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Thursday, May 11: A Sharks' offseason roster shakeup?

Thursday, May 11: A Sharks' offseason roster shakeup?

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while enjoying watching Trollhunters on Netflix with my son.

*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Kevin Kurz says that it’s time for the San Jose Sharks to make a big move with their roster.

*With the New York Rangers officially done for the season, it’s fair to ask if Derek Stepan still fits in with this group of Blueshirts players.

*PHT writer James O’Brien has Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz unwilling to comment on the play of Alex Ovechkin after a Game 7 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins where he basically disappeared after the first few minutes of the game. It is way, way past time for a big change with the Capitals after so many lackluster postseason performances.

*On the other hand, Penguins coach Mike Sullivan once again pulled the right strings in getting Pittsburgh back to the Eastern Conference Finals for the second straight season.

*In the other Game 7, the Anaheim Ducks slew their Game 7 demons by taking down the Edmonton Oilers and advancing to the Western Conference Final.

*Interesting names being bandied about for the Florida Panthers head coaching gig, including former Habs head coach Michel Therrien after scoring a couple of interviews for the vacant post.

*Vladimir Putin commented on Donald Trump’s firing of his FBI Director, and he did it decked out in hockey gear, no less.

*For something completely different: My favorite comic book saga if all-time is boiled down to its basics in this video. I’m looking forward to it being done in a live-action movie the proper way after the X-Men: Last Stand debacle years ago.


Morning Skate: Pastrnak stalemate 'could go into training camp'

Morning Skate: Pastrnak stalemate 'could go into training camp'

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while thoroughly enjoying all the pictures and videos of John Martin and his beautiful family enjoying themselves at Steve Buckley’s Olde Time Baseball Game last night.

*In the interest of self-promotion: Here I am discussing the current state of affairs with David Pastrnak and the Bruins, and what it means to Boston’s other younger players if they don’t pay him what he’s due.

*Another thing in the interest of self-promotion: I spoke with Toucher and Rich this a.m. about how David Pastrnak hit the RFA market at exactly the right time for a big payday.

*Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan talks about a visit he paid to Phil Kessel in Toronto over the last couple of weeks.

*So, apparently Tyler Seguin thinks he can create a nickname for himself. Hasn’t anybody ever explained to him that you can’t choose your own nickname?

*The first edition of the 2018 draft rankings are out by the Hockey News, and it looks like a better draft class than this past summer.

*PHT writer James O’Brien has the Tampa Bay Lightning joining a joint effort in Tampa to move Confederate monuments.

*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Greg Wyshynski has another in his “What If…?” series asking what might have happened if Terry Pegula owned the Buffalo Sabres in the 1990’s.

*For something completely different: I can be hit or miss with Tina Fey’s comedy, but I thought her sheet cake-filled take on last weekend’s ugly, tragic events were both on-point and funny.