Whose campaign did Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs and his son Charlie donate to? Are NHL players about to have a pay cut shoved down their collective throats? When will David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand be flanking Patrice Bergeron on the ‘Perfection Line’ again?
All that and more in the latest Boston Hockey Now Puck Links!
If you were to take a wild guess who Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs and his son Charlie made campaign donations to, the guess here is that, like this puck scribe, you’d instantly think of Donald Trump and various other GOP members. Well, like yours truly, you’d be surprisingly incorrect. Between Jeremy and Charlie, only Jeremy donated to a Republican campaign and it was just one donation to his nephew and Republican US Senator Chris Jacobs. Meanwhile, besides doing the same, Charlie also donated to the campaign for Massachusetts State Rep Joseph P. Kennedy III. (Boston Globe)
If and when the 2021 NHL season begins, how long will it be before Boston Bruins star wingers Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak are riding shotgun on the ‘Perfection Line’ with center Patrice Bergeron? (Boston Hockey Now)
Despite the fact that nowhere in the recently signed Collective Bargaining Agreement does it state that the players’ salaries will be prorated should, as many expected and still expect, the Coronavirus shorten the 2020-21 regular season, more and more, it appears the owners will insist the players take less for the upcoming season. (New York Post)
Prorated salaries could very well affect when we see NHL hockey again but before the NHLPA and NHL get to that sensitive topic, they will need to figure out a schedule. According to numerous reports, the planning for a new schedule and another Return To Play is about to go full speed ahead. (TSN)
NHL hockey will still be on NBC in the states whenever the 2021 NHL regular season kicks off but what about after this upcoming season? The league’s TV contract with NBC expires after the 2021 season and multiple TV and streaming networks are expected to bid on all of or part of the new NHL TV contract. (Forbes)
Could former Boston Bruins goalie Malcolm Subban finally get a legit chance to become a starting goalie in the NHL? (Chicago Tribune)
Finally, for Murph’s Music Pick Of The Day, the great Neil Young turned 75 today so here’s without doubt, one of his greatest performances: