Sunday, May 11, 2003
A reminder (and thanks to Robbie for reminding me): the CBS News piece on the Laredo Bucks airs today (check your local listings, it's on at 5:30 in Laredo but could be on at 5 in some cities).
Another televised heads-up: Aeros/Griffins, Game 1 of the Calder Cup semi-finals, Monday on Fox Sports Southwest.
The time for Dallas Stars' post-mortems is already past. But here's GM Doug Armstrong's take, as well as a great piece on video replay inspired by Game 5. Personally, I think Mike Heika nailed it. The whole thing was shocking because this was a great team that seemed to be picking up straight from the 2000 finals, but there's only eight players on the current squad who were around back then, and only six from '99. Different team, different coach, different goalie, with the Mighty Ducks in the role of Edmonton 1997.
You look at Roger Neilson and it's almost impossible not to root for Ottawa. 1000 games behind the bench, already in the Hall of Fame... no one deserves it more.
The Jackalopes have re-signed Scott Hillman...And the Brahmas have re-signed Chad Woollard (also, congratulations to Vice President Bowerman).
And so the WHA2 and the ACHL are close to a merger agreement. No wait, they're not going to merge. Definitely not (thanks to the VP of the WHAC for that link).
The Bats' season-ending awards went like I expected... Matt Barnes wrote the final player journal, bittersweet reading, to be sure.