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Nothing to see here, move along...

Milling around the bench
Milling around the bench
James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

There's nothing left but the analysis.

  • Who's in charge here, anyway? A lucid explanation of the move would have been welcome, the presser that resulted was "clumsy." [BostonHerald]

  • Cam Neely protests that he is not a micromanager, and does not aspire to be GM. [WEEI]

  • Neely does, however wield power, and advocated the firing of Claude Julien mid season. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • The firing was a done deal a month ago, and it had a lot to do with younger players being unable to step up and displace expensive veterans on the roster. [PatriotLedger]

  • NEXT! Who might be ready to fill the General Manager postition? [BostonHerald]

  • Here are the three best and worst transactions of Peter Chiarelli's tenure... [BostonHerald]

  • ...along with the best and worst of player draft results during the same period. [MassLive]

  • Patrice Bergeron 's reaction was as one would expect. Milan Lucic expressed his surprise, and why. [BostonHerald]

  • The new GM would do well to learn from the circumstances surrounding his predecessor's exit. It wasn't the numbers as much as personalities and posturing. [BostonHerald]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Enjoy SportsNet's playoff opening montage. [KuklasKorner]

  • This year's playoff spots went to the teams with youth, health, and the best goaltenders. [ESPN]

  • Have some observations surrounding the first night of competition for the Stanley Cup. [HockeyBuzz]

  • Home ice advantage is overrated. So there. [TSN]

  • Peter Forsberg has found a new way to spend his time, and with younger teammates. [BarDown]

  • Enjoy these 8-bit depictions of the Stanley Cup Playoff teams. [BarDown]

  • The Predators will not tolerate Blackhawks fans trying to wear 'Hawks gear to the rink. They will be arrested. NO, REALLY! [TheHeckler]

  • Oldie but goodie: When a playoff game begins to look like it will go to overtime, here are the 25 stages that lead you up to the final game winning goal. [Grantland]

  • Dig into this preview of the Eastern Conference playoff action, complete with history, who to watch, and injuries. [Grantland]

  • Here's a list of why each playoff team is going to lose. [ProHockeyTalk]

  • LARCENY! Did you know the Stanley Cup has been stolen or misplaced... and returned, more than once? [GreatestHockeyLegends]