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According to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Boston Bruins fans could be sitting in TD Garden seats watching their favorite team by February or March.

The ‘Pefection Line’ gets some national love.

Are the Blues about to jump back into the NHL Trade and NHL Free Agency market?

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

Despite the fact that we’re a week away from Christmas Eve and that COVID is still ravaging most of North America, the NHL is still setting its sights on a January 13 start date for the 2020-21 NHL season. By then, there will likely be even more restrictions in place across the continent, and a week after that when President-Elect Joe Biden is sworn in – despite what he has said before – there could be a National lockdown. So can we actually still see fans at TD Garden for Boston Bruins games in February or March? The Mayor of Boston is still holding out hope! (WEEI)

In his latest ‘Super 16’ of NHL forwards, my former colleague at NHL.com, Dan Rosen has the entire ‘Perfection Line’ making the cut. (NHL.com)

The Boston Bruins and their fans are expecting big things from rookie Jack Studnicka this coming season and in the future so Studnicka decided to get bigger. (Boston Globe)

The St. Louis Blues may dip into the NHL trade market and NHL free agency again because 36-year-old forward Alex Steen just retired and freed up $5.75 million against the salary cap. Blues GM Doug Armstrong already signed Torey Krug away from the Boston Bruins and has $7.2 million more coming when he puts Vladimir Tarasenko on long-term injured reserve. (TSN)

We’re double-dipping on Rosen today! In his latest mailbag, readers wondered how the new divisional realignment will affect the NHL Trade market during the season? Given the fact that any player or players acquired in a trade will need to quarantine when they come to their new team, will NHL general managers be gun shy? (NHL.com)

Matt Larkin takes a deeper look into how NHL GM’s can work around the realignment dilemma. (Sports Illustrated)

To appease their current sponsors and acquire more, the NHL is set to announce that they will place advertising stickers on players’ helmets. (Sports Business Daily)

The World Juniors are set to drop the puck and their longtime TV broadcast partner TSN is ready to overcome all the obstacles COVID is presenting. (TSN)

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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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