Jun 3, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; General view of the Stanley Cup Final logo during media day before game one of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final between the New York Rangers and the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Stanley Cup Final Daily NHL Links

Who’s ready for the Stanley Cup Final?! Wait, you mean the Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings wasn’t the final? Sadly, it was not the final and now the Kings head to New York to take on the Rangers to determine the Stanley Cup Champion in 2014. With just the final left, there are only 7 more games left in the 2013-2014 NHL season. Sniff, it’s been fun!

Sick of hearing Pierre McGuire on TV as a commentator for your hockey games? I’ve got some good news, unless you’re a fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins of core. The TV commentator and analyst is thought to be one of the favourites for the Penguins vacant GM job after being interviewed by the club twice and receiving Ray Shero’s blessing. In all honesty, Pierre McGuire is a very knowledgable hockey guy and would be a good fit for any NHL team. [Puck Daddy]

What to look for during the Stanley Cup Final? Well we’ve got you covered, here’s a list of 5 things you should keep an eye out for during the final. [The Province]

The Western Conference Final was certainly not a display of top notch goaltending. Neither Jonathan Quick nor Corey Crawford came up big throughout the 7 game span. The Kings insist they still have confidence in their netminder, however Jonathan Quick has been pretty bad during this playoff run. The Kings are about to face the king between the pipes in Henrik Lundqvist; if Quick doesn’t remember how to play goal in a hurry the Rangers, with the help of Lundqvist are in for an upset. [The Score]

For Gary Bettman, the 2014 Stanley Cup Final couldn’t be between two better teams. He get’s one of his beloved Los Angeles teams in the mix for the Cup and has a New York team battling. What does this spell for Bettman and the NHL? Money, money and more money. [Buffalo News]

There is a lot of talk that the Edmonton Oilers are wanting to acquire the first or second pick in the upcoming draft in an attempt to snag the player they want before he’s gone. However, the best option for the Oilers might be to trade down in the draft and instead acquire immediate help for their team next season. [Edmonton Journal]

Daniel Carcillo appealed his 10 game suspension handed to him by the NHL earlier in the post season and the NHL gladly reduced it down to just 6 games. Carcillo will be available to the New York Rangers from game 4 on wards. [Too Many Men]

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