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Eyes On The Prize

Links: Younger fans lack memories of a Cup-winning squad

In today’s links, Habs fans speak on growing up without the glory days, ex-players reminisce about ‘93, and this season’s unusual Stanley Cup Final. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Memories of Stanley Cups past elude younger Montreal Canadiens fans, who only fondly remember the team’s more recent accomplishments. [Montreal Gazette] Canadiens prospect Cale Fleury and the Regina Pats will be battling for the Memorial Cup. [Cranbrook Daily Townsman] Former members of the Canadiens’ last Cup-winning team take a look back at their incredible run. [Montreal Gazette] During the...

Winging It In Motown

Quick Hits: The 2015 Edition

In Red Wings Land Detroit Red Wings’ 2015 draft class: Evgeny Svechnikov the crown jewel | Freep Another draft look back by Helene. The 2015 Red Wings class is pretty underwhelming (so far). We’ll see what Evgeny Svechnikov can do with a full season in Detroit next year. My expectations aren’t very high. Vili Saarijarvi could play in the NHL one day. Is he going to be a real impact player? At this point, I’d say no. Maybe Joren van Pottelberghe becomes an awesome goalie? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Around the League Stanley Cup Final Preview: Three key matchups to watch | Sportsnet Since we still...

Sportsnet.ca

Vegas fans pack the house for Golden Knights practice ahead of Cup Final

The Golden Knights faithful packed the team’s practice facility on Saturday to watch them tune up before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, proving once again that Vegas’ fans might be the most passionate in the league. The post Vegas fans pack the house for Golden Knights practice ahead of Cup Final appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Pension Plan Puppets

Weekend FTB: How sweep it is for the Toronto Marlies

The little Swede that could carried the Marlies to the Calder Cup Finals The NHL has a rule against other teams making any announcement during the Stanley Cup Finals, so they don’t take attention away from the games. Which means with Game One approaching on May 28th, we can expect the Leafs to probably announce some more new contracts given out to players and Trusted Hockey Men for the front office sometime this weekend. They’ll save their biggest news for about 30 minutes after the Cup Finals are over, of course. But let’s talk about the Toronto Marlies in the meantime. With a...

The Hockey Writers

McPhee vs McPhee for the Stanley Cup

Four wins now separate general manager George McPhee’s current team from George McPhee’s former team from winning the 2018 Stanley Cup. It’s an improbable storyline that’s almost too ridiculous to believe. Monday night, the Vegas Golden Knights will host the Washington Capitals in Game 1 of the best-of-seven Stanley Cup Final. McPhee’s impact on both […] The post McPhee vs McPhee for the Stanley Cup appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Detroit Free Press

Former Detroit Red Wing Tomas Tatar enjoys Vegas' Stanley Cup run

Dealt to Vegas at the trade deadline, Tatar has not played much in the playoffs - but had a key goal in Game 2 of the Western finals vs. Winnipeg.        

Last Word on Hockey

Stanley Cup Final Preview: Vegas Golden Knights vs. Washington Capitals

Between a band of unwanted underdogs and notorious chokers, someone is about to make history. The Vegas Golden Knights and Washington Capitals will each look to bring the Stanley Cup to their franchise for the very first-time. Stanley Cup Final Preview: Vegas Golden Knights vs. Washington Capitals On Monday, when the puck drops, you can count on these two teams to pull out all the stops for a day they weren't sure would ever come. In order to do this matchup justice, it's important to look at these team's pasts (or lack thereof), how they arrived here and what they bring to the ice for the...

Hockey Wilderness

Wilderness Walk: Moving Along

The last few days of no hockey seem to have been long, but Game 1 is Monday. Like yesterday, there is not a lot going on now in the NHL and hockey world, being that the league is in the midst of its brief hiatus between the Conference Finals and the Stanley Cup Final, which starts Monday in Las Vegas. Hopefully the stories below will help you get your hockey fix before Game 1 rolls around. Taking us through today’s Walk is Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, with an appropriate tune for how the hockey world is currently feeling. Wild News Operation renovation: Fenton looks to add...

WTOP

Town changes name to ‘Capitalsville’ for Stanley Cup Final

A resolution renaming the Town of Lovettsville to Capitalsville was passed Thursday after the Capitals won against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night. The post Town changes name to ‘Capitalsville’ for Stanley Cup Final appeared first on WTOP.

Montreal Gazette

1993 Stanley Cup archive: Charest compares his leadership race to Habs'

When the 1993 Stanley Cup race heated up, even the politicians got involved. Jean Charest, running for the Progressive Conservative leadership, said the fact he is a Quebecer should not exclude him from the leadership any more than the Habs should be disqualified because they are from Montreal.

www.bostonherald.com

Ovechkin slays demons on first trip to Stanley Cup Final

ARLINGTON, Va. — Raw emotion came from Alex Ovechkin as he wore an Eastern Conference champions hat for the first time.Oh my God, he said. Its unbelievable. I cant explain my emotions. Im just happy for my boys, for organizations, for fans. Finally.Finally.Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals will play for the Stanley Cup. Its a journey 14 years in the making from Ovechkin being the first overall draft pick to the greatest goal scorer of this generation — and a player who until this year hasnt made it out of the second round of the playoffs through little fault of his own. Yet hes gotten...

Puck Prose

3 reasons the Washington Capitals can beat the Vegas Golden Knights

The Washington Capitals have what it takes to bring down the Vegas Golden Knights For the first time in 20 years, the Washington Capitals are in the Stanley Cup Final. They’ve already taken down the Columbus Blue Jackets, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Tampa Bay Lightning. In order to bring home their first Stanley Cup, the Caps […] 3 reasons the Washington Capitals can beat the Vegas Golden Knights - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL

Montreal Gazette

For a generation of Habs fans, the 1993 Cup win isn’t even a memory

Many young fans have vivid memories of the Canadiens, but have never celebrated a title or enjoyed a Stanley Cup parade on Ste-Catherine St.

The Republican

Who will win the Stanley Cup: Golden Knights or Capitals?

The Vegas Golden Knights and Washington Capitals will face off for hockey's most treasured trophy.

Toronto Star

Time heals wounds 25 years after Gretzky’s high stick on Gilmour goes unpunished

Wayne Gretzky, Doug Gilmour and ref Kerry Fraser revisit the play that marked the beginning of the end of Canadian hockey fans’ dream of a Leafs-Canadiens Stanley Cup final in the spring of 1993.

The Hockey Writers

Capitals Head to Vegas With DC Behind Them

The Washington Capitals were lacing up their skates and preparing for their first practice since advancing to their first Stanley Cup Final in 20 years Wednesday when they felt the locker room begin to sway to the rhythm of “Let’s go Caps” cheers and pure screams and roaring applause. “We can all hear it from […] The post Capitals Head to Vegas With DC Behind Them appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

The Hockey Writers

Sun Setting on Blackhawks’ Toews, Kane, Keith?

The Stanley Cup Final is about to start and free agency is still more than a month away, with the NHL’s annual offseason reshaping of rosters not quite ready to commence in full. Despite that, the numerous predictions about what’s in store for the Chicago Blackhawks in 2018-19 have evoked a sense of certainty. The […] The post Sun Setting on Blackhawks’ Toews, Kane, Keith? appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

The Hockey Writers

Golden Knights Teasing the NHL’s Mediocre

From worst (i.e., non-existence) to first, the Vegas Golden Knights’ meteoric rise is nothing short of incredible. Some NHL fans might be sick of the constant chatter surrounding the Golden Knights’ Cinderella story. Their success rightfully induces feelings of jealousy for some. They are just four games away from winning the Stanley Cup without suffering […] The post Golden Knights Teasing the NHL’s Mediocre appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

WTOP

Defenders as important to Fleury, as he is to Golden Knights

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury has been the foundation for the Vegas Golden Knights’ run to the Stanley Cup Final. Yet while he has a 1.68 goals-against average and .947 save percentage, he’ll be… The post Defenders as important to Fleury, as he is to Golden Knights appeared first on WTOP.

Sportsnet.ca

The Steve Dangle Podcast | Crazy Kyle | May 26, 2018

On this episode of The Steve Dangle Podcast: The Stanley Cup Final is set, Patrik Laine shaved, big Leafs news and more. The post The Steve Dangle Podcast | Crazy Kyle | May 26, 2018 appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

PensBurgh

Catching up with the Metropolitan Division’s early offseason moves

It’s the offseason for 29 teams, but some of the Penguins’ division rivals have already had some interesting things happen. It’s the offseason for (almost) everybody, but while the NHL Entry Draft in June and the free agency bonanza on July 1 are the biggest days of the summer, it’s important to survey the division and note that several teams have already made some major changes. Today we take a peak at what the Penguins’ division rivals have been up to. Washington Capitals The Capitals are currently a little busy with their first Stanley Cup Final in 20 years, but let’s not...

Broad Street Hockey

Saturday Morning Scrambles with Jake Fahringer

Jake attempts to answer your off-season questions to kick off Memorial Day weekend. With the Stanley Cup Final set to begin in the coming days, the off-season is just a few short weeks away. This is the toughest part of the year for fans without a rooting interest, but soon the chapter will end on this season and a new chapter will begin. In this edition of Saturday morning scrambles, I answered your questions about: Hextall’s plans for the off-season The status of Samuel Morin moving forward A little dive into some fancy stats I also got on my soapbox about a certain prospect issue...

Eyes On The Prize

Links: Plekanec wants to come home

Plekanec’s off-season hopes, the Habs’ perennial problems at centre, and previewing the Stanley Cup Final, free agency, and trade season. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Tomas Plekanec says he wants to come home for one more season. [NHL | Montreal Gazette] Catch up with Habs’ prospect Will Bitten. [Canadiens] The Canadiens are always trying to address their problem down the middle. Here are a couple ways they could improve at centre. [The Athletic] Some of the greats of women’s hockey (and of Les Canadiennes) celebrated Caroline Ouellette’s birthday at their hockey camp....

vegashockeyknight.com

Vegas Golden Knights: William Carrier Returns To Practice

The returning grinder provides more depth for the Vegas Golden Knights ahead of the Stanley Cup Final. As the last days of practices tick down, the Vegas Golden Knights are making their closing preparations for their toughest challenge yet.  The Winnipeg Jets are in the rearview mirror, and the Washington Capitals are the last team […] Vegas Golden Knights: William Carrier Returns To Practice - Vegas Hockey Knight - Vegas Hockey Knight - Vegas Golden Nights News, Rumors, & Updates

Oilers vs. Stars, West Conference Quarter finals, Game 7 - April 29, 1997 | NHL Classics

The Edmonton Oilers Todd Marchant blows past the Stars defence in overtime to clinch Game 7 for Edmonton in this 1997 playoff classic. ----------------------------------------------

TBT: Happy Birthday Lanny McDonald

To celebrate Lanny's birthday on the 16th, we take a look back at the legendary forward's career, from his time in Toronto, to a stint with the Rockies, to a Flames record-breaking season and a Stanley Cup win in his final year.

Voices: Favourite calls from the Canucks games

Perhaps the greatest call in Vancouver Canucks history was the Greg Adams game winning goal over the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2OT to propel the Canucks to the Stanley Cup final in 1994.