Bruins talk Iginla trade; Walking Dead/Penguins mash-up (Puck Headlines) (PuckDaddy)
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• Here is Kevin Bieksa of the Vancouver Canucks, in charity quilt form. [Pass It To Bulis]
• Andrew Ference is cool with Jarome Iginla having chosen the Penguins over the Boston Bruins: “It's not sore feelings or insulting or anything like that. It's our sport. We have a great team. Like I said, it's fully in his right to make that choice of where he wants to go. That's what he's earned through his career with the type of contract he had. So be it. It's no more motivating to go win a Stanley Cup. I don't think anybody's feelings in this room have changed about that." [Bruins Blog]
• Not saying Jarome Iginla is irreplaceable, just that the Calgary Flames will keep their captaincy vacant for now. [CP]
• Glen Gulutzan is ready for this Dallas Stars to take out the Minnesota Wild: “They came into our building and took points from us, and that doesn’t sit well with us.” [Dallas Stars Blog]
• Ken Holland on the future of Pavel Datsyuk with the Detroit Red Wings: "We'll talk before he goes home sometime in June, but anything beyond that is speculation and rumors," Holland said. "Nobody's told me anything. They haven't told me they're staying or going. I haven't asked either. We hope he wants to stay, but I'm certainly aware there's a professional league in Russia and they pay their players well. Beyond that, I don't know." [NHL.com]
• Alex Ovechkin was allowed to leave practice early because Russians don’t have the commitment to be leaders. /Milbury’d. [WaPo]
• Henrik Lundqvist is not a happy monkey about the New York Rangers’ recent play: “I don’t know what to say,” Lundqvist said. “I have a few thoughts but I don’t think it’s going to help our group right now. Bottom line is, it’s not good enough and we’re not going to make it if … We need everybody right now. We need top player and smart plays for 60 minutes. We’re playing teams that are working really hard and we have to match it. If we’re not matching it, we’re not going to win.” [NYDN]
• Should Red Wings move Valtteri Filppula by trade deadline, or risk losing him to free agency? [MLive]
• Cam Charron on why the Pittsburgh Penguins aren’t the team to beat in the NHL: “So it’s not all fun and games, as much as I think everybody would love to see Sidney Crosby present the Cup to Jarome Iginla, the anti-stats crowd uses this quote quite often: the games are played on the ice, not on paper. On paper, the Pens look loaded. On the ice, there’s still a lot of work to be done…”[Backhand Shelf]
• Bryan Murray said Jason Spezza “has been having pain since the procedure and hasn't been on the ice lately.” So maybe he’s not back this season. [Sun]
• MY GAWD THAT’S MATT GREENE’S MUSIC! [LA Kings Insider]
• The Detroit Red Wings assigned Carlo Colaiacovo to Grand Rapids to condition him for his next injury. [Malik]
• Congrats to Matthew Barnaby: “Former NHL player and network hockey analyst Matthew Barnaby has settled his lawsuit against his ex-fiancee and recovered the $50,000 engagement ring he had given her.” [Fox Sports]
• Finally, the Benstonium knuckleheads did this awesome “Walking Dead”/Pittsburgh Penguins mashup. Ray Shero > Rick Grimes.