The Boston Bruins still have some internal and potentially external contract business to attend to. Will the external be signing unrestricted free agent winger Mike Hoffman? What about Jake DeBrusk? Finally, and clearly, the most important question is: Do they bring back the ‘Pooh Bear’ jerseys?
There’s plenty of other big NHL news as we take you around the National Hockey Now network and more in the latest Boston Hockey Now Puck Links:
Could The Boston Bruins Sign Mike Hoffman?
With Mike Hoffman’s agent recently saying that his client is willing to take a one-year deal like Taylor Hall did with the Buffalo Sabres, Joe Haggerty says things are lining up perfectly for the Boston Bruins to sign the scoring winger. The question, as Haggerty points out, is will Bruins GM Don Sweeney make the moves necessary to make it happen and stay under the salary cap?
Will Boston Bruins Sign Jake DeBrusk?
Things have been eerily quiet on the Jake DeBrusk contract front. As Joe Haggerty points out, it appears that if and when talks get going again between the DeBrusk camp and Sweeney, DeBrusk won’t be able to command as much as he once thought he could.
Should The Boston Bruins Go Retro With ‘Pooh Bear’?
With the recent leak that the NHL will have teams wear a ‘Reverse Retro’ jersey next season, there’s been a movement to bring back a version of, what in the eyes of this longtime puck scribe are, the ugliest uniforms in franchise history. Say no to the ‘Pooh Bear’!
A PHN Review Of NHL 21
Our Colleague and buddy Dan Kingerski gives an in-depth review of the latest chapter in the EA NHL Hockey series. Does NHL 21 get the job done?
Sharks Interested In Sheary
Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey now got the scoop that San Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson is looking to add some speed on the wing and potentially sign former UMass-Amherst star and Stanley Cup champion Conor Sheary.
NHL Postpones All-Star Game And Winter Classic
Tom Callahan of Vegas Hockey Now looks at the NHL announcing that the 2021 Winter Classic and All-Star game have been postponed. Is February 1 still even a realistic date for the 2021 season opener?
Av’s And Nuggets Gonna Be Balling
Per Adrian Dater of Colorado Hockey Now, the Pepsi Center, home to the Colorado Avalanche and Denver Nuggets is set to become the Ball Arena. Named after the Colorado-born and ever-growing recycling company, the Ball Arena will only use aluminum cups and dinnerware.
Change Continues For Panthers
Dorchester, MA native and Army Veteran Eric Joyce is the latest change for the Panthers as he leaves his post there as Assistant General Manager to become the new Director Of Hockey Strategy for the Toronto Maple Leafs. George Richards of Florida Hockey Now has the story.
Youth Infusion Coming For Islanders?
Christian Arnold of NYI Hockey Now looks at three Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL) players that could crack the New York Islanders roster out of camp or early on this coming season.
Will Boston Bruins Play In Same Division Next Season?
With the recent news that rapid COVID testing could replace the mandatory 14-day quarantine required to cross the USA-Canada border, the NHL may be able to still have normal division alignment next season.
Krug And Thomas Move Past ‘The Hit’
Former Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug and his new St. Louis Blues teammate Robert Thomas patched up any difference they may have had from Krug’s legendary hit on Thomas in the 2019 Stanley Cup Final.