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Silver Nuggets: Calder Cup schedule set; More on the draft and Spezza

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With the Houston Aeros win last night, they will now face the Binghamton Senators in the Calder Cup Final. Game one will be on Friday night in Houston. In the NHL, the Vancouver Canucks eliminated the San Jose Sharks in five games to advance to the Stanley Cup final. The Canucks will be the first Canadian club to make the final since the 2007 Ottawa Senators. This will also be the first time since I have watched hockey that a Canadian club will be the clear favourite in the final. Leading the way for the Canucks has been Henrik Sedin, with a ridiculous 12 points (all assists) in only 5 games against San Jose.

Here are today's links:

General Sens News

  • Hockey Prospectus has a listing of their top prospects and a couple of shocking ones. Gabriel Landeskog is down at #13! That's right, 13. Adam Larsson is also down at #5. (Hockey Prospectus)
  • The 6th Sens is okay with a player that might take a few years to play for Ottawa. Also, they have a few comments about Jason Spezza's numbers this season. (The 6th Sens)
  • Here is a review of Jason Spezza's season. (Senshot)
  • Also from Senshot, they wonder if because of Adam Larsson possibly staying in Sweden for a season will drop him down to #4 in the draft. In that case, they analyse a hypothetical trade with New Jersey to draft Larsson. (Senshot)

More after the jump.

General Hockey News

  • The mayors of Winnipeg and Atlanta both comment on the current situation involving those cities and the Thrashers. (TSN)
  • The city of Winnipeg is pretty excited about the expected return of NHL hockey, as one would expect. (Yahoo!)
  • Brian Rafalski retires and saves the Red Wings $6 million in cap room next season by doing so. (TSN)