Buffalo Sabres Daily Links: Rangers Win, Dale Hunter Steps Down

Today's daily links feature last night's action, coaching changes, and an example of Cody Hodgson's great character.

- An article diving into Cody Hodgson's character, and the fallout from his departure from Vancouver. [Cave]

- Here's what the Sabres should do this offseason. Boy, I hope Darcy reads this before the draft! [The Hockey Writers]

- Jhonas Enroth talks about what it's like playing in the IIHF World Championships for the home team. [Sabres.com]

NHL Playoff News:

- The Rangers took Game 1 with a 3-0 shutout of New Jersey. [NHL.com]

- Ever wonder what the book is on Henrik Lundqvist? Here it is. [Backhand Shelf]

- Your giant infographic for the second round. [Puck Daddy]

- Coyotes goalie Mike Smith hasn't cut his hair in over a year. Why? [Globe & Mail]

- The semifinals are a battle between two old enemies and two Cinderellas. [Grantland]

- With Kings, Clippers, Lakers still playing, LA’s Staples Center prepares for unprecedented weekend. [Puck Daddy]

Around the NHL:

- Dale Hunter has stepped down as coach of the Washington Capitals. Too much work dealing with Ovie? [SB Nation]

- Home is where Hunter's heart is. [Globe & Mail]

- Who are the candidates that might replace Hunter? [NHL.com]

- The Blue Jackets are keeping Todd Richards as their head coach, signing him to a to-year contract. [NHL.com]

- Bob McKenzie's thoughts on all the coaching moves. [TSN]

- Prepare for Round 2 of the Rick Nash Sweepstakes! [THN]

- Looks like Alexander Semin will be hitting the free agent market. [ESPN]