Links from around the rink: Apr. 13

As the end of the regular season approaches on Sunday night, 16 of 30 teams are preparing for the playoffs while the remaining 14 are trying to figure out where things went wrong. There will be the customary player movement this offseason, but well before any of that, decisions will be made on the job status of GMs and coaches around the league.

As with the end of any season, there have been rumors regarding the firing of particular coaches; this season, that list has included Barry Trotz (Nashville Predators), Randy Carlyle (Toronto Maple Leafs), Pete DeBoer (New Jersey Devils), Kirk Muller (Carolina Hurricanes) and John Tortorella (Vancouver Canucks). Each situation is quite different -- DeBoer responded, "I don't know," when asked about his future, but there's also a report from TSN that he's close to an extension -- so keep your eyes peeled this week, as those decisions are made.