By Allan Muir
A guide to this morning’s must-read hockey stories:
• “A dozen preposterously fun things happened” on the way to Philly’s thrilling 6-5 win over the Penguins last night. Please, hockey gods, let these two teams meet again in the playoffs!
• Get to know new Buffalo Sabres coach Ron Rolston.
• Don’t know the origin of this, but it’s brilliant and a great sentiment. Stay classy, Buffalo!
• The Rangers aren’t talking, but all signs point to a concussion as the ailment that’s sidelining star forward Rick Nash.
• Great story by Dave Stubbs on the falling dominoes caused by a goalie recall.
• Tim Wharnsby’s a fine writer, but I think he makes a lousy case against the introduction of a coach’s challenge. I can’t imagine any system being introduced that would allow games to get “bogged down.” Check it out and see what you think.
• Statistics show Alex Ovechkin isn’t the first superstar to see his goal scoring decline at age 27. True enough, but most of those other superstars found ways to compensate by rounding out their games. Still waiting on that from Ovi.