Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while convinced to not fly United Airlines for a while, although I always avoided them for the most part in the past anyway.
*Dean Lombardi and Darryl Sutter were both let go by the Los Angeles Kings in a surprising shake-up after they missed the playoffs this season with a cap-crunched, aging core group.
*Claude Julien drops Alex Galchenyuk to the fourth line just ahead of the playoffs for Montreal. Boy, didn’t see that one coming.
*The Sportsnet hockey analytics experts made their Stanley Cup playoff predictions, so let’s see how they do over the course of the first round with Corsi as their guide.
*PHT writer Joel Alfieri has Arizona Coyotes goalie Mike Smith pretty fired up about his team missing the playoffs this spring.
*John Tavares says the “sooner, the better” for talks with the New York Islanders about new contract for him to stay in Brooklyn.
*PK Subban is prepared for his first playoff run as a member of the Nashville Predators, which should be radically different than his time in Montreal.
*For something completely different: Former Red Sox and Braves outfielder Otis Nixon was missing, but has been found.