Stolen Gretzky cards worth $200K; Capuano will return for Isles; playing overseas (Puck Headlines)


• No five-star resorts for Jordin Tootoo and Scott Gomez this off-season. [Jordin Tootoo]

• “A hockey memorabilia collection worth $200,000 that took decades to accumulate was stolen from an Ontario home earlier this month. Police aren’t sure if the collection, which featured primarily hockey cards of NHL legend Wayne Gretzky, were taken in a break and enter or simply ‘went missing.'” [Calgary Sun]

• “Red Wings’ GM Ken Holland on coach Mike Babcock: ‘He’s done a fabulous job; we want him back’.” Duh…? [M Live]

• Dreger Report: Babcock the first coaching domino. [TSN]

• Islanders general manager Garth Snow will stick with coach Jack Capuano and staff. [Newsday]

• Incredible first-person story from Chris Collins about playing hockey overseas. The title says a lot, “The Trap.” [The Players Tribune]

• “Rogers scores big on NHL playoff ratings. Viewership for first round of Stanley Cup playoffs increases by 36% over last year, according to ratings company Numeris.” Oh good for Rogers, and here we were, sooooo worried about the near-monopoly’s success. [The Star]

• Wild underdogs against Blackhawks? Not so fast. [Twin Cities]

• 3 reasons the Minnesota Wild should concern the Chicago Blackhawks. [Blackhawk Up]

• Blackhawks looking to improve penalty kill vs. Wild. [CSN Chicago]

• “Training secrets for Suter, Dubnyk? Milk and sleep.” Could that be any more stereotypically folksy-Midwestern?! [Star Tribune]

Goalie faceoff could highlight Lightning versus Canadiens series. [Tampa Bay Times]

• Ben Bishop is having a better playoffs than you think. [Raw Charge]

• Max Pacioretty feels strong and confident about semis. Good to know. [ESPN]

• Carey Price will be the X-factor against the Lightning. [EOTP]

• Vermont coach Kevin Sneddon has signed a contract extension through the 2017-18 season. Sneddon will begin his 13th season at UVM in 2015-16. [College Hockey News]

• Soo Greyhounds beat Erie Otters, extend semifinal to Game 6: OHL post-game questions. [Buzzing the Net]

• A fantasy look back at last year’s free agency disappointments. Names like Ales Hemsky and Dave Bolland top the list. [Dobber Hockey]

• Part 3 of the ‘Days of Y’Orr plays Bruins’ President’ series. This time they focus on NHL free agency and the NHL draft. [DOY]

• NHL Haikus: Second round preview edition. [Icenation UK]

• How old do the LA Kings look? The kids over at TRH put Bing’s new age guessing device to the test on the roster photos. The results may surprise you. [The Royal Half]

• Finally, witness the final seconds of the Rangers/Capitals game through the eyes of the fan with the NHL’s #MyPlayoffsMoment campaign. [NHL]