So here we hare a little over a week into June and the Boston Bruins and the Vancouver Canucks are tied in their series for the Cup and Red Wings own Kris Draper is practicing with the football players to show he is serious about playing next season.
So what else is going on in the hockey world?
Toronto Maple Leafs just signed goaltender James Reimer to a three-year contact; so now we can look forward to three more years of this…
Thanks goes out to Bloge Salming and Down Goes Brown for being major contributors in that.
Fellow Flint native Tim Thomas is showing of our area’s we-do-not-mess-around attitude in the Stanley Cup finals (clip from game three):
It is possible that the New York Rangers might be buying out the last year of captain Chris Drury’s contract.
More changes in store for teams in the Eastern Conference and the Washington Capitals might be losing goaltender Semyon Varlamov and goalie coach Artus Irbe this summer. Varlamov has become a bit of a non factor for the Capitals and fellow youngsters Michal Neuvirth and Braden Holtby took the charge this past season (kind of like how Varlamov himself stole Jose Theodore’s thunder – you know what they say about karma).
On to more goalie drama…
Is it becoming easy breezy beautiful in Philadelphia? They have taken steps toward such a fate as they traded for the negotiation rights to Ilya Bryzgalov from the Phoenix Coyotes.
Back to Hockeytown…
Detroit’s own Mickey Redmond will be going into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a winner of the Foster Hewitt Award winner for his over three decades of broadcasting.
The latest from George Malik over at Kukla’s Korners’ The Malik Report: Red Wings overnight report: Uncertainty on parade and quite the weekend at Gibraltar Trade.