NHL Bits: Bile for Bylsma; Game 7s are for everyone

"Next you'll tell me you've given me Doug Murray." - Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sport

Dan Bylsma was once an Islanders assistant coach, then he became a genius, and now he's not.

The hockey, it just continues and continues.

This Sports Business Daily podcast has a very small bit from Chris Botta about the Islanders sale maybe getting closer. [SBD]

NHL Playoffs
  • About last night: The Canadiens won Game 7 in Boston, setting up a Montreal-Smurfs Eastern Conference final. The Kings won at home, forcing Game 7 in Anaheim.
  • This may shock you, but it turns out Milan Lucic is both a sore loser and a purebred douchebag. Who knew?! (Aside: Can anyone tell me why Dale Weise's name is pronounced like its "Wiese"? This is bothering me.)
  • Predictably, Boston media acts all "oh he's just furious at losing." (Seriously though: Lucic is a tool, and is starting to approach D*le H*nt*r levels of sore loserdom. Don't give me the "he just wants to win that bad" speech. He's taken one of the few traditions the NHL rightly holds dear and pissed all over it because he can't handle losing his toy. He's an emotional three-year-old, a mental four-year-old, and a wee bit Cro-Magnon to boot.)
  • P.K. Subban, meanwhile, is more into loving than into threatening-an-opponent's-life.
  • Patrick Kane was mic'd for the series clincher. Not terribly tool-ish. [SB Nation]
  • Jeremy Roenick, expression-in-chief. [SB Nation]
  • Jarome Iginla is sad. [NHL]
  • Everyone hates Dan Bylsma now. [TSN | Pensblog] Well, maybe not. [SBN | Wa. Post]
Elsewhere
  • The Sharks are cool with their McClellan and Wilson duo though. [TSN]
  • At the Worlds, the U.S. plays Latvia this morning.
  • When we evaluate scouting, shouldn't we be narrowly thinking of whether good prospects were identified (and separating out their development)? [Oilersrig]
  • This was featured here yesterday: Twilight of an enforcer. [SB Nation]
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