Good morning! Around the Boards is a re-branding of Mile High Sticking’s daily links roundup, and will offer a variety of links from around the NHL to keep you caught up and informed on the world of hockey. Expect anything from game recaps, interviews, and other team insights, to relevant trade speculation (within reason) multiple days a week. With the Stadium Series, Sochi Olympics, the NHL Trade Deadline, and playoff surges all converging in the next few weeks, Samuel L. Jackson has some advice for you.
Over the weekend:
Playing in balmy temperatures, the Ducks shutout the Kings at Dodger Stadium (SI.com via AP).
The Rangers scored six goals in a row to beat the Devils in their Stadium Series clash at Yankee Stadium (SI.com via AP).
The San Jose Sharks wisely locked up Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton to nearly identical 3-year contract extensions (FanSided).
Adam Proteau of The Hockey News looks back on 20 years of Gary Bettman running the NHL (The Hockey News).
The very reliable Bruce Garrioch thinks a Ryan Miller trade is imminent and more in his trade rumors column (Ottawa Sun).
Only two months after breaking his leg, Steven Stamkos is getting closer to returning to the Lightning (FanSided).
Old, Random, or Cool:
Dimitri Filipovic put together an NHL All-Hipster Team (SportingNews NHL).
25 Wayne Gretzky records that will never be broken (NHL.com).