Saturday, May 26, 2012

Habs hire Dudley, Devils advance, Gagne, Final preview and more

It's over!

Well, the 2012 semi-finals are over. If you didn't see it, the New Jersey Devils defeated the Rangers in Game 6, last night.

It was yet another hard fought victory for the grinding Devils. You've got to hand it to the Rangers though, down 2-0 after one only to comeback and tie it up in the second.

The third solved nothing and it was overtime again where Jersey playoff standout, Adam Henrique, potted the series winner a few short minutes in.

And with that, the Devils are off to the finals versus a well primed and rest Kings squad. That should be one hell of a series! For what it's worth, I'm picking the Kings in 6. They just look unbeatable right now.

On that Habs front, GM Marc Bergevin made his first appointment, naming Rick Dudley as his assistant GM. You can read the full press release below, but suffice it to say that the Habs now have three all-world talent evaluators in their ranks (Bergevin, Dudley, and Timmins).

That can only bode well for the future of this franchise.

Habs News

HabsAddict.com - Press Release - Habs name Rick Dudley assistant GM

RDS - Rick Dudley ├ępaulera Marc Bergevin

Hockey News

TSN - DEVILS BEAT RANGERS IN OT, ADVANCE TO STANLEY CUP FINAL

TSN - MCKENZIE: DEVILS' GRINDERS CONTINUE TO PLAY A PIVOTAL ROLE

TSN - CULLEN: HENRIQUE'S HEROICS SEND DEVILS TO STANLEY CUP FINAL

TSN - GAGNE ENJOYING KINGS' SUCCESS, RETURNS TO PRACTICE

TSN - BLUES CEO STEPPING DOWN FOLLOWING OWNERSHIP CHANGE

THN - 2012 NHL Stanley Cup final preview

THN - Broduer shows Lundqvist how to win in playoffs

(Photo: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images North America)

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