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Bowman This Morning

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Scotty talks game 5, GM meeting, coaching situation in Toronto and other hockey topics with the Morning Show on Fan590 In Toronto.

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Penguins Were Loosey-Goosey For Game 5

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Don Cherry and Barry Melrose break down game 5 of the SCF.

Watch bleow…

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Feelings After Game 5

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from Jim Kelley at Sportsnet,

This must be what it feels like when the air tank runs dry just metres from the top of Mt. Everest.

It must be what the dirt tastes like when the Triple Crown is lost on some longshot’s improbable last leap to the wire.

This must be the way the Andretti family goes home from Indianapolis.

What else can you say about how the Detroit Red Wings were denied the Stanley Cup Monday night at Joe Louis Arena?

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Classic Game

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from Jean-Sebestien Giguere at the LA Times,

In Game 6, hopefully Pittsburgh will draw a little bit of energy from this win. The Penguins seemed to be a tired team out there. They’ll be in front of their fans and hopefully they’ll give them some energy.

They can’t rely so much on Fleury. They’ve got to try to play in their zone more. Try to put some pucks on net and don’t just keep throwing the puck down the middle. Those little blind passes are what Detroit thrives on. They’re going to have to keep their game a little more simple.

As far as Detroit goes, I don’t think it has to change much. Maybe play a little bit better defensively. But it went to six periods. I think they played well for the most part. If I’m Detroit, I’m telling myself that Game 6 is a must-win.

more on Game 5 and 6…

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The Future Of The Pens & Wings

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from Damien Cox of the Toronto Star,

After next season, Pittsburgh has only Crosby, Sergei Gonchar, Ryan Whitney and Kris Letang under contract. That will be the time when Shero will have to figure out ways to try and pay Malkin and Staal as they hit unrestricted free agency. Malkin, it’s quite likely, will be looking for the same $9 million Crosby gets, or even more….

That said, Detroit has really only one major decision to make this summer and that’s how much to offer unrestricted blueliner Brad Stuart. The Wings’ next challenge will be to sign Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen in the summer of ‘09, but they have a history of being able to sign top players for less than market value.

So the team to watch after this Cup final might not be the Penguins. It could still be the Wings.

more on the Pens cap situation…

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Marleau To Columbus Has No Legs

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from Puck-rakers at the Columbus Dispatch,

The rumor over the weekend was Nikolai Zherdev, Dan Fritsche or Stefan Legein and the No. 19 pick to San Jose for Patrick Marleau. I spent most of Saturday pursuing this and was told by a handful of close-to-the-situation sources that there’s no truth to it, that the two clubs have not put together the framework of any specific trade as of yet. No names have been mentioned.

If there was merit to the rumor, I would have sparked up a blog immediately.

read on

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The Penguins Slant

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from Empty Netters,

-The Penguins had no business winning that game. They were thoroughly outplayed for most of it.

-That was easily the highlight of our hockey-watching lives. We watched the four overtime game against the Capitals in 1996 and the five overtime game against the Flyers in 2000 on television. Those were memorable experiences, but they both pale in being able to witness Game 5 of a Stanley Cup final in person.

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No Complaining About Long OT

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from Jamie Fitzpatrick at About.com,

Not everybody likes endless overtime. After a marathon Stanley Cup game there’s always someone moaning that it takes too long.

Those folks say the NHL should solve its overtime “problem” by taking shortcuts. Like maybe a shootout.

If you hate drama, tension, great saves and unexpected heroes, truncated overtime is a great idea. But as the Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings demonstrated on Monday, it’s a dumb idea for anyone who loves hockey.

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Penguins Don’t Give Up

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from Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,

All of the Penguins were too tired after 109:57 of tense, grueling hockey to revel too much in the win. There was no time for that. There’s still too much work to be done. To win the Cup, the Penguins must beat the Red Wings in Game 6 at Mellon Arena tomorrow night, then again in Game 7 here Saturday night.

The odds still heavily favor the Red Wings.

But, at least, Detroit’s big red machine no longer looks quite so invincible.

Not after the Red Wings blew a 3-2 lead in the final minute of regulation.

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Right Moves By Therrien

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from Bob McKenzie of TSN,

I think Michel ‘Call me Mike’ Therrien deserves a pat on the back for the moves he made in Game 5 - and I don’t think he’s gotten too many pats on the back in these playoffs.

The moves weren’t huge but they got some good chemistry going. He moved Tyler Kennedy onto a line with Evgeni Malkin and I thought Kennedy played inspired hockey.

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