Here is all you need to know about this exercise in tedium between the Montreal Canadiens and the Philadelphia Flyers:
Through the first four games, the most compelling narrative by far has been the saga of Pat Hickey’s Honda Accord, vandalized in Philadelphia even as it nears the 600,000-kilometre mark – presumably by one of those orange-shirted orangutans you see banging on the glass at the Wachovia Centre.
As reported on the official Avangard Omsk’s web site, Roman Cervenka signed a two years deal with the KHL team and thus won’t sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL.
For those of you scoring at home, the Sharks’ exhilarating yet ultimately frustrating 2010 playoff adventure lasted for 15 games and 40 days. Including overtimes.
But put on your face shield and mouth guard. Because the next 36 days could be even more emotional and brutal in their own special way.
Nyet, as in no and not yet.
That’s Ilya Kovalchuk’s stance on the push to entice him to play for St. Petersburg in the Russian KHL next season.
The 2010 Entry Draft is shaping up to be one of the deepest selection pools of recent memory. With so little separating the number of talented youngsters that will be available when the teams convene in Los Angeles for the June 25-26 selection process, the NHL Scouting Combine taken on a greater level of import.