What will happen next season if the Boston Bruins have to go with Jaro Halak between the pipes for an extended period of time? Defenseman Brandon Carlo is ready to be the leader on a younger Bruins’ blue line and the greatest defenseman and player to ever play for the Boston Bruins has left many of his fans feeling betrayed.
That and more in your daily Boston Hockey Now Puck Links!
Can Halak Be a 1A For Boston Bruins?
When called upon to be the Boston Bruins 1A goalie in the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Jaro Halak still looked like a 1B at best. Some around the league are now wondering what would happen to the Bruins if Tuukka Rask goes down or has to leave again for an extended period of time? Can Halak be a Batman or is he simply a ‘good Robin’ as Brian Burke described him?
Carlo Ready To Be A Leader For Boston Bruins
If the Boston Bruins did face such a challenge between the pipes or for any other challenge they may face, Bruins 23-year-old defenseman Brandon Carlo is ready to lead a younger Bruins blue line and hopefully contribute more offensively. Joe Haggerty has more in an exclusive BHN interview with Carlo.
Boston Bruins Great Bobby Orr Losing Fans
Speaking of Boston Bruins defensemen, the greatest one of all continues to face backlash for endorsing Donald Trump and many longtime Bobby Orr fans are feeling betrayed by Bruins hall of famer.
Boston Bruins Bring Halloween Joy
Forget about the Orr-Trump controversy and enjoy what Halloween is all about – the kids – with the Boston Bruins annual Halloween Costume party with local kids that are or have been hospitalized recently. Joe Haggerty looks back on the first virtual edition of that wonderful tradition and what costumes each Bruins player is wearing this year.
Tallon To The Penguins?
In the ‘In Case You Missed It’ department, former Florida Panthers and Chicago Blackhawks General Manager Dale Tallon was exonerated of anonymous allegations that he used racial slurs in the NHL bubble in Toronto. As first reported by Pittsburgh Hockey Now on Wednesday, Tallon is considering a new job in the Pittsburgh Penguins front office and he is now free to accept that job or take another in the NHL.
The Ontario Hockey League will play their 2020-21 season but thanks to COVID19 safety protocol there will be no body checking and that is causing quite the stir around the hockey world!
So many questions, and I’m not professing to have all the answers: 1. Can someone explain to me how so-called “bodychecking” is inherently more threatening re:Covid than standard battles for the puck that are essential aspects of even so-called non-contact hockey?
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) October 30, 2020
Paydirt Awaits Pulock
Christian Arnold of NYI Hockey Now speculates on what New York Islanders defenseman Ryan Pulock might get when the Islanders finally sign defenseman Ryan Pulock?
There’s A Leaf In The Dell Now
Joe Thornton’s shortlived former teammate and now teammate again with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Aaron Dell discusses his time with Thornton and the San Jose Sharks and looks ahead to Toronto. Here’s the one-on-one with Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now.
Av’s Ready To Have A Ball
In his latest ‘Can’t Hear What Jeremy Says’ podcast, Adrian Dater, of Colorado Hockey Now, goes one-on-one with Ball Corp. CEO John Hayes about his plans for the Ball Arena (formerly Pepsi Center).
Murph’s Music Pick Of The Day
Finally, for Murph’s Music Pick of The Day, what’s a Halloween without the Misfits live from the legendary and now, sadly closed, Rathskuller Club (‘The Rat’) in Boston?