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BHN Puck Links: Reverse Retro Jerseys A Fun Trip Down Memory Lane

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The NHL dropped their ‘Reverse Retro’ jerseys on Monday morning and the Boston Bruins jerseys pay homage to a time when current Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney was part of a blue line that was led by Ray Bourque and current Team President Cam Neely was lighting the lamp and lighting up opponents on a regular basis.

The Carolina Hurricanes and Colorado Avalanche Reverse Retro jerseys kept the old school late eighties-early nineties Adams Division theme going as well. 

 

       

 

For this puck scribe it’s hard to forget Bruins-Whalers battles like this:

 

 

 

Or Bruins-Nordiques get-togethers like this:

 

 

More Reverse Retro review; a look at the elephant that won’t leave the Vegas Golden Knights dressing room anytime soon and how it’s impossible not to cheer for Bobby Ryan in today’s Boston Hockey Now Puck Links:

Joe Haggerty and I grew up in the same era and our hockey knowledge and love of the game was influenced by the Boston Bruins teams of the late eighties and nineties. Haggs has more on the Boston Bruins Reverse Retro jerseys that pay homage to the jerseys worn during that era. (Boston Hockey Now)

Colleague and good friend of BHN Adrian Dater looks into the Avalanche jerseys that pay homage to that franchise’s original team, the Quebec Nordiques. (Colorado Hockey Now)

What has to go right for the Pittsburgh Penguins to be a success in the 2020-21 NHL season if there is one? Dan Kingerski tries to solve the puzzle for Pens fans. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now).

The lads from Hockey Night In New York have Doc Emerick recalling how kind and classy Lou Lamoriello always was when the recently retired play-by-play legend called New Jersey Devils games. (NYI Hockey Now)

Until the Vegas Golden Knights find a way to trade Marc-Andre Fleury, there is going to be a giant elephant in the Knights dressing room. Tom Callahan wondered how long it will be before Fleury gets frustrated playing behind Robin Lehner? (Vegas Hockey Now)

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Bobby Ryan won the Masterton Trophy for the perseverance he has shown in battling alcoholism and dealing with what’s always seemed like constant adversity for the second overall pick, behind only Sidney Crosby, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Ryan was then bought out by the Ottawa Senators and now he’s looking to help lead a young Red Wings squad and show he can still hang in the show. (TSN)

Thanks to Sheng Peng for being so honest and open in a touching piece on the role Karaoke has played in his life. A bonus Murph’s music pick of the day! (San Jose Hockey Now)

And for more hockey and musical delight, Brass Bonanza!

 

With 20 years of experience (SiriusXM NHL Network Radio, ESPNBoston, NESN, NHL.com, etc.) covering the Bruins, the NHL, NCAA and junior hockey and more, Jimmy Murphy’s hockey black book is full of Hall of Famers, current players, coaches, management, scouts and a wide array of hockey media personalities that have lived in and around this great game. For 17 of his 20 years as a hockey and sports reporter, Murph covered the Bruins on essentially a daily basis covering their victorious 2011 Stanley Cup run and their 2013 run to the Final as well. Murphy has hosted national and local radio shows and podcasts and also has experience in TV as well.

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