During the Stanley Cup Final we shut down the Hossa/Penguins Photoshops.
We said that Hossa wasn't the important part of the series.
Winning the Stanley Cup was.
Obviously Hossa reads this blog because he didn't show up for the Final.
Now that Lord Stanley's Cup is safely in Pittsburgh and Marian Hossa has been persuaded off of a Detroit-area bridge, we will release the Hossa Photoshops that we received.
That guy tried to kill himself by jumping out of his apartment window.
He ended up in a coma for three days.
That's never going to get old.
Will Rob Scuderi Wave Goodbye To The Penguins?
From our Parade Flickr Group
"What happens is there's only so much pie to go around. For example, if I'm not mistaken, doesn't Malkin go from 3.5 to 8.7? There just goes two more players. It's called math. So depth is really important as much as star power is. But what they've got going for them right now are good players and good players attract good players.
Sometimes when it's a good situation, a good building coming, a good owner, good general manager, maybe you can get guys to come for less."
-- Mike Babcock after game seven
Last offseason several Pittsburgh Penguins players became casualties of the salary cap.
Ryan Malone, Gary Roberts, Jarko Ruutu and Georges Laraque were allowed to leave the Pens.
All of them left for monetary reasons. In the salary cap world NHL general managers have to make difficult decisions.
Every season teams lose players that they would have liked to keep. With the current economy it looks like the salary cap will hold steady this year and decrease in 2011. This means that Ray Shero, like the other 29 GMs in the NHL, will need to make some difficult financial decisions this summer.
Everything you got to know is after the jump.
The NHL Awards are on tonight.
7:30 on Versus and 8:30 on CBC.
The red carpet coverage will be on at 6:15 on NHL.com.
Last year's highlights:
Ovechkin will likely win the Hart Trophy again this year.
Malkin probably won't be able to hear the announcement.
He'll have the Art Ross and Conn Smythe Trophies plugging his ears.
He might not even be able to see the show because of the glare coming off of the Stanley Cup.
Does this stuff ever get old?
The following clip is from the Howard Stern shows sports guy Scott Ferrall. He is a huge Pens fan.
He recorded himself watching Game Seven's final seconds.
NSFW but if you're here, you already knew that.
[If someone from Detroit reads NSFW - which means "not safe for work" - what do they do?]
More chances to relive the moment through others after the jump.