Snider’s Bullies; Tim Peel out of playoff jail; Williams’s mom’s hair (Puck Headlines)


• Stellar, and timely, redesign of the NHL Draft Lottery logo for this year. [@EarlSleek]

• Right before his passing, anthem singer Lauren Hart used FaceTime to bring the building to Ed Snider on Saturday’s game. [NHL]

• For Snider’s Broad Street Bullies, only the strong survived. []

• “Gary Bettman understands what was wrong with last year’s ‘Katy Perry’ chant in Winnipeg. He didn’t see it at the time, but he does now. I know this because I sat at a table with him on Wednesday and discussed it.” [Melissa Geschwind]

• Wolverine has signed with the Winnipeg Jets. Wait. Check that. University of Michigan Wolverines star Kyle Connor has signed with the Jets. [Detroit Free Press]

• TIM PEEL ALERT! Your officials for the first round of the playoffs have been set. [Scouting the Refs]

• Bruce Arthur: “The Leafs have spent their year intentionally wandering into the wilderness, and next they try to find their way back. When will they get back? Well, not everyone reads the map the same way, because the map doesn’t, strictly speaking, exist.” [Toronto Star]

• The Boston Bruins didn’t choke. They simply weren’t good enough to make the playoffs from the start. [Boston Globe]

• Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik extends community heroes charity program for another five years; pledging additional $10-million. [Tampa Bay Times]

• Justin Williams’ family is awesome. Mom riffs on poofy hair. Son calls dad hero. [RMNB]

• Meet Harnarayan Singh, who is living a dream, as a part of Hockey Night in Canada: Punjabi Edition. [Macleans]

• Jack Capuano took to the media to call out his players, and it didn’t work. What’s the point then? [Eyes on Isles]

• Bill Foley, leader of the would-be Las Vegas expansion team, is the owner every NHL team wishes they had. [The Sin Bin]

• Seriously, don’t expect the Carolina Hurricanes to move to Quebec any time soon. [Puck Drunk Love]

• Detroit Red Wings fans are still reeling from the retirement announcement of Pavel Datsyuk, but they must look ahead to the future. [Wings Nation]

• Despite all the drama surrounding the Flint Firebirds, draft pick Ty Dellandrea is excited to bring about a culture change in the organization. [Buzzing the Net]

• Learning from their rivals up the road, the Anaheim Ducks to a page out of the Los Angeles Kings playbook and put defense first; thus sparking their turnaround. [LA Times]

• A year-in-review overview of the Edmonton Oilers. [Oilers Nation]

• Three players the New York Riveters need to concentrate on re-signing. [The Hockey Writers]

• Top 10 fantasy hockey sleeper picks for the first round of the playoffs. [Dobber]

• The three best hockey cartoons ever. Homer and Marge would be proud. [THN]

• “Everything a good Canadian needs to make it in life is provided through table hockey.” The origin story of table hockey. [Toronto Sun]

• Finally, is it a little dusty in here? Watch the Jets make Connor Gamble’s wish come true.