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Tedknight Quite a few things going on in the hockey world, so no snarky comments. Getting right to the meat of things. Yep.

-- Panthers D-man Jay Bouwmeester had what the team is calling minor hip surgery today in Vail, Colorado. It was thought he might need some kind of surgery because he was limping around at the end of the year. He said he was working with the team's trainers in trying to avoid surgery, but apparently the knife was needed. More info as it comes.

-- The NHL announced the Stanley Cup Finals kick off Monday night in either Anaheim or Detroit. Luckily for television viewers in the U.S., the first two games are on Versus so the game can go into overtime if it wants and folks don't need to go hunting. NBC picks up Game 3 and beyond. Here's the sked:

Game 1: Monday (VS)
Game 2: Wednesday (VS)
Game 3: Saturday, June 2 (NBC)
Game 4: June 4 (NBC)
Game 5*: June 6 (NBC)
Game 6*: June 9 (NBC)
Game 7*: June 11 (NBC)
* if necessary

-- Incredible Ice in Coral Springs announced today it was going to the County Blue Line Challenge on June 2 at 4 p.m. The charity game pits the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office vs. Broward law enforcement. All proceeds benefit families of fallen officers. Admission is $10, but you can give more if you would like. It's for a good cause, so why not. For more info, go to incredibleice.com or call 954-341-9956.