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BHN Puck Links: Brian Burke Spills the NHL Beans with Some Great Stories



It’s good to be back throwing out some NHL links from across the league, and we have a few good ones in there today.

The best is a Q&A with Brian Burke about his new hockey memoir “Burke’s Law: A Life in Hockey”, where he talks about a number of anecdotes from his long career as scout, agent, NHL executive and league disciplinarian among other things. Here are the links for Saturday with a friendly reminder that you can still sign up for a subscription to BHN+ for all the great hockey content Murph and I are going to get putting out there.

On to the links:

*As referenced above, Burke details some great stories including how the trade with Peter Chiarelli and the Bruins for Phil Kessel went down at 4 o’clock in the afternoon over a beer at the legendary Four’s Bar in Boston. As Burke himself said, it’s one of the best sports bars in the world that is sadly closing due to COVID-19. Certainly, the Bruins got full value for Kessel in that deal, but it also feels like Chiarelli got strong-armed by Burke when push came to shove, doesn’t it?


*In Anaheim, the Ducks are putting together a list of usual goalie suspects to potentially replace backup Ryan Miller and that list of names includes former Bruins farmhand Michael Hutchinson.


*Congrats to local kid Joey Daccord on a three-year deal with the Ottawa Senators where he’ll be in the goaltending pipeline with the Sens. The North Andover native shined in the AHL last season after finishing up his collegiate career at Arizona State a couple of years ago.


*If you haven’t checked it out yet, now is a great time to start watching Hockey Culture with Anson Carter on the NBC stream. This week he chats with Eustace King about being an NHL agent.


*It doesn’t sound like there are going to be many changes to the Arizona Coyotes roster ahead of Opening Night, per the Arizona Insider Craig Morgan.


*For something completely different: This story about local Boston anchor Alaina Pinto getting fired for appearing as a Harley Quinn newscaster in the new Netflix movie Hubie Halloween really stinks. Always sorry to hear that kind of thing. But I will also say that Hubie Halloween is hilarious Halloween fare if you like Adam Sandler movies, and Pinto was great in her scene. Two thumbs up.

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