NHL Trade chatter is picking up and Vegas Golden Knights winger Max Pacioretty finds himself in a myriad of rumors. However, Knights owner Bill Foley insists that the Vegas winger is not being shopped on the NHL Trade market.
Did the Boston Bruins get hosed in the reported realignment setup?
Are the Bruins really on a decline?
What would Jeremy Jacobs get if he sold the Bruins right now?
All of that and more in the latest Boston Hockey Now Puck Links!
My partner in crime Joe Haggerty and I caught up with our mutual buddy Ed Berliner (formerly of CN8 in Boston) and talked some puck. As we always do when we catch up, we were bouncing around the ice with different topics, NHL Trade rumors and strong opinions. ‘Rock On True Believers!’ (The Man In The Arena)
What are the Boston Bruins worth in the middle of a pandemic? You’d be surprised how much Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs can still get and what other NHL teams are still worth. (Forbes)
Just over two years removed from being dealt away from the Montreal Canadiens, the team he captained, to the Vegas Golden Knights, it appears winger Max Pacioretty could be on the move again. With the Knights trying to unload salary numerous reports say they’ve decided Pacioretty will be the cap casualty and he is on the NHL Trade market. What teams could Pacioretty end up playing for if he’s dealt? (Boston Hockey Now)
After I wrote that report on Pacioretty, Golden Knights owner Bill Foley told a Vegas News station that Pacioretty isn’t being shopped Thursday morning. Amazingly pigs weren’t flying over his head! (News 3 LV)
Note: I just called both sources I spoke to for that Pacioretty trade rumors report, and they once again confirmed what they told me. This another case of, after a team shops a player and doesn’t like the NHL Trade market they discovered, an owner or GM denies the NHL trade rumors to save face with the player.
Haggs breaks down the potential 2020-21 Boston Bruins lineup and answers all your Bruins questions in the latest ‘Hagg Bag’ (Boston Hockey Now)
If the reported realignment of NHL divisions is correct, the Bruins will be getting a regular dose of their Daddy, the Washington Capitals. Thankfully, goalie Braden Holtby is gone but still, based on recent history, the Capitals could sweep the regular season series and one in the playoffs. (TSN)
Canadian TV networks are drooling over the All-Canadian Division in the realignment! (Toronto Sun)
Prior to becoming a hockey reporter, I took a job out of college with the New York Islanders working as a postgrad intern on their game night media relations staff. It was a great networking experience because I got to meet players, coaches, management, and plenty of hockey media. I also met some great people and one of them was Mark Parrish who always had time to shoot the breeze and talk hockey. Parrish recently came out publicly via Wild beat reporter and NHL puck scribe Mike Russo about his battles with alcoholism. I commend Mark for his courage to do that and more so to get help. Sending good vibes from Boston! (The Athletic)
The Bouncing Souls came out with a new album recently and in the humble opinion of this music fan, it’s absolutely brilliant! Your Murph’s Music Pick Of the Day is the stream of Simplicity!