Three former members of the Boston Bruins organization are headed to the Stanley Cup Final and two have been named the new head coaches of NHL franchises. That and more in the return of the Boston Hockey Now Puck Links!
Capitals Hire Former Boston Bruins Assistant Laviolette As Head Coach
The Washington Capitals have hired former Providence Bruins Head Coach and Boston Bruins Assistant Coach Peter Laviolette as their new bench boss. Per TSN NHL Insider Darren Dreger, the Franklin, MA native signed a three-year contract with the Capitals and TSN colleague Pierre LeBrun reported that the deal was worth ‘just under’ $15 million. The Capitals fired former head coach Todd Reirden immediately after they were ousted from the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs by the New York Islanders in the first round last month. Reirden was recently hired as an Assistant Coach for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Former Boston Bruins Seguin, Khudobin, And Bowness Headed To Final
Former Boston Bruins forward Tyler Seguin, goalie Anton Khudobin and head coach Rick Bowness will have a chance at the 2020 Stanley Cup. The current members of the Dallas Stars are headed to the Final after the Stars eliminated the Vegas Golden Knights with a 3-2 overtime win in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final on Monday night in Edmonton.
Former Boston Bruins Assistant Coach Ward New Flames Bench Boss
The Calgary Flames have removed the interim tag from former Boston Bruins Assistant Coach Geoff Ward and officially named him as their new head coach. Ward took over for Bill Peters early in the regular season and helped them to a playoff berth. Ward was a member of Claude Julien’s staff in Boston for seven seasons and won a Stanley Cup with the Bruins in 2011.
Boston Bruins Taking Calls On Krug
NHL teams are calling Boston Bruins General Manager to inquire what it would take to trade for unrestricted-free-agent-to-be Torey Krug. With no free agency negotiating window in the new CBA, teams are looking to acquire the exclusive negotiating rights to upcoming UFA’s.
Can Islanders Still Win Eastern Conference Final
The New York Islanders are down 3-1 to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference Final. Can Barry Trotz pull a miracle though and get the Islanders to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1984? Tom Callahan thinks so and he explains why at NYI Hockey Now.
What Do The Pens Have Coming Up The Ranks?
Colleague Dan Kingerski takes an in-depth look at the Pittsburgh Penguins Top 10 Prospects over at Pittsburgh Hockey Now.
Eventful Year For Panthers
George Richards takes a look back at what has been a very eventful year for the Florida Panthers since their 2019-20 Training Camp kicked off a year ago. More at Florida Hockey Now.
Who Would Sharks Have Drafted With Third Overall Pick In the 1997 Draft?
For San Jose Hockey Now, Sheng Peng takes a long hard look at whom the San Jose Sharks may have drafted if they had picked third overall at the 1997 NHL Entry Draft and both Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau were already off the board.