Two good trades by the Penguins with an eye towards the Cup, a coach replacement and a huge contract signing have set the stage for the NHLís home stretch.

After a few days of (March) Madness, here are a few notes:

ē Itís hard to argue against hiring a Calder Cup-winning coach from within the organization when there is a position to be filled on the NHL squad, but a raised eyebrow should accompany this decision.