We’ve got tons of NHL trade rumors, but before we begin the latest edition of the Boston Hockey Now Daily links, we once again want to extend our deepest condolences to Boston Bruins star forward David Pastrnak on the passing of his baby boy Viggo. We’re thinking of you Pasta!
Speaking of the Boston Bruins, earlier this month, team President Cam Neely made it very clear what the Bruins’ main target is this offseason. Could the Chicago Blackhawks be a dance partner for the B’s on the NHL trade market?
So who do you like in the Stanley Cup Final? The Montreal Canadiens or the Tampa Bay Lightning? My prediction is below!
Former Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara is a National hero in Slovakia.
Some game-time reading for ya in the BHN Daily!
Cam Neely and the Bruins want a big and mobile left-shot defenseman on the NHL trade market. In my latest ‘Off The Record’ for the National Hockey Now, I have a league source that tells me that 6-foot-6, 235-pound left-shot Blackhawks rearguard Nikita Zadorov is available. The only problem is the RFA is asking for a lot in his next contract. Are the Bruins a match? (Boston Hockey Now)
My partner-in-crime, Joe Haggerty, answers plenty of burning Boston Bruins questions for the offseason in his latest ‘Hagg Bag’! (Boston Hockey Now)
A little late posting this but a great montage of Trent Frederic and what a verbal and physical presence he can be on the ice.
“Yah! Here we go!”
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) June 25, 2021
Stanley Cup Final
Did you know Montreal Canadiens budding star Nick Suzuki idolized Boston Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron growing up? An old piece on Suzuki from my friend Arpon Basu. (The Athletic)
This run to the 2021 Stanley Cup Final is uniting generations of Habs fans in Montreal (Sportsnet)
More on that from the lads on Melnick In The Afternoon. (TSN 690)
For the best insight and breaking news on the Tampa Bay Lightning during the final, it’s worth a subscription to my friend Erik Erlendsson’s site. (Lightning Insider)
Is the 2021 Stanley Cup Final the best goaltending matchup we’ve ever had in the Final? (Tampa Bay Times)
Cool contest from the Hockey Hall of Fame and the NHL that allows fans tweets to be engraved in a plaque that will hang in the Hall. (TSN)
My Stanley Cup Final prediction: Habs in 6
National Hockey Now
Slovakia president Zuzana Čaputová honored Zdeno Chara and 23 others at a ceremony celebrating the 28th anniversary of the country’s independence. According to SME, the award honored Chara “for extraordinary merits in the field of sports and for extraordinary dissemination of the good name of the Slovak Republic abroad.” (Washington Hockey Now)
Our man Tom Callahan really thinks the Vegas Golden Knights should and can get Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel on the NHL Trade market. (Vegas Hockey Now)
What will the Pittsburgh Penguins do on the NHL trade and free agency market? (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
Can the Philadelphia Flyers snag Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones on the NHL trade market? (Philly Hockey Now)
What does the future hold for former Boston College star Oliver Wahlstrom with the New York Islanders? Will we see his name in NHL trade rumors soon? (NYI Hockey Now)
Some cool NHL Draft history of the Detroit Red Wings. (Detroit Hockey Now)
What can the San Jose Sharks expect from captain Logan Couture going forward? (San Jose Hockey Now)