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Hockey Notes On A Saturday Night

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

- I have no problem with John Tortorella’s short post-game availability after the collapse in Game 4. He had nothing to say. The questions he was asked weren’t particularly effective. His interview ended quickly. He wasn’t rude. He wasn’t nasty. I do have a problem with Tortorella not being available on Saturday. That’s bush.

- Elimination Friday was a fabulous day of hockey and had the feel of excitement that comes along with a great day in the NCAA basketball tournament. That was the good part. The bad part: So long Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, Roman Josi and Evgeni Malkin. In one day, the two biggest stars in hockey were gone along with the likely Hart and Norris Trophy winners.

- I keep hearing that Dale Tallon will be out as GM of the Florida Panthers. I hope it’s not true. And if it happens, I hope it’s because he wants it to happen.

- One secret to watching post-season hockey: Discovering a player you didn’t know that well, who is way better than you believed him to be. My early choice: Anthony Beauvillier of the New York Islanders.


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