Here's a few slap shots:
- Eklund fired! - No, not that Eklund. The original Eklund, former Flyers power play specialist Pelle Eklund, was among six scouts fired by the Montreal Canadiens today. Former NHL ref Denis Morel was another of the casualties. Right before the NHL Draft seems like an odd time to fire your scouts. I suspect they must have their draft lists together already.
- Giant Stanley Cup - Roy MacGregor reports that there is an effort to create a giant Stanley Cup statue, complete with Lord Stanley of Preston present, too. As MacGregor says, "they are looking to put up a 20-metre statue to a trophy that stood 180-millimetres tall, spending as much as $8-million to honour a trophy that cost Stanley $48.67." The statue would be in Ottawa, although the exact location is still up for debate.