* Coaches keep saying that they want better "managing the puck" but fans don't have a clue what it means.

* Neither do the coaches but it sure sounds good; or so they think.

* No matter how he shakes it Marc-Andre Fleury can't help being Marc-Andre Fleury.

* That explains why the Penguins never will win another Stanley Cup with The Flower annually wilting in the playoffs.

* I ask you, is Dan Bylsma a first-rate coach? That's what Pittsburgh fans have been debating for a few years.

* Since Randy Carlyle has survived the Toronto guillotine -- don't ask me how -- which Leaf will get the axe?

* I say Brendan Shanahan will try to move Phil Kessel which is possible since nobody will take David Clarkson.

* Give Lindy Ruff credit; he did get Dallas into the playoffs, didn't he?

* Give Mike Milbury credit; when he's wrong he lets his NBC audience know it.

* Right now the best, little forward in the NHL is Mats Zuccarello.

* Tuukka Rask vs. Carey Price is like a 15-round Heavyweight championship fight.