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Could two-time All-Star defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson don the Boston Bruins ‘Reverse Retro’ jersey that honors the era when Bruins hall of fame defenseman Ray Bourque patrolled the Bruins blue line?

Why do so many view Boston Bruins goalie Jaro Halak’s agent as one of the most outspoken voices in the NHL?

There are labor war fears in the NHL right now and both sides could come out looking as bad as Major League Baseball and the MLBPA did prior to their shortened 2020 season. 

That and more in the latest Boston Hockey Now Puck Links!

Good find by my partner in crime Joe Haggerty! As Haggs reported on BHN Saturday, Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson told longtime Coyotes beat writer Craig Morgan that he has not shut the door on a trade and would still very much like to end up with the Boston Bruins. If and when the NHL trade market opens up again, Ekman-Larsson said what happens next will be up to new Coyotes General Manager Billy Armstrong (Boston Hockey Now).

Boston Bruins goalie Jaro Halak is one of a plethora of successful European hockey players that agent Allan Walsh has in his stable of NHL clients. Besides dominating the European amateur hockey scene when it comes to recruiting clients, Walsh has become the most outspoken not just amongst NHL players agents but in the entire NHL community. (Sportsnet)

For those of you old enough to remember – and there better still be at least 75-80-percent of you reading that are or I am getting old – the Satellite Hot Stove on Hockey Night In Canada that lasted from the mid-nineties until 2012, two former members of the panel, Eric Duhatschek and Al Strachan reminisced while discussing Strachan’s new book. (The Athletic)

Numerous reports since Thursday, have had the expanded NHL Return To Play Committee zeroing in on a 60-game regular season, obviously COVID-permitting. Hypothetically speaking, co-host of Sportsnet Hockey Central, Justin Bourne takes a look at the pros and cons of a 60-game format. (Sportsnet).

I must confess, I buried the labor strife brewing between the NHL the NHLPA at the bottom here so as to a.) not lose your attention right away and b.) put you in a bad mood right away. Well, we do need to keep you updated and National Hockey Now founder and the captain of Pittsburgh Hockey Now Dan Kingerski pretty much nailed it when he described the first week of talks between the NHL and NHLPA: ‘All Hell Broke Loose!’ on a podcast Sunday morning. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now).

As an apology for the above link though, something to get you back up on a football Sunday in Murph’s Music Pick Of The Day. 

 

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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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Rick W Murray

This the guy they must have in their lineup get busy Sweeney swing the deal,

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