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Broken leg? There's no broken legs in the playoffs!


Hal Gill has had quite a year. A trade from Montreal to Nashville, a new two-year contract with the Predators, and surgery on his leg. Oh, and that playoff series against the Coyotes? He did that on a broken leg. The leg that ended up needing surgery. Yes, you can actually play hockey on a broken leg if you load it up with enough anesthetic. It also helps if you’re a badass, which Hal Gill apparently is.

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Round one of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft is in the books and there were plenty of thrills along the way. Highlights included:

- The guy we all thought would go number one did

- The guy we all thought would go number two did


- Jordan Staal and Eric Staal play on the same team now

- Malcolm Subban and his brother P.K. have become mortal enemies because of a meddling general manager

- Brian Burke took the number one player on his draft board fifth overall which is equal parts salesmanship and horrifying

Rob Pizzo and Sean Leahy of Yahoo! Sports are on hand in Pittsburgh and got a first person account of all of the action.

Take a look…

What did you think of round one? Leave your thoughts, comments and questions below, on the Facebook page, or on twitter using the #BShelf hashtag.

Don’t forget to track rounds two through seven with theScore’s NHL Draft Tracker, it’s mobile-friendly and is constantly being updated by a couple of handsome devils so you know who has been drafted, who has been traded and what to think about all this craziness.

Anton Volchenkov plots his revenge


When Anton Volchenkov’s face met the business end of Mike Richards’ stick in game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals, everyone recoiled in horror anticipating the damage that had surely been done. Everyone except fans of the Ottawa Senators. Ottawa had come to know and love Volchenkov in his ten years with the organization for huge hits and blocking shots (generally with his face). Imagine the horror that swept the Ottawa Valley when it became apparent that Volchenkov was not only hurt, he was actually bleeding – something previously assumed to be impossible.

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