Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while enjoying this new Star Wars trailer.
*A good look by SI’s Alex Prewitt into the hockey coaching past of Mike Babcock during his Canadian University days.
*PHT writer and FOH (Friend of Haggs) Mike Halford has the Rangers extending old friend Steve Kampfer for a couple more years.
*Apparently there isn’t much discussion of the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals playoff series going on in the White House. I’m pretty okay with that given some of the stuff that’s going on around the world.
*Mark Divver has some thoughts on a couple of local hockey stories, including the sad loss of former Providence Bruins player David Gove.
*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Bob Stauffer sits down with the Great One, Wayne Gretzky, to talk about the Oilers bouncing back in Game 2.
*I missed linking to this a couple of days ago, but it’s worth reading Patrice Bergeron’s piece on the Players Tribune about getting back into the playoffs.
*Toronto hometown kid Connor Brown has been the Maple Leafs’ unlikely hero as they push into the playoffs.
*New York Rangers GM Jeff Gorton wants the focus for the Blueshirts to be on the playoff games, and not on the future.
*For something completely different: For some reason, Nintendo is discontinuing the mini-NES Classic that’s in super demand right now.