Blackhawks starting to resemble the Penguins – and that’s not a compliment

By Matt Larkin

The Chicago Blackhawks appear to be winding down and will lose many key pieces in the off-season. Are they about to become a top-heavy also ran like Pittsburgh? More

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    Forget the Nash trade, Brassard the Rangers’ real steal from Columbus

    Derick Brassard’s hat trick in Game 6 couldn’t have come at a more opportune time, and it could have been seen coming. Brassard’s growth since coming to New York from the Columbus Blue Jackets is incredibly promising, as he could be turning into the next Rangers star.

  • Kessel-Phaneuf (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

    Rumor Roundup: Babcock’s hiring could impact future for Kessel, Phaneuf, Franson

    The hiring of coach Mike Babcock by the Toronto Maple Leafs could mean that both Phil Kessel and Dion Phaneuf will remain with the club next season, while the team may also look at bringing defenseman Cody Franson back into the fold. Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh Penguins are looking to land a first-round pick before the draft.

  • Chris Hansen at Seattle Arena Announcement (Mayor Mike McGinn/Wikimedia Commons)

    Seattle arena investor has yet to be approached with proposal for NHL team

    Seattle arena investor Chris Hansen said Tuesday that he hasn’t been approached with a single formal offer or proposal regarding an NHL team in the city. Hansen and the city of Seattle came to a deal saying the arena needed an NBA team to get the green light, but Seattle’s mayor said an NHL team would make him reconsider.

  • Trevor van Riemsdyk (Bill Smith/Getty Images)

    Blackhawks could insert Trevor van Riemsdyk into lineup for Game 6

    Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk could be in the lineup for Game 6 of the Western Conference final. Coach Joel Quenneville said van Riemsdyk skated Monday and Tuesday in the Windy City and Quenneville wouldn’t rule out dressing the rookie blueline.

  • Dave Hakstol (Scott A. Schneider/Getty Images)

    Flyers coach Hakstol owes University of North Dakota $100,000 for taking NHL gig

    New Philadelphia Flyers coach Dave Hakstol owes the University of North Dakota $100,000 after signing an NHL coaching contract in the middle of his deal with the NCAA club. Hakstol is one of only four coaches to ever make the jump directly from the NCAA to NHL, but North Dakota prepared for that with a clause in his 2012 contract.

  • Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop surrenders a goal to Derick Brassard of the New York Rangers in the third period of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final Tuesday. (Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

    Rangers drop five on Bishop for third time in four games, force Game 7

    The Rangers have come back multiple times from 3-1 playoff series deficits in recent years – and after Tuesday's 7-3 romp over Tampa Bay, they've forced a Game 7. If the Lightning don't rediscover their defensive touch, they'll likely suffer an embarrassing series exit at the hands of New York on Friday.

  • Rangers players celebrate J.T. Miller's goal against the Lightning's Ben Bishop in the third period of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final Tuesday. (Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

    Blueshirts’ Miller scores huge goal after miraculous save by Bishop

    Ben Bishop was looking to redeem himself for two sub-par games with a strong Game 6 Tuesday against the Rangers, but the Lightning goalie surrendered five goals on 26 shots – and even when he made an unreal save – as he did on Derick Brassard in the third period – the Blueshirts quickly scored.

  • Henrik Lundqvist (Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

    Rangers’ Lundqvist robs Stamkos with stupendous pad save

    Facing elimination in Tuesday's Game 6 of their Eastern Conference Final series against Tampa Bay, the Rangers needed a big game out of star goalie Henrik Lundqvist. And he started out well, making a stunning stop on Lightning star Steven Stamkos to preserve the Blueshirts' lead.

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