With the retirement of Teemu Selanne, the Anaheim Ducks re-evaluate where the franchise is headed.
Anaheim caved under the pressure and succumbed to the rival Los Angeles Kings 6-2 in Game 7 of the Western Conference Second Round series in a building in which it had started the season 20-0-2. Murray talked Monday on the team's exit meetings day, and the game still haunted him.
"When you sit and watch, after the all years in this business, you worry the night before that your team may be too nervous, too apprehensive," Murray said. "There's all sorts of things that go through your mind, and they're your worst nightmare. But it's something you have to take and move on from. You've got to learn from that. We're at that point where we can't allow this to happen. We've got to move forward."
With Carey Price officially out of the game for the remainder of the Eastern Conference Finals, people have questioned Chris Kreider's actions on the play. He seems less than concerned about the goaltender, creating some controversy.
Engulfed by a throng of reporters at his stall Monday, Kreider said he had only one regret on the play.
"I look back on it and think I wish I would've put it into the net," he said.
Amid criticism from the Canadiens side that he has a previous history with goaltenders -- Kreider was whistled for goalkeeper interference against the Penguins' Marc-Andre Fleury in Game 6 in the conference semifinals -- Kreider said he has been and will continue to play with physicality and drive the net.
"I think I'm a clean player," Kreider said. "I don't go out with the intent to hurt anyone ever."
Ryan Boulding shows us why Roy is the man in Colorado.
“Patrick was always my top candidate,” said Sakic at Roy’s introductory press conference, putting faith in his former teammate. “Patrick has a great hockey mind, is a tremendous coach, and there’s no one more passionate about this game. He’ll bring a winning attitude to this dressing room and help this young team grow.”
Would Roy be steady and reliable, a stone coaching pillar on which his players could lean on the road to victory? Or would he be the hotheaded, cocky, impassioned goaltender that defined his legacy as a player?
The only thing Roy offered early on was something that would eventually come to define the new attitude throughout the season.
“We might not be winning the Stanley Cup next year,” said Roy during his first minutes with the franchise. “But one thing I know, we’re going to have a Stanley cup attitude and I think that’s going to carry us a long way.”