As bar tabs go, it's a champion.
Just like the guys who rang it up.
The Bruins spent Saturday night at Foxwoods and ran up a bill of -- sit down now -- 156,679.74. It was skewed a bit by the 100,000 bottle of champagne but, hey, how often do you win the Stanley Cup?
Everyone was a winner on this night, considering they also left a 25,000 tip.
With the Penguins and the Sharks in the Stanley Cup Finals, are you rooting for Phil Kessel or Joe Thornton?
Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while wondering how much of a dark cloud Slava Voynov’s presence is going to bring to the World Cup of Hockey.
*PHT’s Joey Alfieri tracks the ups and downs of Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne, who had a frustrating season.
*Jonathan Drouin says that he “definitely wants to be” part of the Tampa Bay Lightning after a very rocky year with a happy ending for all.
*Speaking of the World Cup of Hockey, Taylor Hall was one of a number of deserving Canadian players – including P.K. Subban -- left off the roster.
*The San Jose Sharks have come a long way from their inaugural season in the league.
*Ottawa Senators senior advisor Bryan Murray is still getting used to a new role after a change in the Sens front office structure.
*Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford has plenty of reasons to be proud after a very good year running hockey ops for the Penguins.
*For something completely different: this January Rolling Stone magazine piece on Stevie Nicks was an excellent retrospective.