Your Friendly Tuesday Links Roundup: The Kings May or May Not be on the Ropes Edition

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The Kings are in an 0-2 hole. This isn't the first time they've been in this position, either. Will tonight's game against the Blackhawks be the beginning of a turnaround, or will the end the evening on the brink of playoff elimination?

DUCKS NEWS

  • Corey Perry was voted by all 13 members of the NHL.com "Dream Draft" panel as the best No. 28 first-round pick ever. The fact that Corey Perry was selected 28th overall shows how deep the 2003 Draft was. [NHL.com]
  • A profile of Kyle Palmieri. [Anaheim Ducks]
  • Sean from Pucks Of A Feather analyzes Hockey's Future's Top 20 Ducks Prospects. Igor Bobkov comes in at number 19. [Pucks Of A Feather]
  • The Fort Wayne Komets will hold a press conference at 2 pm on Wednesday to announce the hiring of their new coach. [Fort Wayne Homepage]
  • John Gibson has won USA Hockey's Bob Johnson Award, which recognizes excellence in international hockey competition during a specific season. [Anaheim Ducks]
AROUND THE NHL

  • The Pittsburgh Penguins stars' were completely embarrassed over the past four periods of playoff hockey by the Boston Bruins, and now find themselves down 2-0 in the East final. [CBC]
  • The good people at Battle of California would like to inform you that the Chicago Blackhawks are a racist bunch of racists. And Game 3 of the Western Conference Final is tonight! [Battle of California]
  • The Nashville Predators will listen to trade offers for the No. 4 pick in the June 30 NHL Draft, but they would only deal it for 'an offer that you can't refuse,' assistant GM Paul Fenton said. The Colorado Avalanche and the Florida Panthers, who currently have the No. 1 and 2 picks, respectively, are also willing to listen to similarly "unrefuseable" offers. [The Tennessean]
  • The revamped Competition Committee (of which Randy Carlyle is a member) will meet for the first time Tuesday in Toronto. The Committee will make recommendations on how the game is played, including rule changes and equipment regulations. [NHL.com]
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