Just in general, Wednesday is a very off day, but it is also a day off at the World Championships.

USA won it in OT.

The Quarterfinals are Thursday with:

  • USA vs CZE at 9:20
  • SUI vs GER at 9:20
  • CAN vs FIN at 13:20
  • SWE vs LAT at 13:20

All are on TSN, channels subject to confirmation.

Some news from yesterday:

Dave Nonis has a new job:

Calgary Flames promote Craig Conroy to GM, add Dave Nonis to front office | TSN
The Calgary Flames promoted from within and have given former player Craig Conroy his first job as an NHL general manager. The Flames announced the 51-year-old from Potsdam, N.Y., as the team’s next GM in a release Tuesday.
Insider Trading: Gallant expected to be among Flames head coaching candidates
The TSN Hockey Insiders discuss how Gerard Gallant is expected to be among the candidates to replace Darryl Sutter behind the Flames’ bench, why Calgary is facing an important summer with a number of pending UFAs in 2024, how NHL teams have reached out to Patrick Roy, and much more.

Outdoor games are double occupancy now:

MetLife Stadium to host two outdoor games with Rangers, Isles, Devils, Flyers
The NHL will host a pair of stadium series games at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey in February, Sportsnet can confirm.

Vegas and Dallas played Game 3 of the Western Conference Final and:

And the final score was 4-0, proving once again that having a star goalie is really important.

Carolina and Florida play their Game 4 tonight. Florida leads 3-0.

Until the Memorial Cup starts on Friday, that's all the hockey there is. Enjoy it, soon there will be nothing but sunny skies and warm days and no one thinking about games played on ice.

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Brigs has two prospect reports coming out over the next couple of days for you to help you think about the more distant future than next season.

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