The Daily Buzz: Thursday, June 13

If you’re a hockey fan, you couldn’t have asked for
a more exciting game than the one provided by the Chicago
Blackhawks and Boston Bruins, who
the midnight oil
in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals, with the
Blackhawks finally prevailing on
Shaw’s deflection
in triple-overtime.

Unfortunately, Wednesday was also a somber day for everyone in
the sports world, but especially those in the NASCAR racing
community, as driver
Leffler was killed
in a non-sanctioned sprint car race in New

In the NBA,
LeBron James took responsibility for the
Heat’s struggles in Game 3, while
an injured hamstring has put Tony Parker’s
Game 4 status in doubt.

Away from the Finals, the Brooklyn Nets
hired Jason Kidd to be their new head coach,
doing so despite having interviewed several other actual coaches.
As for the rest of the news, here’s some of what you may have
missed or may want to see again:

• Patrick Ewing, Jr. was not thrilled with the Nets’

decision to hire Kidd, who has
no experience coaching, for their head
coaching job

• Magic Johnson, however, was happy about the choice, as
were several other current and former NBA players:

• Adrian Peterson’s brother is
the focus of a drug probe in Minnesota.

• A
terrifying health scare for the wife of
Cardinals broadcaster Rick Horton has kept Horton off TV this

• Chicken magnate Von Miller answers the age-old question:

Which came first?

• Blue Jays shortstop Munenori Kawasaki —
— kind of sings O Canada!

• Lil’ Wayne says
he was “too turnt up” — which I think
means drunk — when he said he slept with Chris Bosh’s wife.
Glad that’s cleared up.

• LeBron James
tasted defeat in high school, too.

• The Pittsburgh Penguins
are not making wholesale changes after their
elimination in the conference finals.

• Howard’s Rock
was vandalized, and now Clemson police are

• Here is Pistons big man Andre Drummond dunking on Chris

• NASCAR driver Brian Vickers is going to
honor the Louisville championship basketball
team with his paint scheme in a race.

• The White Sox’s No. 1 pick, shortstop Tim Anderson,
for more than $2 million.

• An absolutely
incredible photo of the weather in Chicago
Wednesday night:

• Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan
celebrated with Vin Diesel.

• Andrew Shaw dropped a subtle F-bomb on live TV after
scoring the game-winning goal in triple overtime for the Chicago
Blackhawks (
NSFW language, obviously):

•Another Flutie is
headed to Boston College

• NFL player-turned-author Rennie Curran
hopes to find a football home with Edmonton of
the CFL.

• Nothing to see here… just a
wolf chasing a motorcyclist in Canada