Links and More Links – Jaroslav Halak Plays When He Wants to Play

The Wild clinched their playoff spot on Tuesday, and the Flyers did so as well in the East. Other stuff happened too. Here’s a rundown.

Jaroslav Halak commits career suicide. The Capitals probably won’t make the playoffs, and when they don’t Halak will be a free agent. Who would want someone who does this?

The Capitals win anyway. Jaro, that’s George McPhee on line one for you.

Alex Ovechkin got to 50. He also played stellar defense. One of those statements is false.

The Dallas Stars helped themselves.

Phoenix looks done. Poor Thomas Greiss. He has given up some terrible goals lately.

Dallas and Columbus will resume the “Rich Peverley” game today. And it’s huge for both teams.

Ben Bishop left Tampa’s game with an injury. Quick, name the Lightning backup goalie. The playoffs are looming.

Mike Gillis needs a job. Trevor Linden apparently doesn’t.

Samuel Bennett is ranked #1 by central scouting, and still can’t get above third on any mock draft I’ve seen. Why?

Here’s the full list of North American Skaters. Jack Daugherty, who left St. Thomas after last season for the USNTDP, is the highest ranked skater (at 30) with any Minnesota ties. Other Minnesotans on the list include Jack Glover (#38), Luc Snuggerud of Eden Prairie (#42), Mitch Slattery of Hill Murray (#81), Nick Wolff of Eagan (#89) and Steven Spinner of Eden Prairie (#96). Several other players are ranked 100 or lower.

Daniel Alfredsson tied both Jean Beliveau and Scott Stevens for career assists last night. That’s great, but how many times did he freight train Eric Lindros in the ’90’s?

Tomas Vokoun is back, sort of. Admit it, you thought he had retired, too.

Kris Letang is back tonight. Great to see him playing again.

Former Wild Vice President Bill Robertson is going to run the WCHA. He’s known as “Billy Rob” if you’re tight with him. I’ve met him twice, so I…I should probably just call him Bill. Still, a cool (though challenging) gig for a really nice guy. All the best to you, Bill.

 

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