Coffee Companion (5/1): Orioles washed out again as NFL draft talk heats up

Three Game 7s in the NHL Playoffs in one night doesn't leave much bandwidth for local sports. That's why blogger Jon Meoli writes the Coffee Companion -- where every morning, Monday through Friday, he'll run back the local sports headlines from the previous day.

One week to the draft


- There was a ton of Ravens news from yesterday's pre-draft press conference with the team's leadership. The team believes the draft is deeper than usual, and they need players at several positions. So there you go.

- In more concrete, tangible speculation involving actual players' names, Aaron Wilson posted the Sun's fourth mock draft today. Also, the series taking stock of the team's depth at each position and who they could draft there continued with tight ends Thursday.


- At yesterday's event, Ozzie Newsome told the story of the Ravens' frantic trade attempt for Brady Quinn. Bullet dodged there.

- A second straight postponement at Camden Yards means the Orioles lose today's off-day. With no game, Dan Connolly took a look at Nelson Cruz' hot start.

Kings make history

- The last of Wednesday's three NHL playoff rubber-matches proved historic, when with a 4-1 win over San Jose, Los Angeles completed a comeback from 3-0 down in the series to become the fourth team to erase such a series deficit. In the other two games, the Rangers topped the Flyers 2-1 and Colorado needed overtime for a 4-3 win over the Wild.

- In the NBA, Houston cut Portland's lead to 3-2 with a 10-point win at home in Game 5. San Antonio and Toronto won to go up 3-2 in their series with Dallas and Brooklyn.

- Heisman trophy winning quarterback Jameis Winston was cited for stealing crab legs from a Publix supermarket. I get that crab legs are good, but many of my colleagues are suggesting anything from Publix is worth the risk. I'm going the other way. I'm just not in on Publix. I'll take a Trader Joe's any day.