Cody Franson hopes Toronto offers him a free agent contract this summer. The question is, though: would Toronto be smart to bring him back? More
A New York Rangers fan has paid tribute to Henrik Lundqvist with some unique hair-art, courtesy of Joe Barber. The Rangers supporter got a picture of ‘King Henrik’ shaved onto the back of his head ahead of Game 5.
In Game 1 of the AHL’s Western Conference final, Grand Rapids Griffins center Louis-Marc Aubry caught Utica Comets defenseman Bobby Sanguinetti with a brutal hit from behind. Aubry was given a minor penalty for boarding.
Tampa Bay Lightning sniper Steven Stamkos will be an unrestricted free agent following next season and his UFA status has the rumor mill buzzing. Stamkos will command big money and it could hurt the Lightning's depth down the line. Meanwhile, Mike Babcock's hiring in Toronto could change the direction the Maple Leafs go this off-season, meaning both Phil Kessel and Dion Phaneuf could be back for 2015-16.
Detroit Red Wings netminder Petr Mrazek had a breakout season and a great playoff that ended at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning. So great, in fact, that KHL team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl used their first-round pick in the draft to select Mrazek seventh overall.
The Generals are now 2-0 at the Memorial Cup after beating the host Remparts in overtime. Draft-eligible defenseman Stephen Desrocher unleashed the winner and was clearly excited in his post-game interview on TV.
The New Jersey Devils already brought in former Pittsburgh Penguins GM Ray Shero, but they could be after another former Penguin in bench boss Dan Bylsma. Though it hasn't been confirmed by Pittsburgh, it has been reported the Devils have been given permission to speak with Bylsma regarding their vacant coaching position.
The New York Rangers scored 10 goals in their previous two games heading into Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final Sunday. But the Blueshirts reverted to their offensively-inept ways against Tampa Bay and were shut out 2-0 as the Lightning took a 3-2 series lead.
Through the first two rounds of the NHL playoffs this year, Lightning star Steven Stamkos scored just three goals. But in tipping an Ondrej Palat shot past Henrik Lundqvist Sunday in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Rangers, Stamkos extended his scoring streak to four straight games.
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