Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while the Boston Red Sox continue to punish any and all pitching that they face this season.
*The Sharks are starting to feel the heat in the Western Conference Finals. Want proof? Sharks coach Pete DeBoer is taking jabs at St. Louis head coach Ken Hitchcock.
*The Pittsburgh Penguins rookies hesitate to pick their heads up and look around while the team is in the heat of a playoff run.
*Is Rick Nash on his way out with the New York Rangers? PHT writer Joey Alfieri has all of the details after a tough season for all involved in Gotham.
*Steve Simmons says Phil Kessel didn’t fit into the new rebuild template for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Sadly there is no interview with any Toronto hot dog vendors included here.
*Bruce Garrioch goes deep for a piece on new Ottawa Senators GM Pierre Dorion, who is following in the footsteps of his late father.
*In the interest of shameless plugs: here is the latest Great American Hockey Show podcast with Jimmy Murphy and yours truly talking to Dorchester native and newly named Florida Panthers assistant GM Eric Joyce, and revisiting the Jumbo Joe Thornton piece that essentially ushered his exit from Boston with the author, Kevin Paul Dupont.
*For something completely different: Speaking of FOH (Friend of Haggs) Dupont, here’s an excellent piece from him on CSN anchor Trenni Kusnierek.
Joe Haggerty can be followed on Twitter @HacksWithHaggs.