Reader's Digest: Some must reads
Reader's Digest is a compilation of interesting hockey stories from around the world wide web. Each week we'll bring you a selection of stories to keep you up to date.
News from around the Dome
The Flames are guaranteed to have an interesting off-season thanks the uncertainty surrounding several players and now the need to hire three new assistant coaches. The Calgary Herald's Scott Cruickshank runs down what acting general manager Jay Feaster plans to do during the summer and what assets he deems necessary for the team to have success next season. Read it HERE.
Flames prospect Max Reinhart ties a WHL playoff record with five goals in one game as the Kootenay Ice defeat the Medicine Hat Tigers to advance to the WHL Final. Read about Reinhart's success at calgaryflames.com HERE. Herald columnist George Johnson recently did a piece on Reinhart, too. You can find it HERE
News from around the NHL
The ongoing saga involving the Phoenix Coyotes and where they'll be playing next season had another element added to it on Wednesday when TSN reported the mayor of Winnipeg hinted the Atlanta Thrashers would be the franchise most likely to head to Manitoba. Check out what mayor Sam Katz has to say about the whole situation HERE.
Meanwhile, the NHL is trudging forward with the franchise and hopes the sale of the Coyotes to Matthew Hulsizer will be completed soon despite opposition from the watchdog group, the Goldwater Institute. Read what NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly has to say about the Goldwater Institute's aims to get the team out of Glendale HERE.
As everyone knows, concussions became a hot topic in the NHL after numerous players were sidelined thanks to blows to the head. After lengthy deliberation, the NHL instituted new rules that aim to minimize the impact of potential concussions on players struck in the head. The Globe and Mail's Eric Duhatschek believes the mandates put in place have been placed on the shelf during the playoffs and uses Chicago Blackhawk's Brent Seabrook as an example. Check out what he has to say on the issue HERE.
This week has seen some amazing game 7's played in the first round of the playoffs. NHL.com has highlighted what makes these games so exciting in a recent feature. Read it HERE.
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