By Michael Russo
Oilers coach Craig MacTavish was just relieved of his duties. I know the Wild wants to take its time, but this is somebody it should interview before somebody else snatches him up.
Playoffs begin tonight, folks! Best time of the year.
Also, I went down to the Twins game last night and ran into Marny Gellner in the press box. On Fox Sports North’s Twins postgame show tonight, James Sheppard, Colton Gillies and Cal Clutterbuck, and maybe Josh Harding, will be on the field helping out with their on-field analysis.
Lastly, I’m sure you saw, but the Islanders won the lottery, meaning they retain the first pick and the Wild will pick 12th in June’s Draft in Montreal.
Peter Olvecky cleared waivers, and he was assigned to Houston for the playoffs.