Last year was Devin Shore’s 1st NHL season and he was one of the few players for the Dallas Stars to play all 82 games. His production of 13 goals and 20 assists placed him 16th against all rookie skaters
Did you know: Shore started his AHL career by scoring 26 points (15 goals, 11 assists) in 23 games in 2015-16 before getting sidelined by an injury.
Mike Heika takes a look at how Shore fit in last year and what might the Stars get from him next season. (SportsDay DFW)
The Calder Cup Finals are set with the Grand Rapids Griffins (Detroit) against the Syracuse Crunch (Tampa Bay). For the Griffins they be looking to win it all like they did in 2013. Red Wings GM Ken Holland opens up about his enjoyment of Grand Rapids playoff run, since Detroit missed the playoffs. (Michigan Live)
A preview of the 1st game of the Stanley Cup Finals tomorrow night from fellow SB Nation pages On the Forecheck (Nashville) and Pensburgh (Pittsburgh).
Predators vs. Penguins Preview: A Look At Pittsburgh’s Forwards https://t.co/TvIKxS0Lgt— On The Forecheck (@OnTheForecheck) May 27, 2017
Although this is the 1st matchup ever between the Pens and Preds in the playoffs, the 2 teams do have a history. In 2014 Nashville traded forward James Neal for Patric Hornqvist. Hornqvist is close to returning from injury. (NBCSN)
You might not want to watch the finals with this guy.
Nashville has one of the best defense corps and with their average age of just short of 27 years old, it looks like they will be around for a while. (NBCSN)
The last 2 Western Conference champs have come from non-traditional hockey markets Nashville and San Jose. The new Vegas team can learn a thing or 2 from these teams for a game plan to their future. (SinBin Vegas)
Having to win 16 games with a potential of playing 28 games makes winning the Stanley Cup one of the hardest things in professional sports. Five for Howling (Arizona) seems to disagree with notion. Not sure of their methodology, but it looks like they did a lot of research. (Five For Howling)
This will ease the pain of missing out on the Cup but Senators goalie Craig Anderson’s Nicole is cancer free.
Once a playoff series ends it always interesting to find out what injuries players played through. Ducks GM Bob Murray said that defensemen Sami Vatanen and Hampus Lindholm played with torn labrums (shoulder). This and 29 other thoughts from Elliotte Friedman. (Sportsnet)
One name mentioned a lot during the trade deadline was the Avalanche Matt Duchene. Now a former teammate has revealed in an interview that Duchene wants to continue his career away from Denver. (Hockey Feed)
Shawn Thornton retired this year and threw his skates in the trash, he also did this after winning the cup in 2007 but somebody took them. Now he has put his skates up for charity. (Sports Illustrated)
Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko called the National Team “spineless” after their performance at recent World Championship. (Deadspin)
Finally some big hits and bloopers from the 2017 World Championship.