Tampa Bay, Calgary and Winnipeg are all gone, Toronto and Boston play a game seven. The more things change the more they stay the same!
Ryan, P Mac and Dave (via Skype) gather at Ryan’s apartment on Easter Monday to discuss a first round riddled with incredible upsets. Winnipeg and Calgary join the Tampa Bay Lightning on the list of teams who were supposed to go deep in the playoffs or win it all. Where were the Flames scoring depth they enjoyed all season? What was wrong with the Jets morale? It’s never a good sign when players only meetings are held so close to the playoffs.
They discuss some bad contracts in Calgary, some big free agency decisions facing the Winnipeg Jets and just how significant a team’s momentum is prior to the start of the playoffs.
They also look at the hiring of Steve Yzerman as the new General Manger in Detroit. How exactly did Ken Holland accept a demotion? And how long will he remain with the Red Wings’ organization?
Finally, the boys look at the Vezina Trophy finalists and if it is possible for Marc-Andre Fleury to win the Hart rather than the Vezina?
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