Some general managers are asking their amateur scouting staffs
to make sure they don't let undersized yet skilled defensemen
fall off their radar screens. Four such blueliners, the Oilers'
Marc-Andre Bergeron, the Lightning's Dan Boyle, the Devils'
Brian Rafalski and the Senators' Brian Pothier, have made solid
contributions to their teams in the postseason. None of those
players are taller than 6 feet and all went undrafted....Don't
be surprised if Sharks sniper Teemu Selanne, who can opt out of
the final year of his contract, becomes a free agent and signs
with his former team, the Mighty Ducks. Selanne has a terrific
relationship with Anaheim star Paul Kariya and would not mind
being reunited with him....Since 1987, 16 playoff games have
been decided in triple overtime or later. In 13 of those 16, the
victorious team has gone on to win the series.