Jun 8, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) celebrates with center Andrew Shaw (65) after scoring the game-winning goal during the second overtime in game five of the Western Conference finals of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Los Angeles Kings at the United Center. The Blackhawks won 4-3 to win the series four games to one. Mandatory Credit: Scott Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

The Morning Skate: 6/10/13

Well, we are on a temporary hiatus from hockey for a few days while the two teams take a sigh of relief and prepare. The Boston Bruins will make their way to the United Center to take on the Chicago Blackhawks for game one on Wednesday the 12th.

What to do until then……….? Catch up on sleep? Stock up on snacks/beer for the games? Don’t forget the coffee for the morning, you know, just in-case their are more double overtimes. How about watching a quick video of the Blackhawks celebration after winning the Western Conference Finals? [NHL.com]


One thing I have been doing when not being enthralled in the Stanley Cup Playoffs… is taking a gander at the Draft and all the great talent available for the NHL teams to select from. You can check out all the latest information on the Draft from NHL.com.

NHL.com has also been counting down the days until the draft, and each day they highlight a player in their NHL Dream Draft. Some of the payers that have graced the list so far…Mike Green, Corey Perry, Mike Richards, and Claude Giroux.

Charging Through The Headlines:

*Special Edition – Recap of last weeks headlines, just in case you missed anything while watching the Stanley Cup Playoffs…

Fansided’s To Many Men On The Site takes a look at the Edmonton Oilers and the firing of Coach Ralph Krueger. CBC.ca states that Edmonton will announce a new coach today.

May 19, 2013; Ottawa, ON, CAN; Ottawa Senators Pdefenseman Sergei Gonchar (55) controls the puck in the third period in game three of the second round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Scotiabank Place. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Yahoo! Sports goes into detail about how the Dallas Stars acquired Sergei Gonchar from the Ottawa Senators, and then proceeded to sign him.

The Dallas Stars, and the Carolina Hurricanes both changed their uniforms, Stars even revamped their logo. Which one is better?

Andy McDonald retires from the NHL and the St. Louis Blue. Check out the story from Bleedin’ Blue on Fansided.

The Rangers coaching search continues? Who do you think is going to “win” the job? Weigh in at BlueLineStation.com on Fansided.



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