Hockey News: Lightning Tie the Series; Oilers Hire a New Coach?

How about that Tyler Johnson? [Today’s Slap Shot] Good find, Steve Yzerman. [Globe and Mail]

It’s not easy being an NHL linesman. [Deadspin]

The Blackhawks make a lot of good decisions. Acquiring Kimmo Timonen was not one of them. [Bleacher Report]

Could Dan Bylsma be headed to San Jose? [Real GM]

 (Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)
(Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)


Mike Babcock and his Lebron James decision is expected to come down on Wednesday. [MLive], [The Score][Winging it in Motown] and [Detroit Free Press].

It looks like Toronto may be out of the running. [Leafs Nation]

And it won’t be Edmonton, because the Oilers have found their man. [Mercury News] and [CBC]

What does this mean for Todd Nelson? [MTT Geeks]

The odds of drafting successfully: [Canucks Army]

No, Alex Galchenyuk isn’t going to the KHL. [Eyes on the Prize]

The Winnipeg Jets are rich with prospects. Who might we see in their lineup next season? [Jets Nation]

Connor McDavid and the OHL Finals. [Edmonton Journal]

Connor McDavid
Connor McDavid (Photo: OHL Images)

The QMJHL playoffs ended with a thriller last night. [Sportsnet]

Were this year’s World Championships more interesting than the NHL playoffs? [Trib Live]

Some members of Team Russia left the ice instead of staying for the Canadian National Anthem. [Yahoo Sports]

Don’t sleep on Jake DeBrusk. [Pucks Don’t Lie]

And finally, the Flyers go outside of the NHL for their head coach. [Pro Hockey Talk]