Sens to celebrate life of Mark Reeds; McDavid on lottery; stolen Cup ring (Puck Headlines)


• Could there be a more perfect headline for a different story on top of Chris Neil’s menacing photo and quote? [Ottawa Sun]

• Senators host celebration of life ceremony for Mark Reeds. Great story. [Ottawa Citizen]

• Consensus overall No. 1 pick and now professional scout? “Connor McDavid analyzes five teams with best odds to pick No. 1.” [Toronto Sun]

• Toronto police are asking for public help to recover a Stanley Cup ring that was stolen during a break-and-enter last month. Police say the 1947-1948 Toronto Maple Leafs championship ring belongs to former Leafs defenceman Philip Samis and is a family heirloom. [TSN]

• Drew Remenda: Thornton’s comment ‘wasn’t a jab’ at McLellan. YOU AREN’T GOING TO GET YOUR JOB BACK, DREW. [Fear the Fin]

• Do NHL players get paid anything in the playoffs? If so, how much do they receive and how are funds distributed? Answers held within. [Colligan Hockey]

• “Willie Desjardins needs to take a page from John Tortorella.” Wait. What? [PITB]

• “The real question Q should be asking himself, and the rest of the [Blackhawks] for that matter, is why they’re depending on their goalie so much.” [The Committed Indian]

• If the Flames want to continue to be successful, they’ll need to find a way to utilize their depth. [Flames Nation]

• 2015 NHL Playoffs: Good isn’t good enough anymore. [Blueshirt Banter]

• “Time to grow a backbone, Caps fans.” Not my words! [Japers’ Rink]

• How the Canadiens fourth line blitzed the Senators. [EOTP]

• Is Kings GM Dean Lombardi TOO loyal to his players? [JFTC]

• Kings assistant GM Rob Blake and AHL affiliate coach Mike Stothers excited for newly-signed Adrian Kempe’s U.S. debut. [Mayor’s Manor]

• In spite of Tank-a-Palooza, Buffalo leads the way in NHL markets this year. No, seriously. It did. [Awful Announcing]

• Goodbye for now: Why the Islanders could return to Nassau Coliseum. [Yahoo Sports]

• Kudos to the PBS NewsHour for taking time in Thursday evening’s newscast to tell the story of the Fort Dupont Ice Hockey Club, the nation’s oldest minority-oriented youth hockey program. [Color of Hockey]

• A graphical look and analysis of a half season’s worth of goal scoring trends for the Ducks. [Anaheim Calling]

• CWHL vs. NWHL: Competition is good, war is not. [Puckology]

• All The Kings Men Podcast: EP 442 Western Conference Preview with some of the best and brightest around the interwebs. [The Royal Half]

• Jakub Voracek: ‘I had one good season,’ ready to work harder. [CSN Philly]

• Czech ice-hockey star Jaroslav Holik dies at age 72. [AFP]

• The Avalanche are moving AHL affiliate from Lake Erie to San Antonio. [Denver Post]

• Final report from [30 games – 30 nights] 

• “When Terry Trafford died in March 2014, many pointed out the fact that Terry only had hockey in his life. One year after the tragedy, while some players are still in the high of the playoffs but at a time when many others have to deal with the end of their season (and sometimes their young career), this video takes a closer look at how important it is for young hockey players to define themselves not solely around hockey.” [Yahoo]