- Zach Parise is a straight-forward, honest leader, and his play reflects that.
- After missing a good portion of the regular season, Travis Zajac is feeling fresh for the Finals.
- Here's a nice look at the two Finals combatants via SI.com.
- The staff of Backhand Shelf offers its predictions.
*****TJ Oshie's hit on LA's Dustin Penner has drawn quite a buzz from the hockey world, and with just one round to go it ranks as the No. 1 hit of the playoffs according to this video countdown:
Around the WCHA, Etc...Minnesota picked up a new goaltending recruit today...Alaska-Anchorage added a few more players to what has become a large incoming class...Michigan Tech has unveiled the first of three new sweaters it will wear this upcoming season...Minnesota's Mariucci Arena will undergo some improvements over the summer...