Should the Boston Bruins really try and incorporate winger Ondrej Kase into their lineup at this point of the season?
Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson just doesn’t get it and it’s becoming painfully clear there isn’t much between the ears for the petulant cheap shot artist.
Should the New York Rangers bring NHL Network analyst Kevin Weekes on board to work in their front office?
That and more in the latest edition of the Boston Hockey Now Daily!
Thanks to continuing concussion issues, Boston Bruins winger Ondrej Kase hasn’t played since Jan. 16. He has played just 28 shifts and 18:42 TOI this season and has no points. Kase’s time in Boston since the Boston Bruins acquired him just before the 2020 NHL Trade Deadline has been an absolute bust and to make matters worse, he broke NHL COVID protocol just prior to the Bruins traveling to Toronto to play in the Stanley Cup Playoffs bubble.
On Friday, Kase finally practiced with his team in a no-contact jersey and now there is talk that Kase may actually be on the Boston Bruins playoff roster. My two cents, leave him home like they should’ve done last summer. The Bruins finally have a cohesive roster with interchangeable parts in the bottom six that continue that cohesion. Don’t mess it up with a player that’s been nothing but a distraction. Joe Haggerty has more on the potential return of the player, some Bruins may not even know yet. (Boston Hockey Now)
After turning the NHL world upside down, altering a franchise, and making the Department of Player Safety and NHLPA once again look like they work for the predators and not the victims, Tom Wilson still doesn’t understand what all the fuss surrounding him is about. (Washington Post)
NHL Network analyst and former NHL goalie Kevin Weekes is poised to get a front-office job. He almost had the job given Brian Burke as President of Hockey Operations with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Could he fill a similar position and replace John Davidson with the New York Rangers who he manned the pipes for from 2005-2007? Eric Duhatchek of The Athletic thinks so and so do I. (The Athletic)
Last week, I reported in ‘Off The Record’ that Seattle Kraken General manager Ron Francis was waiting to see if two of his former teammates, Rod Brind’Amour and Rick Tocchet became available to hire as the first-ever head coach of the Seattle Kraken. Well, according to (FOBHN) Darren Dreger, Tocchet will not re-up in the desert with the Arizona Coyotes and will be a coaching free agent. (TSN)
Could the Pittsburgh Penguins get Brandon Tanev back in time for the start of the Stanley Cup playoffs next weekend? (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
The Philadelphia Flyers have infused some youth into their lineup and are having fun playing out the season. (Philadelphia Hockey Now)
Could the Nassau Coliseum reach 50 percent capacity for the Stanley Cup Playoffs? (NYI Hockey Now)
We are finally going to have a Sunshine State battle in the Stanley Cup Playoffs as the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning are set to play each in the first round! (Florida Hockey Now)
Finally, if you’re a betting man or woman, you may want to sprinkle a little flow on the Anaheim Ducks as goalie Ryan Miller will play the final game of his career tonight! The Ducks know they need to win this one for Miller. (The Ice Guys)