Daily Links for Wednesday, May 5

While all of the local wordsmiths turn to next season, there's still plenty of playoff action to keep up with, and some fun stuff as well after the break - Photoshop contests, MSNBC fact-checking fail, and a Don Cherry rant.

ENNIS NEEDS TO EARN HIS KEEP - Buffalo Sabres
Darcy Regier has warned Tyler Ennis that there will be no free ride for him next year.

Is price right for Lydman, Tallinder? - The Buffalo News
How badly does Buffalo want to keep their two free agent defensemen, and vice versa?

Sabres' Stafford undaunted by struggles - The Buffalo News
It was the Buffalo Sabres' last gasp, and Drew Stafford was nowhere to be found. His ability to disappear was nothing new. In fact, it's what put him out of sight to begin with.

East:

Malkin, Fleury lead Pens to 2-0 win against Montreal - NHL.com
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 18 shots for his first shutout of the 2010 playoffs, as the Penguins grabbed a 2-1 series lead with a 2-0 victory over the Canadiens in Game 3.

Flyers pin hopes on Boucher - The Globe and Mail
Goaltender was also in net the last time Philadelphia rallied from 0-2 hole to advance in playoffs

Bruins trying to make ‘Bite-Gate’ a non-issue - The Bruins Blog
The morning after Daniel Carcillo’s bite allegations against Bruins center Marc Savard from Monday night’s Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series became a focal point of the playoff showdown, Savard was ready to turn the page.

With Pronger and Chara, enter at your own risk - NHL.com
There are few more intimidating sights than seeing Chris Pronger and Zdeno Chara bearing down on you with malice and forethought.

West:

Sharks beat Wings 4-3 in OT for 3-0 series lead - NHL.com
Joe Thornton had two points, and Patrick Marleau scored the overtime-winner, as the Sharks rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat the Red Wings, 4-3, and take a commanding 3-0 lead in their Western Conference Semifinal,

Canucks shrug off comparisons to last season - The Globe and Mail
Despite surrendering momentum to Chicago, Vancouver insists it's a stronger team mentally than it was last year

Joe Pavelski Photoshop Expo - Fear The Fin
Joe Pavelski Photoshops for your viewing pleasure.

 

The Rest:

HNIC "Reduced To Reading Emails From Some Jerk" - Hockey or Die
Is Don Cherry ruining Hockey Night In Canada?

MAINSTREAM MEDIA FAIL: Our Satire Picked Up As A News Item By MSNBC - Hockey Independent
Turns out MSNBC needs some better fact checkers.

Which NHL fans made list of the most stubborn in sports? - Puck Daddy
AskMen.com recently posted their "Top 10 Stubborn Sports Fans" with NHL teams taking up three spots on the list, each of them from Canadian markets.

Jagr signing confirmed, Adler reports - Cult of Hockey
Just before departing for Prague to join Team Czech for the world championships, Jaromir Jagr signed a one-year contract with Avangard Omsk of the KHL.

Spitfires sweep Colts to repeat as OHL champions - The Globe and Mail
Windsor defeats Barrie 6-2 in decisive game to advance to Memorial Cup

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