Here are your Evening Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media.
Jim Kelley of Sportsnet offers an interesting take about Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock and the sports psychology involved for Game 6: "He needs to show his players that they weren't that good in the first period and that they did things they normally don't do and that if they can fix those things they have an advantage." Bingo.
Then again, perhaps the Wings were just distracted by the star power at the Joe for Game 5: Kid Rock and Nickelback's Chad Kroeger. But enough about them: You see that beauty up there? Yowzer. Perfect size, something you can put your hands around. Yep, that's one hell of a telephoto lens.
Brett Hull would like to know: Was Tiger Woods a hockey fan before he wasn't a hockey fan? [The Hockey News]
In response to that Jim Balsillie story from earlier today, Tom Hicks would like Dallas Stars fans to know that their team isn't for sale and that good tickets are still available for the Rangers and Indians tonight. [Dallas Stars Blog]
The city of Pembroke would love to honor their hockey team, the Lumber Kings, by renaming a street for them. As long as it doesn't cost too much. And as long as we never have to live on Pembroke Lumber Kings Boulevard. [Daily Observer]
The Maple Leafs have given Ron Wilson until Monday to accept their head coaching position or
they'll be forced to secretively ask Brian Burke who's next on his list they'll likely move on. [Globe & Mail]
Finding a Pittsburgh Penguins bar in New York City is about as hard as finding a homeless guy in New York City that doesn't talk to himself and smell like eggs. And yet Tecmo found one. A bar, that is. [PSMP]
Finally, two takes on the NHL's recent ratings success from the MSM. Bob Hunter of the Columbus Dispatch believes more sports fans would watch hockey if they could understand icing. Ray Ratto of Sportsline, meanwhile, writes what has to be the line of the day: "Game 5 made people who normally wouldn't care about Game Anything think that maybe they would like to see a Game 7, just on the off-chance that hockey's like this more often than they realized."