Daily Links for Thursday, May 13


A fancy schmancy collection of Hank's best stats this year.


Team USA's relegation nightmare continues at IIHF worlds - Puck Daddy
Like the old Wide World of Sports tag line used to say: We're attracted to the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. And it doesn't get more agonizing than watching a nation that earned a silver medal in the Winter Olympics stumble to the relegation round in its next international tournament appearance.



Canadiens stun Penguins 5-2 in Game 7 - NHL.com
Montreal stunned another Eastern Conference favorite, defeating the Penguins, 5-2, and advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals.


Flyers force Game 7 with 2-1 victory over Bruins - NHL.com
Thanks to a goaltender making his first career start in the playoffs, the Philadelphia Flyers are one win away from becoming the first team in more than three decades to rally from a 3-0 series deficit.




Cammalleri living the dream - The Globe and Mail
Canadiens winger thriving in the hockey fishbowl that is Montreal


Canadiens-Penguins: Game 7 - Sporting News
Is this a stunning victory of the Canadiens? In the manner of how Game 7 unfolded, in the way the series took place, no. The shock here is that the Penguins, with consecutive trips to the Stanley Cup finals, couldn't muster the starts they needed.

Philly celebrates Flyers win and Penguins loss - Sporting News
Philly took a break from Flyers frenzy to hate on its in-state neighbor to the west. 






Sharks rest up for Western Conference finals - The Globe and Mail
San Jose coach Todd McLellan says he knows the difference between edge and recouping



Dejected Canucks fan puts Luongo up for sale on Craigslist - The Province
Even before the horn at GM Place officially ended the Canucks' season Tuesday night, a dejected fan placed Roberto Luongo for sale on Craigslist.


Canucks not built to hang with Cup contenders - THN
The Canucks were ousted by the same team in the same fashion as last year and have a lot of off-season work to do if they are to become a team to beat.


Netcrashing: What went wrong for the Canucks? - TSN
Did the better team - namely the Chicago Blackhawks - win or do the Vancouver Canucks have serious problems? Our latest edition of Netcrashing asks you this question: "What was the single greatest factor in the Vancouver Canucks' early playoff exit?"



Detroit Red Wings Blogger Post-Mortem - From The Rink
After failing to make the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in three years, where will the Detroit Red Wings go from here? An insider look with a Wings blogger.





The Rest:


How Important Are The First Ten Minutes? - From The Rink
"Survive the first ten minutes" is a hockey cliche road teams swear by -- but is it about those ten minutes that really affect momentum in a game?



Islanders talk to Mets owner about new Queens arena - SI.com
Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon has talked to New York Islanders owner Charles Wang about building an arena for the NHL team near Citi Field. 

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