Quick Hits: Rangers Eliminate The Penguins

Few things in this world are more satisfying that seeing the Penguins knocked out in the second round.

Red Wings News

Detroit Red Wings staff focusing on NHL draft, prospects this week | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
The Wings have the 15th pick in this years draft, giving them an array of different options as to what to do with it.

UFA Dan Boyle Could Plug Hole On Wings' Leaky Blueline | The Hockey Writers
I have said it before and I will say it again, I would not mind having Danny Boyle on this team. He could be the perfect piece to the puzzle for our young defense.

Griffins Announce Three-Year TV Deal With MES | Grand Rapids Griffins
The Griffins are coming to a station near you. Assuming you live in the Michigan area of course.

To Re-Sign Or Not Re-Sign: Mikael Samuelsson - Octopus Thrower
When I read this article yesterday, 7 voters had answered "Yes" in the poll of whether to re-sign him or not. Question of the day: Was Jeff one of them?

NHL News

Lundqvist, Rangers complete comeback, knock Penguins out in Game 7 | ProHockeyTalk
The biggest story of the Rangers win has to be what ultimately happens to this Penguins team going forward. Despite their horrendous playoff campaign's, Crosby and Malkin will not be going anywhere. Fleury on the other hand is a different nut to crack. He played a lot better this season than he did in the past, but if a team is looking to shake things up, the goaltending position may be a good place to start. Speaking of change, Dan Bylsma, do not let the door hit you on the way out.

Canadiens fans display Boston hatred with trash, donuts and a noose - SBNation.com
The throwing of the towels at Lucic was just too perfect. Although hanging Chara may be a bit drastic.

NHL rumors: Gillis, Regier, Feaster among candidates for Caps GM - CBSSports.com
I would highly recommend steering away from Jay Feaster. And Mike Gillis.

Gary Bettman’s recent visit to Seattle another indication the NHL will soon expand | Post-to-Post
I fully believe that when the NHL expands again, it will be to Seattle. The question is, when, if ever, will the NHL expand again?

Kirk Muller hired as Blues assistant coach | USA Today
Muller was fired by Hurricanes on May 5th.

Fraser: Rule 67 on David Desharnais' crease work | TSN
Desharnais saved a goal for the Canadiens by stopping the puck with his hand right on the goal-line. This article explains why this was a legal play.

NHL Rumours: Spezza open to trade to Blues - Sportsnet.ca
Similar to the Phaneuf situation in Toronto, I do not believe that the Senators can receive nearly enough in return for Spezza to replace his production. Obviously, trades are never formulated this way, but Spezza has been Ottawa's best player over the past few years. Getting rid of him will hurt their team tremendously.

Kings have shown they can come back, but it must be exhausting | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
There is something with the Kings and the playoffs that must be unfair. Is there some secret pre-game ritual that we do not know about?

Canadiens fans carry bear skin through streets after win - SBNation.com
Am I the only one, or is this something that you imagine happens in Russia on a regular basis?

Let's Go Griffins!