BostonBruins.com — The Vancouver Canucks are preparing for every possibility in the lead up to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals versus the Boston Bruins.
But one particular item of concern for the Canucks is the B’s depth and how they use each of their four lines very well.
“Yeah, they have a lot of depth and their fourth line does play,” said Vancouver fourth line forward Jeff Tambellini to VancouverCanucks.com. “So we have to be ready to be able to step in there and play 10 minutes a night.”
Thrashers sale, move could be imminent (ESPN.com)
If the sale and move are approved, Winnipeg would return to the NHL 15 years after the Jets were sold and relocated to Phoenix. The Stanley Cup finals between Boston and Vancouver begin on Wednesday. The NHL would prefer the Thrashers’ sale is announced on a day there is no hockey.
Senators ink Caporusso, Silfverberg to entry-level deals (TSN.ca)
The Ottawa Senators announced the signing of forwards Louie Caporusso and Jakob Silfverberg on Monday. Caporusso signed a two-year entry level contract, while Silfverberg signed a three-year entry level deal.
McGuire’s absence felt at Scouting Combine (NHL.com)
NHL Central Scouting Director E.J. McGuire, who passed away from a rare form of cancer in April, will not be present for the first time in nine years, but his spirit undoubtedly will carry on throughout the Combine, which starts Monday with player interviews at the Westin Bristol Place and concludes at the Toronto Congress Center with fitness and medical testing Friday and Saturday.
BOSTON — Fans cheered the Bruins as the team bus pulled away from TD Garden, to begin the club’s trip to Vancouver for the Stanley Cup Finals.
The crowd was cheering the team’s accomplishments, but as they pulled away, the players’ only focus was on the future.
“It’s a big accomplishment, but you don’t dream of getting to the Stanley Cup Finals,” said goaltender Tim Thomas prior to the club’s departure. “You dream of winning the Stanley Cup.
Oliers re-sign left wing Ryan Jones (ESPN.com)
The Oilers re-signed forward Ryan Jones to a two-year deal, keeping him away from free agency. The 26-year-old forward reached the deal with the Oilers on Sunday. Jones, who had 18 goals and seven assists for the Oilers last season, could have become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
Sea Dogs’ Huberdeau chosen fifth in KHL Draft (TSN.ca)
The Russian Kontinental Hockey League held its entry draft on Saturday, and Canadian prospect Jonathan Huberdeau was chosen fifth overall by the Vityaz Chekhov team. The Saint John Sea Dogs centre was ranked third by NHL Central Scouting and seventh by International Scouting Services (ISS) in each group’s end-of-season top prospects list.
Saint Johns wins Memorial Cup (NHL.com)
As the final seconds ticked down in the MasterCard Memorial Cup final Sunday, Jacob DeSerres scooped up the puck, and instead of celebrating the Saint John Sea Dogs’ 3-1 triumph against the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors, the goalie simply held it, almost in a state of shock.