Shaw insight; Dubas staying with Leafs; Neely on Bruins (Puck Headlines)


• That angry viking yelling at the Pittsburgh Penguins bench is actually Nick Mangold of the New York Jets. Security was called to tell him to pipe down. [Shutdown Corner]

• Toronto Maple Leafs wunderkind assistant (to the) general manager, Kyle Dubas, says he’s not ready to be a GM yet, and is sticking with the Leafs to learn. [Sportsnet]

• Insightful and personal commentary on what Andrew Shaw’s homophobic comments means to a Chicago Blackhawks beat writer who identifies as a gay man. [Chicago Tribune]

• If the NHL wants a true culture change, they should just suspend Andrew Shaw without the obligatory ‘investigation.’ [Sporting News]

• And breathe, Washington Capitals fans. Braden Holtby will play in Game 4 after a collision in practice. Taylor Chorney is drawing in for the injured Brooks Orpik. [Washington Times

• Lindy Ruff has ‘been there before’ and is lending his big win playoff knowledge to the Dallas Stars. [Star Tribune]

• Kari Lehtonen and Antti Niemi are working together to prove that a goaltending tandem can win in the playoffs. Niemi will get the start in Game 4. [Dallas Morning News]

• What you need to know about the Anaheim Ducks victory in Game 3 over the Nashville Predators. [OC Register]

• Three things to watch for in Game 4 on Thursday between the Ducks and Preds. [The Tennessean]

• Lead by ownership, the data-driven Florida Panthers are placing high premium on “glue guys.” Seems to be working. [Canadian Press via SN]

• Frame by frame breakdown the ‘Robby Fabbri – Corey Crawford incident’ and the mayhem afterwards. [St. Louis Game Time]

• The Detroit Red Wings have a 10-percent chance of coming back in the series against Tampa. Everybody all together, “So you’re telling me there’s a chance?!” [M Live]

• Let the second guessing of decisions made for the Red Wings lineup begin! [Detroit Free Press]

• Jonathan Drouin (hopefully) has the drama of this past winter behind him and is on the road to redemption with the Tampa Bay Lightning in the playoffs. [ESPN]

• So maybe it isn’t doom and gloom without Steven Stamkos in the lineup. (Should this be comforting/foreboding to Lightning fans?) [THN]

• Cam Neely on Boston Bruins: “We should be playing right now” and more from the B’s President. [CSNNE]

• The 2015-16 Toronto Marlies tore up the AHL standings in the regular season. How do they set the bar for other AHL franchises going forward? [Leafs Nation]

• In an annual survey, Edmonton Oilers fans vote on the players they’d like to see leave the team. Who are the top picks, and do the numbers back up the fact they need to go? [Edmonton Journal]

• Unrestricted free agent goaltending possibilities for the Calgary Flames. [Flames Nation]

• Dave Lozo answers burning questions, such as: Are you standing on an NHL logo? Does that make you a bad human being? Should we still review offside? How many beers at a tailgate is too many? [The Comeback]

• Dale Weise wants to come back to the Montreal Canadiens, but that may not be in the best interest of the team. [EOTP]

• Player grades for the Colorado Avalanche defense. [THW]

• Mikko Rantanen has been added to the Finnish national team’s roster for World Championships in May. [Avalanche]

• Comprehensive plan for restocking the Oilers farm system. [Lowetide]

• Previewing the OHL conference finals: London Knights vs. Erie Otters and Barrie Colts vs. Niagara Ice Dogs. [Buzzing the Net]

• Washington Capitals play-by-play man Joe Beninati has a love for hockey and a passion for fashion. [Washington Post]

• Finally, Sportsnet unearths the legend that is Brent Burns and his beard.