Happy hump day everyone! The weekend is just around the corner, just reach a little further ahead and you’ll see it, I promise! To help you get over the hump there is some playoff hockey on tonight and we’ve got some solid NHL morning links for y’all to read.
Alexander Ovechkin had a great season on the ice. He scored a lot of goals and a lot of goals were scored by more than just the Capitals. While Ovechkin filled the net, the opposition also filled the Capitals net due to his lack of defencive effort. His is spectacular, however his defence leaves something to be desired. Here’s Alexander Ovechkin’s season in review. [Jaspers’ Rink]
When Carey Price went down with the injury, immediately the two options for the Montreal Canadiens became Peter Budaj and Dustin Tokarski. There was heated debate over which goaltender should be given the reigns for the Habs against the Rangers in an attempt to save their season. While the debate was on those two netminders, it appears they forgot a masked man in Montreal. At the trade deadline the Candiens acquired Devan Dubynk, where has he been in all the goaltending talk? [CBC]
Great news for the Buffalo Sabres, they signed top goaltending prospect Linus Ullmark to his three-year entry level deal. Ullmark is now in the Sabres organization and will likely join the Rochester Americans in the near future. The future of the crease is up in the air at this point in time, however Ullmark is expected to battle for the crease in the future. This is good news for the boys in blue and gold. [Sportsnet]
Here’s a not so positive article about 10 prospects who will never live up to their full potential. The top player on the list is a surprising Jordan Staal. Very interesting article to check out. [Dobber Hockey]
As of right now, everyone in the top 5 has a chance to be draft first overall. Between Aaron Ekblad, Sam Bennett and Sam Reinhart there is no undisputed number one prospect. [National Post]