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Bird Droppings: Your Links For Tuesday, April 12th

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Does anyone remember hearing about Hainsey getting nominated for the Masterson or the reason behind it? Was it because he had to suffer through being paired with Odyua and Bogosian?
Does anyone remember hearing about Hainsey getting nominated for the Masterson or the reason behind it? Was it because he had to suffer through being paired with Odyua and Bogosian?

Thrashers News:

Well hey, the draft lottery's tonight. Excitement. I'll be covering it (all half hour) at SB Nation Atlanta, but if you guys'd like I can put up a game day thread style thing. Mostly just as an excuse for you guys to chat it up, but since the lottery's an annual tradition, I figure it might be worth a thread.

Rawhide runs down the positives and negatives of this past season.

 

Around the NHL:

Patrick Kane admits that he's a 12 year old girl. Just kidding. He admits that he can't grow a beard, so he's rocking the mullet again this year. That's fun and all, and thank you for not growing a creepy patchy beard like Crosby, but why do you have a fade? Oh my God, that's not Kane - that's Vanilla Ice. My bad.

Puck Daddy looks at the nominees for the Masterton trophy. They're all deserving, but he whittles the list down to a pretty decent six.  BTW, Ron Hainsey is our nominee. Did anyone catch a press release announcing this at any point?

Three coaches lost their gigs yesterday: Peter DeBoer, Todd Richards, and Jacques Lemaire. Only one of those was willingly, and because of age. Guess. Also, who do you guys think is the next to go? You really have to wonder about Joe Sacco. You can't have an implosion that horribly epic and keep your jobs.

No one ever accused Detroit of modesty.

Litter Box Cats is polling to see who your Eastern and Western adopted teams are. Leading at the time of this links compilation, Tampa Bay and Vancouver.

ESPN is reporting that Ken Hitchcock, DeBoer, and Scott Arniel are coaching Canada at the World Championships.

Nucks Misconduct breaks down Vancouver's series against Chicago, as well as the other playoff series that start on Wednesday.

 

All righty, draft lottery. 8:00. Versus (but it's really the TSN broadcast). Be there or be square.