May 27, 2013

Opening Faceoff: Monday, May 27

By Benjamin Woodward

Today on NEHJ

Andy Merritt will weigh in on the looming official anouncement in Orono that Red Gendron will be the next head coach of the Maine Black Bears.

Good Reads

Steve Buckley at the Boston Herald tells us how Bruins’ coach Claude Julien has learned how to win in Boston.

Yahoo’s Puck Daddy blog has their New York Rangers 2013 eulogy, following the team’s 4-1 series defeat at the hands of the Bruins.’s Joe Haggerty sheds some light on the future of Tuukka Rask in Boston after his recent playoff success.

Quick Hits

Following last night’s 2-1 home-ice victory in Game 6, the San Jose Sharks have forced the first Game 7 of the second round in their series against the defending-champion Los Angeles Kings.

The Blackhawks will look to stave off elimination when they visit Detroit trailing three games to two in their Western Conference semifinal series.

History Lesson

Boston Bruins 1998 second round draft-pick Jonathan Girard turns 33 years old today. In 150 games with the Black and Gold, the right-shot defenseman scored 10 goals and added 34 assists.

Entirely Off-Topic

Apparently, New York Mets’ pitcher Matt Harvey was able to land a date with a European supermodel, thanks to one simple mention on twitter. If only it was that was for all of us. 

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