You never know what you might catch a professional athlete doing away from the game. Teemu Selanne, now retired from hockey, is a golf caddy? With coveralls and a bag of clubs, Selanne walked the walk alongside the Finnish golfer Mikko Ilonen at Augusta. If anyone can do it, Teemu can. The 44-year-old Selanne didn’t miss a beat and looked quite excited with his new job. After the video announcing one more year of hockey due to golf frustrations, it looks like those frustrations are gone and Selanne is staying retired.
For those of us who are watching every team in the league to track the post season picture, the Washington Capitals handed the Boston Bruins a shut out loss. What does this mean for the Rangers? Well, it affects our first round opponents. In theory, if the Ottawa Senators beat the Rangers at home, in regulation, they could jump in the standings high enough to claim the top wild card spot. This would force Boston out of the post season and drop the Pittsburgh Penguins to the second wild card slot in the east. WOAH! Things could get REALLY interesting REALLY fast.
Henrik Lundqvist will sport a new mask showing support for the New York Fire Department as the next up for his series of charity auction pieces.
— Henrik Lundqvist (@HLundqvist30) April 8, 2015
In theory, there should be an NYPD mask to follow, but we will wait to see what happens! If you are interested in bidding on any of the masks in his special collection go here. Proceeds benefit the Henrik Lundqvist Foundation.
Kevin Hayes is nothing short of impressive in his NHL freshman season debut. While many feel as though he should be among the Calder Trophy candidates, this may not be a reality for him. Regardless of the outcome, Hayes is by far an amazing addition to the Rangers’ lineup this season.
Every team in the league nominates a player for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy . Last year Dominic Moore won for his return to the league after losing his wife to a rare form of cancer. This year Marc Staal is the Rangers’ nominee. You may remember this: <WARNING> this does show the puck hit Staal’s eye and there is blood.
Last season Staal returned to the team and the lineup but never quite seemed to have the same spring in his step as he had before the accident. This season, he is back with a vengeance and is clearly a major part of the defense.
The Minnesota Wild are on their way to a third consecutive post season appearance thanks to goal tending. Last season they managed to make it to the post season when Ilya Bryzgalov posted consecutive shutouts as the season came to an end. This year a trade with the Arizona Coyotes landed Devan Dubnyk up north and the rest is history. The new celebrity of Minnesota is as beloved by their fans as Hank is in New York!