- Arthur Staple examines the jobs the Islanders coaches and Garth Snow did this season in terms of both production and personal relations. [Newsday]
- Our player evaluations continue with everyone's favorite chest hair puller, Eric Boulton. [LHH]
- At the World Championships, Thomas Greiss gets to go home while Brock Nelson gets to play those dreaded Canucks. [LHH]
- The Point Blank Podcast wraps up the season.
- MSG runs down some of Howie Rose's Greatest Hits. And Brian from IPB has a few candidates in mind to replace Howie behind the mic.
- Bill Torrey (and the bunch of people who aren't Bill Torrey) will receive a special honor from St. Lawrence University at their commencement this Sunday. [NorthCountryNow]
- The Sharks smothered the Blues again for their second straight shutout win and a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference Final. [Fear the Fin]
- Jim Rutherford made some bold moves that have worked out for the Penguins. [TSN.ca]
- In case you forgot, David Backes is a UFA at the end of this season. The Blues have a lot of things to think about. [TSN.ca]
- It seems Kyle Quincey and Brad Richards will never again wear the winged wheel. [Hockey News]
- Hockey Prospectus lists their top 60 draftable kids.
- Some playoff teams are more cost-effective than others. [Original Six Analytics]
- Standing between the NHL and Olympic participation are issues of who will insure the players. Don't they know that 15 minutes could save them 15% with Geico? [NY Times]
- Hey, they're just like us: Penguins radio guy Phil Bourque thinks Mike Milbury and Jeremy Roenick are idiots, too. [Puck Daddy]
- Meanwhile, Greg Wyshynski lays a burn so sick on Caps owner Ted Leonsis that the Wizards, Bullets and Generals felt it, too. [Deadspin]
- Battle of California gets (very) down and (extremely) dirty on playoff beards.
- A very cool and interesting long read about the New York Americans and the dogged Red Dutton, who believed in them when no one else did. [SI.com]