Daily Links for Thursday, June 3

Hopefully you were watching some sort of sporting event last night, because it was a wild night in multiple sports. Obviously we had an overtime thriller in Philly, but there was also an unbelievable blown call in baseball that took away a perfect game from Tigers pitcher Armando Galaragga. The hockey game used instant replay to get the call right twice (once in OT) and it looks like, after this, baseball will seriously consider having to follow suit.

Crosby, Doan and Miller vie for Messier Award - NHL.com
Sidney Crosby, Shane Doan and Ryan Miller are the three finalists for the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award.

The Man They Call Dino - The Cannon
An in-depth look at Portland Pirates head coach (and potential Columbus head coach) Kevin Dineen.


Giroux OT goal lifts Flyers back into Final - NHL.com
Claude Giroux tipped the game-winner past Chicago's Antti Niemi at 5:59 of overtime, as the Flyers beat the Blackhawks, 4-3, Wednesday in Game 3 of the 2010 Stanley Cup Final. Chicago now leads the series, 2-1.

Game 3: Quotes of the night - The Globe and Mail
What the Flyers and Blackhawks were saying after Philadelphia's 4-3 win in overtime

Method to madness of Pronger swiping pucks - NHL.com
If you think Chris Pronger is just being a Grinch by swiping the puck at the end of games, think again.

Game Used Stanley Cup Pucks for Sale - craigslist
For just $2020, you can own one of the game pucks Chris Pronger stole at the end of Games One and Two!

Kane gets on board, but game slips away - NHL.com
On Wednesday night in Game 3, Kane had his best game of the Final, scoring a goal and adding an assist, but it came in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.

3 Ways to Improve Stanley Cup broadcasts - Ducks blog
The Stanley Cup finals will move to Versus for Games 3-4, which is good or bad news depending on how you feel about NBC’s broadcasting crew. Here’s a vote for the former....


The Rest:

School Of Fight: Learning To Brawl With The Hockey Goons Of Tomorrow - Deadspin
In which our writer goes to the notorious hockey fight camp for kids, takes a teenager's punch to the kidneys, and winds up finding the bruised soul of the game. A great (long) read.

The USA has a new coach for the tournament next year in Buffalo.

Witnessing the death of dump and chase hockey - Puck Daddy
Now that Justin Bourne is writing daily articles for Puck Daddy, I don't really know why you wouldn't check this site every day.

Former Red Wing Dominik Hasek 'wants to try something new' by playing for Spartak - MLive.com
Former Red Wings goaltender Dominik Hasek has chosen to play for Spartak Moscow of the KHL next season, and Hasek...sounded like himself in discussing the reasons behind his decision with Sport-Express's Alexander Shapiro.

A letter from Steve Yzerman - Tampa Bay Lightning
The new GM writes a letter to all Lightning fans making no short term promises, but a "methodical, strategic approach to developing a winner."

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