The return of the Boston Bruins ‘Pooh Bear’ theme is starting to get real; the Dallas Stars get lit with their new alternate jerseys; Victor Hedman gets some high praise and plenty more in your daily Boston Hockey Now Puck Links!
Rumors surfaced on social media last week that the NHL would be announcing new ‘Reverse Retro’ jerseys for all 31 NHL teams and now we have confirmation from the Sports Business Journal that the league will go retro in mid-November.
Sources: The #NHL and @Adidas are planning for a broader mid-November unveiling of the widely-rumored reverse retro-style jerseys. The fourth jerseys, as they’ve been referred to online, will be worn by teams in select games (@markjburns88).https://t.co/m92zAGgykS pic.twitter.com/mcz5hnIsNE
— Sports Business Journal (@sbjsbd) October 27, 2020
With those rumors of the ‘Reverse Retro’ jerseys last week, came the rumor that the Boston Bruins would use the infamous ‘Pooh Bear’ jerseys from the 1995-96 to 2005-06 seasons as their theme on their ‘Reverse Retro’ jerseys. This SBJ report has only increased the chatter that the ‘Pooh Bear’ will return.
Tom Callahan of Vegas Hockey Now has a glimpse of what the Vegas Golden Knights will look like in ‘Reverse Retro’.
Speaking of new NHL jerseys and looks, check out the new Dallas Stars jersey that pays homage to the famous Bank Of America building in Dallas with fluorescent green.
Inspired by Dallas.
Designed for Texas. pic.twitter.com/iRgpjT02lP
— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) October 28, 2020
The Arizona Coyotes continue to deal with the PR nightmare that is the fallout from the report that they drafted Mitchell Miller despite knowing that he had been charged in a case surrounding bullying and racism. Now comes news from the TSN Insiders that a third of the NHL’s 31 NHL teams had put Miller on their ‘Do not draft’ list. Watch here.
2020 Conn Smythe winner and Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman continues to draw some lofty praise and this time it’s the great Stan Fischler comparing Hedman to hall of fame defenseman and Montreal Canadiens great Serge Savard. Read here.
Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now gets the inside scoop on what free agents the San Jose Sharks are keeping tabs on and also some player reaction to the departure of longtime Sharks center Joe Thornton. Read here.
Adrian Dater of Colorado Hockey Now breaks down the new contract for recently acquired Colorado Avalanche defenseman Devon Toews. Read here.
The New York Islanders recently re-upped with 2014 first round pick Josh Ho-Sang but in a special column for NYI Hockey Now, Pittsburgh Hockey Now lead columnist Dan Kingerski wonders if Ho-Sang will ever get a real chance on the Island? Read here.
Major League Baseball, and specifically Dodgers infielder Justin Turner, once again made the NHL look like the league who has handled the pandemic the best. Read this thread from Rick Westhead of TSN:
So… LAD Justin Turner tested positive for Covid during Tuesday's game and was pulled and told to leave by security. He refused. Instead, returned to the field to hug teammates, pose for pics. Later tweeted, "Can't believe I couldn't be out there to celebrate with my guys." pic.twitter.com/JaLLF31cGp
— Rick Westhead (@rwesthead) October 28, 2020