Two days. Just two days. Make it through the weekend and your patience will be rewarded with Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues. The wait has been so long Boston had to resort to playing an intrasquad scrimmage just to keep their daily routines intact. This should never happen in a pro sport … but that’s a conversation for another time.
You came here for some hockey news and some hockey news you will get.
The Senators announced that D.J. Smith would join Ottawa as their new head coach. Smith signed a three-year deal with Ottawa after serving as an assistant coach with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Read more on The Hockey News.
While fans in Boston and St. Louis have their eyes set to Monday night, fans in Canada, Russia, Finland, and the Czech Rebulic with have their attention on Saturday’s World Championship Semifinal games. Adam Kimelman has a full preview of the semifinal on NHL.com.
Get some Fluff (people from New England will get it) on BHN as they report on the 11 new food items fans can get at the TD Garden during the Stanley Cup Final.
Ok, to balance that out, please read BHN’s staff predictions for the Stanley Cup Final.
Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch notes that Vince Dunn wasn’t on the ice as the Blues resumed their practice for the Cup Final. Read more news about the Blues Friday practice at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Where do Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron stand among Boston’s all-time greats? Mike Cole takes a look over on NESN.com.
Last season Jake DeBrusk was a playoff force, this season, not so much. DeBrusk says he has a lot more to give this Bruins team in the Stanley Cup Final. Joe Haggerty has more on DeBrusk on NBC Sports.
An arbitrator ruled Slava Voynov can return 41 games into next season. Voynov was convicted of misdemeanor domestic abuse. Kevin Skiver has more on CBS.
Michael Lloyd of Jewels From The Crown thinks the Los Angeles Kings should draft Mortiz Seider with the 33rd pick of the NHL Entry Draft as they believe he could be the next Zach Werenski or Seth Jones.