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Top Line: Brad Marchand trolls internet; Kings near breakup?; more links

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By Allan Muir

An annotated guide to this morning’s must-read hockey stories:

• The internet was not kind to Brad Marchand of the Bruins last night, accusing the demonstrative forward of faking an injury. He offered an amusing rebuttal.

• It’s not over for the Red Wings after last night’s 3-0 loss to Boston, but it might as well be according to Eric Wilbur.

• The core of the Kings has been together for half a decade, but the team’s struggles against the Sharks suggest that L.A. could be heading for a postseason breakup. If GM Dean Lombardi needs inspiration, he need look no further than across the ice. San Jose made a bold call to drop some of their thump in exchange for speed two years ago. Don’t think their GM, Doug Wilson, has spent a moment regretting that decision.

They’re ready to string up Matt Cooke in Minnesota, which doesn’t bode well for his chances with the Department of Player Safety on Wednesday.

• The Wild’s Darcy Kuemper earned a shutout in his first NHL playoff start. That deserves a song, right?

• In a rare interview Matt Duchene hints that he could be close to returning to the lineup for the Colorado Avalanche.

• A 2010 first rounder whose career was all but written off after a series of concussions could make his NHL debut tonight in Minnesota.

• Worried that Sidney Crosby hasn’t scored yet against the Blue Jackets? Don’t be. Advanced stats suggest he’ll break out of his slump soon.

Unless this changes for the Blackhawks, they’re going to have a hard time coming back in their series against the Blues.

• Injury-riddled St. Louis could get a big boost ahead of Wednesday night’s Game 4.

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  • Published On Apr 23, 2014
  • Top Line: Senators upset with P.K. Subban; Leafs shopping Nazem Kadri?

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    Montreal's P.K. Subban exuberantly celebrated his overtime winner and drew the ire of Ottawa's Craig Anderson. (Andre Ringuette/Getty Images)

    P.K. Subban’s (76) exuberant celebration irritated Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson. (Andre Ringuette/Getty Images)

    By Allan Muir

    An annotated guide to this morning’s must-read hockey stories:

    • Craig Anderson was whining about P.K. Subban’s celebration after the exuberant defender beat him for the winning goal in OT Thursday night. Yes, by all means, let’s take the joy out of the game, Craig. Next.

    • Yes, Nazem Kadri is struggling to live up to the high expectations built on last season’s success, but there’s no logical reason why the Maple Leafs should trade him.

    Pretty decent game between the Blackhawks and Ducks last night, eh?

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  • Published On Jan 18, 2014


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