I am going on a temporary hiatus as I start the long and tiring process of moving. I hope to be back and blogging by Monday or Tuesday of next week. And by blogging I mean trying get my fingers to hit the right keys because they will likely be bloody and sore from a weekend of assembling Ikea furniture.
I leave you with some hockey gossip for the rest of the week.
In 1992-93, his final season as a player with the Winnipeg Jets, Ducks coach Randy Carlyle had a rookie teammate he didn't care for: his current No. 1 right wing. "He wasn't my best friend," Carlyle said of Teemu Selanne, who scored 76 goals that season. Carlyle didn't think Selanne practiced hard enough, and he wasn't afraid to let the Finnish Flash know.
After the 3-2 loss in Game 1, Ottawa coach Bryan Murray talked to Scotty Bowman, his former boss in Detroit. Part of their conversation was whether the Senators should break up their No. 1 line, as the Wings did at times with Tomas Holmstrom-Pavel Datsyuk- Henrik Zetterberg, to avoid Anaheim's checkers.
Bryan Murray was seeing red yesterday. The Senators coach doesn't want to instruct his players to do anything stupid, but Murray indicated if the Ducks are going to get away with hooking, holding and obstruction, he's going to tell Ottawa players to try to do the same. With Game 2 tonight and the Senators trailing 1-0 in the Stanley Cup final, Murray has decided that what is good for the goose is good for the gander, so the Ducks can expect Ottawa players to change their game.
The Rangers made a counter-offer to keep assistant Don Maloney, who has intimate knowledge of the team's minor league and junior prospects, but it is believed he used that offer as leverage to negotiate a four- or five-year general manager contract from the Coyotes.