Game 4: Stanley Cup Game Day Must-Reads


Game 4 is less than 11 hours away, and here are a few of the better stories on the net to help get you prepped for tonight’s Game 4:

Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald writes about the Bruins needing to continue to play with emotion.

Matt Kalman of The Bruins Blog says Ryder and Peverley need to step up to fill the void left by Horton’s injury.

Cam Cole of the Vancouver Sun has the Canucks’ reaction to the Rome hit. I’d love to see that scumbag Alain Vigneault’s response if it had been Adam McQuaid knocking out Daniel Sedin with the same hit. He is a phony and encouraged the mockery of the game with diving and poking fingers in people’s faces — things I am sure he learned while coaching Montreal. looks at five defining moments of the final so far.

Video of The Hockey News puck panel discussing the animosity in this year’s final.

Lance Hornby/ has the Maple Leafs aggressively pursuing a trade for the rights to Brad Richards.

Karine Gagnon looks at Quebec City’s decision to hold up a new arena. interviews Mike Murphy about the Rome suspension.

The Boston Globe’s Shira Springer examines the fine line between celebrating violence in the NHL and condemning the illegal hits.

Michael Sekeres of the Globe & Mail says the Canucks are the NHL’s most-hated team.

Sean Zandberg of Nucks Misconduct has a Game 4 preview.

Too Many Men on the Site’s mock draft continues with Washington’s selection.

Boston Sports Desk has an interview with Alex Burrows.