Hockey News: Rangers Stay Alive; Spezza Wants a Trade

The New York Rangers really didn’t want to see the Cup awarded to another team on their turf. [New York Post]

Or the Kings just really wanted to win at home. They have that opportunity now. [LA Times]

The Rangers just needed some puck luck. And bad ice. [Puck Daddy]

What’s up with Rick Nash? [Star Ledger]

Valeri Nichushkin has been compared to Rangers forward Rick Nash. (Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)
(Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

The great Darryl Sutter, in montage form. [Fox Sports]

The Oilers coaching staff is taking shape. [Edmonton Journal]

Like the previous Sens captain before him, Jason Spezza wants out of Ottawa. Where might he go? [Nilsen Report]

Not surprisingly, Tomas Vanek won’t be returning to the Habs next season. [Sportsnet]

New Pens GM Jim Rutherford is wasting no time getting things started. [Trib Live]

(Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
(Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

We’re still talking about Sidney Crosby’s struggles in the playoffs. [Pensburgh]

And come next season, he will be the best player in the world again like nothing happened. [Deadspin]

Matt Niskanen is still undecided about returning to Pittsburgh. The new coach might make a difference. [Pens Labyrinth]

Drew Doughty vs. Joe Thornton. [NESN]

Jumbo Joe would accept a trade if that’s what the fans wanted. [Too Many Men on the Site]

And finally, the story of team Canada goalie Charline Labonte. [SB Nation]