Hollinger's Gems: April 15, 2009

An unheralded late-season signing, a Speedy comeback and two young bigs doing work

Updated: April 15, 2009, 5:34 PM ET
By John Hollinger |

1. When I checked my e-mail after filing Tuesday's story on the playoff possibilities, it quickly became apparent to me that a lot of people had some misunderstandings about how the tiebreakers work, especially since the league has changed the rules on playoff seeding twice in the past three years.