The Spurs might be interested in Chris Paul, the interest might be mutual, and the Clippers are taking all that smoke pretty seriously.
Erie Otters coach Kris Knoblauch caught his team off guard in the second intermission, showing his players a different side of him they're not used to in an attempt to motivate the room. Dylan Strome and German Poddubnyi scored 1:07 apart early in the third period as Erie went on to a 6-3 victory over the Saint John Sea Dogs to advance to the Memorial Cup final. "He's never really done that before, came in and said a lot," added Taylor Raddysh, who had a pair of goals in the victory.
The Ottawa Senators weren't quite ready to go their separate ways. Emotionally drained after a deep playoff run came to an end with a Game 7 double overtime loss this week in Pittsburgh, the Senators cleaned out their lockers Saturday still thinking about what might have been. "I think it's going to take a while to get over to be honest with you," said defenceman Dion Phaneuf.