Sports Corner – May 23

The Vegas Golden Knights once more have done the impossible, reaching the Stanley Cup finals in their first season.  Much of the credit for this can go to goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, who not for the first time has risen to the occasion in the playoffs.  Fleury will now have the chance to play for his fourth title, even as the Knights seek to make history.

And meanwhile, the Caps and Lightning have a game seven, which promises to be a lot of fun. Elsewhere…

  • The NY Rangers to hire Boston U coach David Quinn; the Isles hire Lou Lamoriello, thus ending (or at least scaling back) the Garth Snow era
  • Rookies, rookies everyone in MLB, all of them hitting home runs
  • Champions League on its way to Kiev, assuming anyone can find a hotel room
  • Justify wins the Preakness, setting up the latest attempt at a Triple Crown
  • The French Open is coming.  Then the World Cup, the golf US Open, and Wimbledon. June will be busy
  • Oh, and there is also the matter of the NBA playoffs.  Cavs-Warriors 4, anyone? (Or not.)

As ever, all topics welcome, though with all these things going on, we can ignore the NFL for a little while. (Or I thought we could, but then the Shield changed the kickoff rules, is apparently going to “address” the anthem controversy, and has been finding ways to not pay players who were involved in the CTE settlement.)