NHL Playoffs: Grow up, Marchand. Grow up.

  • Brad Marchand played his best monosyllabic Neanderthal in postgame interviews. Why? Because he was upset that before Game 2, Sportsnet Canada’s Kyle Bukauskas had asked him about stomping on Cam Atkinson’s stick in OT in Game 1. Sure, the question was a touch sarcastic. But you’re going to be 31, Brad. Sportsnet is an NHL media partner. Two words, Brad: grow up.
  • Brent Burns isn’t just an offensive stud. His hip check on Mikko Rantanen left the Avs’ star with a charley horse and one good leg. It’s like getting Kronwalled, except getting Burnsed is way better.

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NHL Playoffs: Clutch is real

  • Wikipedia says “clutch” is the “phenomenon of athletes under pressure, usually in the last minutes of a game, to summon strength, concentration and whatever else necessary to succeed, to perform well, and perhaps change the outcome of the game.” Wikipedia needs a picture of Justin Williams. Game winner. He’s incredible.
  • I wonder how many seconds it took Mike Babcock to text Kyle Dubas a told-you-so about Curtis McElhinney.

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NHL Playoffs: Bob’s big payday is here

  • Who pays more for Sergei Bobrovsky — the Florida Panthers or Calgary Flames? The contract just gets bigger and bigger with each save.
  • Matt Duchene has five goals in the playoffs. That’s in seven games. BTW it’s one more than he had in 23 after arriving in Columbus after the deadline deal. How far north of $8 million does he make annually on his next deal?

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