Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while ready for the Boston Celtics to start playing playoff basketball.
*The Flyers put on a great video tribute to Ed Snider prior to their playoff game at the Wells Fargo Center, and it illustrated just how closely linked he was to his Broad Street Bullies.
*Ray Ferraro has some pointed words for the NHL Department of Player Safety after a light sentence on the Bellemare hit from behind.
*Living legend Jaromir Jagr is looking to break through offensively in the playoffs, a refrain that should be pretty familiar to people in Boston.
*Paul Bissonnette steps in as a guest columnist for the playoffs, and has some thoughts on Stanley Cup playoff pride.
*The You Can Play Project reaches out to the Chicago Blackhawks after some unfortunate, insensitive comments from Blackhawks agitator Andrew Shaw.
*Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning is confident that Boston College goaltender Thatcher Demko will end up signing with the Canucks.
*For something completely different: boyfriend of the year material after some Chicago dude gets a police horse to kick his girlfriend in the stomach after slapping said horse on its hind quarters after a Cubs game this week.