2019 NHL draft lottery:— Matt Porter (@mattyports) April 10, 2019
4. COL (from OTT)
They talk about Gretzky’s 92 goals or Sittler’s 10 pts in one game as records that may never be broken. But winning 5 draft lotteries in your first 9 years in the league? In 2 different draft lottery eras, no less. That is a record that will stand forever.— Taylor Hall (@hallsy09) April 10, 2019
Following the NBA more closely with this Raptors run has really opened my eyes to how great a league it is. There is a real sense of bravado and showmanship that you don’t see in other sports. The stars are on display every night and it’s impressive— Taylor Hall (@hallsy09) May 31, 2019
No shade. Just complimenting another league. They have so many advantages over other leagues. Visibility through the roof— Taylor Hall (@hallsy09) May 31, 2019
Travis Yost (@travisyost) May 31, 2019
Did the NHL win the war on concussions? It can feel like it, especially to those still fighting the fight, or those like the Boogaards, left wondering what it was all for and watching Gary Bettman deny any link between CTE and hockey. For the weekend: https://t.co/QK0IpIKjYw— John Branch (@JohnBranchNYT) May 31, 2019
By Kevin Allen | Feb. 4, 2015
"They asked, 'If we could give you a pill that you could take that would guarantee that you would be part of a Stanley Cup-winning team and a Olympic gold medal team, but you couldn't live past age 25, would you take that pill?'" Crosby recalled, laughing at the memory.
Crosby knew the Rangers were trying to ascertain whether he would be willing to do anything for his team. "But it was such a weird question, and I remember thinking, 'How do you answer that?'" he said.
"I wouldn't take the pill," he told the Rangers, "because I plan to win more than one of those."
Crosby's answer was both perfect and prophetic. [...]
Montreal asked prospects about a Ferrari. Husband owned a Ferrari. Wife sold it. Then she bought him a Honda Civic. The question asked if the prospects was why the Honda Civic is better than the Ferrari? 🤣— Mark Scheig (@markscheig) June 1, 2019
So some missed the python question. Some prospects were asked if there was a 50-foot python outside the door who hadn’t eaten in 5 months and there’s a group of you, who goes first and what do you do about it?— Mark Scheig (@markscheig) June 1, 2019
Ryan Suzuki was asked to tell a joke. What’s orange and sounds like a parrot? A carrot. 🤣🤣🤣— Mark Scheig (@markscheig) June 1, 2019
That’s bad. Suzuki agreed. pic.twitter.com/FmAkvC7pEn
Suzuki said that he got asked about his brother Nick a lot. In a moment of honesty, he said he got a little sick of that. #NHLCombine— Mark Scheig (@markscheig) June 1, 2019
*team gathers decision-makers into room*— Steve Dangle Glynn (@Steve_Dangle) May 31, 2019
“Raise your hands if Kaapo Kakko missing the draft combine changes your opinion of him.”
*several people raise their hand*
“Ok now wave bye cuz you’re fired.” https://t.co/HVMS47v9Mf
NHL sorting hat: Slytherin! https://t.co/EoViKnTAaY— joepack (@JoePack) June 1, 2019
LOfuckingL pic.twitter.com/5XI6SGfnXS— Jessica Luther (@jessicawluther) June 1, 2019
Lots of great Bruins fans that don't deserve to be associated with barstool, many of whom have been repeatedly harassed by barstool employees and fanboys over the years. This is simply a shitty move but the @NHLBruins. Their PR department should know better.— Andrew Berkshire (@AndrewBerkshire) May 29, 2019
Of course the Bruins know Barstool’s history. They just don’t care about it. Fin.— Travis Yost (@travisyost) May 29, 2019
By Jeff M. Jones | May 29, 2019
It’s worth noting that the Business Operations section of the Bruins staff directory lists only one woman, and she appears to be at the bottom of the organizational chart. Leah Leahy’s name is literally the last one on the page, and as “Vice President of Premium Sales and Service,” it seems unlikely that her role would include branding and sponsorships as much as sales of suites and other high-tier seating. Instead, it looks like guys named Matt, Chris, and Josh thought this was a wise path for the organization to take.
On this day in 2007, Sidney Crosby was named the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The rest is history.