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BHN Daily: Boston Bruins Protection List; Cup Final; NHL Trade Rumors

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The Boston Bruins and 30 other NHL teams must submit their 2021 NHL Expansion Draft protected lists two weeks from today. Who will they protect?

Is the clock about to strike midnight on the Montreal Canadiens’ improbable run to the 2021 Stanley Cup Final?

Where will Duncan Keith and Jack Eichel be traded to?

That and more in the latest Boston Hockey Now Daily!

 

Boston Bruins

A week ago, I told you why I think the Boston Bruins could end up exposing recently signed forward Trent Frederic in the Seattle Kraken NHL Expansion Draft on July 28. Well, great minds think alike and there’s a reason Joe Haggerty is my BHN partner-in-crime. Haggs gives his potential protected and unprotected lists for the Boston Bruins here. (BHN)

So who do you think or want the Boston Bruins to expose and keep in the Expansion Draft? See if your lists make sense with the PuckPedia Expansion Draft Protection Tool! (PuckPedia)

Just a really enjoyable and comical trip down memory lane to the 2011 Stanley Cup Final with former Boston Bruins winger Milan Lucic and ‘The Camera Guys’!

 

 

Stanley Cup Final

The Tampa Bay Lightning absolutely outclassed the Montreal Canadiens for a 6-3 win in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. To be honest, the Bolts have basically outclassed the Habs the whole series. (NHL)

There are plenty of Montreal snowbirds that after a few winter trips to Tampa Bay, just never left. For now, they may have to just be happy their adopted home is about to experience a second straight Stanley Cup championship. (Tampa Bay Times)

It appears Cinderella won’t find her glass slipper in the 2021 Stanley Cup Final. (Sportsnet)

The rest of the world may have given up on the Habs by this point but the players have definitely not quit just yet. (Montreal Gazette)

 

National Hockey Now

Our boys in New York took a swing at helping New York Islanders GM Lou Lamoriello. Here’s how Lou can keep the Isles’ core intact for next season. (NYI Hockey Now)

What will Alex Ovechkin’s deal with the Washington Capitals look like? What about Kuznetsov’s future? Sammi Silber takes a swing at both pressing Capitals issues. (Washington Hockey Now)

Weird Red Wings history–Bob Duff knows more Red Wings history than most, maybe anyone. He dug up the final photo of the 1931 Detroit Falcons, at a train station in Montreal–the final photo before the boys became the Red Wings. (Detroit Hockey Now)

Will Brent Burns finish his career or even his current contract with the San Jose Sharks? (San Jose Hockey Now)

Golden Knights owner, and a bit of a wild card, William Foley has formed “Foley Entertainment Group LLC” (Vegas Hockey Now)

 

NHL

The Minnesota Wild locked up forward Joel Eriksson-Ek to an 8-year, $42 million contract on Friday. (ESPN)

Could Chicago Blackhawks defenseman and three-time Stanley Cup Champion Duncan Keith be playing with Connor McDavid soon? (TSN)

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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