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Dater’s Daily: Fleury’s muff, Avs alumni softball, Soderberg back to Sweden



Good Saturday to you all. This is Day 10, post-Avs-elimination, and, yeah, it still stinks. We all could have been watching the Avs and Canadiens go at it last night and yes I’ll stop now.

Some links, notes, thoughts, etc.

  • Marc-Andre Fleury’s muff of a puck behind his net in Game 3 last night was very similar to the one Patrick Roy had in Game 4 of the 2001 Stanley Cup Finals, in New Jersey. Roy’s gaffe, which resulted in a Jay Pandolfo goal, cost the game. But Patrick Roy would atone for that, with a brilliant final two games and a Stanley Cup. We’ll see if Flower can recover from this too.
  • Carl Soderberg is going back to Sweden, signing a two-year deal with the Malmo Redhawks of the Swedish League (Daily Faceoff)
  • Best wishes to Carl in his homeland. I always got the sense that he couldn’t wait to go back home.
  • The Avs Alumni Association had a softball game yesterday to benefit charities. Here are some pics:

  • Caps fans: Tuesday at noon eastern, the latest Hockey Now site will go live. Washington Hockey Now (Washington Hockey Now)
  • NYI: Yeah, the New York Islanders sent a message in Game 1, but ever since, the Tampa Bay Lightning have been reminding the Islanders why they’re the champs. 
  • It was the 10th anniversary of the Boston Bruins winning Game 7 and the Stanley Cup in Vancouver. Milan Lucic, an integral part of that team, crashed Rogers Arena with a couple of Stellas to celebrate. 
  • The Penguins just might need a center after Seattle plucks a player from the Penguins roster. Or if you just want to know who’s fading, who’s a bargain–three NHL scouts gave us a peek at their scouting reports on a few UFA centers, including Nick Bonino, Eric Haula, and Ryan Getzlaf.
  • Is Seth Jones just looking for more appreciation from his team, or next destination? (Hockey News)
  • Craig Morgan spits the hot truth for Coyotes fans that Arizona is probably going to have to tank for the next couple of years if they hope to build a Stanley Cup winner. At least there’s not a giant, demanding fan base they have to sell it to. (Arizona Coyotes Insider)
  • I just realized I haven’t been in a movie theater for well over a year. Anyone have any good recommendations of what’s out there? Today could be a day I take one in. Hopefully, it won’t have much swearing in it :).

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