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from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

- I keep telling people what a great Stanley Cup Final this has been and they keep telling me that they don’t care and they aren’t watching … Game 2 of the Cup Final had a television rating across Canada that was about one-third of Game 7 of the Raptors-Celtics series and less than half of the Toronto-Columbus non-playoff round of playoffs.

- Paul Coffey can’t stand the gratuitous videos shown in arenas when former players return to their old towns. “I find it embarrassing,” said the Hall of Famer. “Getting booed used to be a badge of honour in the NHL. The louder you were booed, the better player you were. I liked going back to my old cities and see how loud the booing would be.”

- How is the NHL changing? “More teams are freeing up their defencemen to score than ever before,” said Scotty Bowman. “I think Peter Laviolette was the first guy to do it.” Heading into Saturday night, goal scoring among playoff defenceman was up 58% over a year ago and up 52% over two seasons ago.

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d ca's avatar

Yeah Fedorov was that good of a player so I get the boo’s.

Coffee however was still hearing it from the fans about putting the puck in his own net during the playoffs. (scored a hat trick and the Wings lost 3-2)

50 worst own-goals in hockey history

Posted by d ca on 09/26/20 at 08:46 PM ET

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