Daily Pucking Grind. Dark Roast. April 14th

Alex Semin Wins It In OT. Source: Canadian Press

Today’s musical choice on “new releases Thursday” is a brand new song from The Artic Monkeys, Don’t Sit Down Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair.

Here’s your links for Thursday:

All the home teams won last night….except the Ducks.  The TSN Scoreboard.

Puck Daddy’s Three Stars for opening night of the playoffs.

CBC’s opening montage for the Hawks-Canucks series.

Going to Slovakia.  Jack Skille has been named to play for Canada at the Worlds.  On Frozen Pond.

20 Questions about the 2011 Playoffs. The Hockey News.

Being a top seeded team doesn’t equal success…All the time.  NHL.com

Defence, defence, defence.  It’s what makes a difference in the playoffs.  Globe and Mail.

Patrick Kane a family man?  Yes.  Vancouver Sun.

The Active Stick makes her playoff predictions as only she can.

Finally, some of the boys here at FanSided have started out clean shaven for the playoffs.  Myself includedBill Mayer actually is going to go full beard.  Here’s the before.  Stay tuned for the after.

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Topics: Alexander Semin, Daily Pucking Grind, Jack Skille, Nhl Playoffs, Patrick Kane, World Championships

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