begins at 7 am ET - Pierre McGuire talks #nhlplayoffs
at 7:15 am - @DarrenDreger @mirtle
Weird seeing Leafs dressing room clips on NESN down here in Boston. Lots of Kessel talk here, too.
Apparently it's now "anti-Leafs" to point out Alex Steen is an excellent player. Seems more "pro-Steen" to me.
Blues take a double minor deep in first OT and then score shorthanded. That's a new one. Steen has become quite a player Leafs fans...
Ahhh playoff OT. We're back!
Gulutzan said today that Benn has needed daily injection in his wrist to play the last few weeks. "Could not shoot the puck."
Oh man, Regehr takes a skate to the face it appears... straight to the dressing room... hope he's ok, that's scary
Dark horse team this year is probably the Rangers if they ever get their offence figured out and Staal makes a comeback.
My Cup pick at beginning of season was St. Louis over Pittsburgh but now I'm inclined to say Chicago or LA takes it. Bring on the games...
Deputy commissioner Bill Daly says no guarantee Coyotes will be in Phoenix next season. thehockeynews.com/articles/51577…
Best quote on Kessel and media, from former junior coach: "He'd rather go out and play video games and eat Skittles.” bit.ly/Zkqzxi
Top secret research... RT @Tsetse_fly
Why did you travel to Buffalo, Cleveland and then to Boston?
Playoff picks time:
CHI in 5
DET in 6
SJ in 7
LA in 7
PIT in 6
MTL in 7
NYR in 6
BOS in 5
Some great series in there
Toronto to Boston, door to door in 7.5 hours. I made it! #playoffs
Leafs ready to embrace their underdog role against Bruins soa.li/wAA4w2M
Preds signed forward Patric Hornqvist to a five-year, $21.25 million contract.
Don't know why some hammerheads on here are upset with me. Almost never talk to/quote Kessel. We did large feature on him last year that way
What did Kessel say today? Does it fit in a single tweet?
Someone please send help... pic.twitter.com/nyQHRCZDxD
Now I'm in Buffalo. Is this where the playoffs start? #journeycontinues
The journey to Boston begins. Eight hours from now I should be there!
One guy who had a strong season who doesn't get much awards consideration is Niklas Kronwall. Just a thought.
I've been off the grid for a few hours, but I want to take @mc79hockey
's thoughts on the Hart Trophy out for a nice steak dinner.
Kadri on talk the Leafs don't have a hope against Bruins: “Any fan who’s remotely educated knows that we have more than a chance."
Leafs ready to embrace underdog role against Bruins soa.li/wAA4w2M
Imagine Kessel gets a ridiculous amount of attention after the 10:45 a.m. practice today. I'll miss it as part of my epic journey to Boston.
Robin Herman, the first female hockey reporter for NY Times, has a message for Don Cherry.
I wrote about the Leafs-Bruins but nothing on Phil Kessel. Therefore you should read it dlvr.it/3JNlY1 #Leafs
I find it bizarre that the PHWA seems to have turned MVP into some arcane calculation as to whose team is most reliant on him.
Things the NHL awards make you think about: Who are the three best left wingers in the league?
Seth Jones said he was hooked on hockey the moment he watched the Avalanche raise the Stanley Cup as a kid. Fantastic story if he returns.
Well known the Avs are very interested in Denver kid Seth Jones. Imagine that's what happens.
Avs grab the first overall pick. Poor Panthers.
The Bruins are 11-1-1 in their last 13 home games against the Leafs. That's a scary number for a Toronto fan.
Cup favourites for me are Kings, Hawks and Blues. And one guaranteed to go down in Round 1. West looks very tough again.
Bodog gives Leafs 20 to 1 odds to win Cup and 12 to 1 odds to win East. They say a Toronto-Detroit final one of most unlikely (175 to 1).
Carlyle on how to keep Leafs confidence up: "Not listen to you guys, I guess. That would probably be the best thing they could do."
Soon the Red Wings will climb the giant frog, too. RT @Datsyuk13
: My cat is getting ready for Play Offs too bit.ly/155aUtB
I wonder if Randy Carlyle ever wakes up in the night screaming "we're a group that has to skate." I think I might start to soon.
Kyle Wellwood has only 36 PIMs in an almost 500-game NHL career. Pretty impressive. Has to be lowest PIM/GP ratio.
Finally won my hockey pool again - first time since 2007-08. Thanks to @earlsleek
for good challenge in final and to everyone who played.
Can't believe the Leafs only got a second line winger and a healthy scratch defenceman for a Norris Trophy candidate: aol.sportingnews.com/nhl/story/2013…
Rangers Redden in the back... RT @DAlfredsson11
: Congrats to Wade Redden on 1000 games, here is our present to him bit.ly/12dv0dM
Joffrey Lupul: "It seems right now we’re giving up a lot of shots but our whole mindset this year has been about [limiting] quality shots."
Kessel tied for seventh in NHL scoring right now. Seems unlikely Leafs won't re-sign him before contract runs out in summer of 2014.
Leafs not ready to hit panic button soa.li/cSc90zG
and a look at few scenarios where they can still miss bit.ly/15ur1jC
Flames re-sign Joey MacDonald. One-year one-way for $925,000
My story: Leafs not ready to hit panic button (with some info on how their scoring chances have shifted) dlvr.it/3G1Nzn