Daily Cupcakes - Links From Around the NHL - May 9th, 2012

Mar 26, 2012; San Jose, CA, USA; Colorado Avalanche right wing Milan Hejduk (23) before a face off against the San Jose Sharks during the second period at HP Pavilion. San Jose defeated Colorado 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE

Theo Fleury will star in a documentary.

"This is more of a character study about an intriguing personality who in many ways is a walking contradiction," producer/director Larry Day said to The Canadian Press - he is a Calgary-based filmmaker whose owns the company Pyramid Productions. "He's mercurial but very charismatic. He's funny, he's at times angry. He's very smart and yet he's capable of doing some foolish things. Just about anything you can imagine happening to a hockey player has happened to Theoren Fleury so it's an amazing story. And that in a nutshell makes for a good film."

Why the regular season still matters in the NHL.

Even with all the parity and overtime games, a top two team in the conference is still by far the most likely to get to the final four and eventually win.

And part of what makes it look like so many upsets are happening every year is the way the NHL standings are structured, with teams being rewarded with undeserved No. 3 seeds struggling to get out of the first or second round.

Here's all of this represented graphically, with average playoff wins by seeding and final four appearances by seeding.

The Blues might have new owners soon.

While the hockey world focuses on the state of the Phoenix Coyotes' ownership situation and possible sale, the St. Louis Blues could reportedly find themselves with new owners by the end of the week.

According to the Globe and Mail, two sources have said that an ownership group led by Tom Stillman is expected to purchase the Blues franchise, their American Hockey League affiliate Peoria Rivermen, and the management rights to the Scottrade Center for a sum of US$130 million. The deal would also include a share of the Peabody Opera House from Dave Checketts and TowerBrook Capital Partners LP, an investment fund.

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