There's a very good chance that an NHL team that has never won the Stanley Cup will do so this spring, as five of the eight remaining squads have yet to hoist the trophy. But there's a 100 per cent chance that a coach who has never before coached a Cup winner will enjoy that honor this spring. One of Mike Babcock, Lou Lamoriello, Tom Renney, Ron Wilson, Randy Carlyle, Alain Vigneault, Bryan Murray or Lindy Ruff will have their lives changed forever in June. . .One of the most amazing things about Jaromir Jagr is that he's sure not cut like an elite athlete. The guy has love handles, for goodness sakes, but he remains one of the game's dominant players. . .Interesting point by Lindy Ruff in regards to Dainius Zubrus' surprising level of physical play since he became a Sabre. Buffalo is using him more on the wing than at centre, his usual position in Washington, which allows him to throw his weight around a lot more. . .TSN's Pierre Maguire paid the price for being at ice level in Game 1 of the Buffalo-New York series when he was clipped by the errant high stick of Ranger blueliner Karel Rachunek and cut. Maguire assures one and all he's day-to-day. . .Given how often Russian news reports quote the musings of Alexei Kovalev, its as though the various English and French media outlets and Quebec need a reporter just to sift through the Moscow media every day. . .An example of a good, hardworking player earning an NHL paycheque; Boyd Devereaux's new contract with the Leafs. . .Still waiting to see how much of a salary cap break Mats Sundin will give the Leafs. It's worth remembering that he was paid above market value for several seasons in the middle of his Leaf career when the club unilaterally re-did his deal. . .No surprise the Senators nearly blew a 4-0 lead in Game 1 against the Devils. Ottawa is a good team, but it has been doing that all year long. . .Honest. I never knew Angelina Jolie was the daughter of Jon Voight. . .The only this goofier than the Curt Schilling bloody sock story is how worked up the Red Sox get over it. . .The New Jersey Nets are supposed to be moving to Brooklyn, but you never hear about it. The proposed arena is apparenty on the same site that Walter O'Malley once wanted to build a domed stadium before giving up and moving his Dodgers to Los Angeles. . .Believe me, there was no more discussed topic in sports media circles this week than the announcement by a Los Angeles sportswriter named Mike Penner than he is a transexual and will soon return to work as Christine Daniels. . .Enough already with the mock NFL drafts. Can we have the real one now, please?. . .Guess the Florida Panthers didn't mind Ville Peltonen getting caught out late with Ed Belfour. They've signed the veteran Finn to a new two-year deal. But will Belfour get a contract?. . .Angelo Esposito of the Quebec Remparts has suffered from the Mike Ricci syndrome. Too much exposure for too long has seen him plummet in pre-draft ratings. . .Seeing Pat Quinn on Hockey Night in Canada Thursday night made one wonder; will Quinn ever coach in the NHL again?. . .Chris Drury and Daniel Briere will get all the free agent publicity, but Scott Gomez might be a better fit for the Leafs. . .Are there going to be any exciting games in the Western Conference playoffs this spring?. . .Hard to believe the TV-concious NBA thought it was really a good idea to have the Suns wear orange and the Lakers wear yellow for Game 3 of their series on Thursday. . .While he's at it, will GTHL boss John Gardner make excuses for Alec Baldwin, as well?. . .There's no greater proof that Long Island is the dead zone of the NHL than the fact the Sean Hill drug suspension story disappeared so quickly.