Morning Skate: Monday, April 9


Morning Skate: Monday, April 9

Stanley Cup playoff fever grips NHL fans all over the world as the first round of the playoffs is ready to take off.

Glen Gulutzan and Joe Nieuwendyk will both return next season for the Dallas Stars after the team failed to make the playoffs, according to their new owner.

FOH (Friend of Haggs) Jesse Spector has his NHL Awards picks and Patrice Bergeron fans are going to be happy.

Rogers SportsNet rink side reporter Ian Mendes has some interesting facts, stats and storylines from the first round matchup between the Rangers and Senators.

Daniel Sedin will be back for the Vancouver Canucks in the playoffs after plenty of drama involving his concussion.

New York Islanders GM Garth Snow doesnt expect any roster shakeup after another lackluster performance out of the playoffs by the Isles this season.

Rob Rossi has a great feature on Evgeni Malkin that gives a taste of the book hes got coming out with the Russian superstar down the road.

For something completely different: a timely and heartfelt conversation about the American Pie franchise. I had to link to this.

O'Connor on Tatum: 'Players with his offensive skill don't fail'

O'Connor on Tatum: 'Players with his offensive skill don't fail'

The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor had Jayson Tatum ranked second overall in his comphrensive draft guide, and tells Toucher & Rich that the Celtics won't be disappointed in their selection.