonders if the NFL could push the NHL out of Las Vegas as they’re circling for an expansion franchise in Sin City.
*Another feature on the colorful Brent Burns and the impact he’s making on the playoffs for the San Jose Sharks.
*Speaking of the Sharks, Martin Jones continues to be the goaltender that has finally answered the problem San Jose had between the pipes. It’s no coincidence that happened right before their deep run in the playoffs.
*For something completely different: I still don’t completely understand what’s going on with this woman wearing the Chewbacca mask, but it’s been virally raging on the Internet for days now. And it involves Star Wars, so I’m good for a link.