There has been plenty of talk surrounding the Boston Bruins depth at center since longtime Bruins center David Krejci went home to the Czech Republic last week.
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How will the Boston Bruins address the void left by Krejci in the second center slot on their depth chart? As reported here on Thursday, the Bruins will continue to explore a quieter NHL trade market and Arizona Coyotes center Christian Dvorak is still on their radar. (BHN)
For now, the plan for the Boston Bruins is to move center Charlie Coyle into Krejci’s spot and go from there. (BHN)
Like Motel 6, the Boston Bruins plan to leave the light on for a potential Krejci return and their trying to assure that Patrice Bergeron never leaves. (BHN)
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The New York Islanders have locked up defenseman Adam Pelech to an eight-year contract that carries a $5.75 million contract. (NYI Hockey Now)
Here’s the story you want. Grab a cup of coffee. Settle in. And listen to the podcast. Beau Bennett was a guest, and the stories he dished about an Evgeni Malkin locker room fight, Phil Kessel chirping Sid, and more were awesome. (Cam And Strick Podcast).
The Philadelphia Flyers have had a busy offseason thus far. As Ryan Gilbert of Philly Hockey Now writes, Chuck Fletcher has improved the Flyers in ALL areas. (Philly Hockey Now)
In the latest Ask George: Sam Bennett, Sasha Barkov, Sam Reinhart–ya, the Florida Panthers are getting a LOT better, and they were already pretty good. Panthers fans have questions–and George Richards was spitting answers. (Florida Hockey Now)
What is going on in the desert? Fleury-gone. Reaves-gone. Reilly Smith–on the NHL trade block. And now, the CMO of the organization, who built a perfect, fun, and beautiful marketing strategy–GONE, too. (Vegas Hockey Now)
San Jose Sharks assistant coach John Madden was one of many people close to Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Mattis Kivlenieks, who tragically passed away last month in a fireworks accident. He died a hero as he made one more save–getting between a stray firework launch and a teammate’s family. John Madden fondly remembered Kivlenieks. (San Jose Hockey Now)
If you’re into prospects, the Detroit Red Wings are stacked.. Stevie Y knows what he’s doing, and another under-the-radar prospect is popping up for Team Sweden and making waves. (Detroit Hockey Now)
Big get for our new guy Rob Simpson in Vancouver! He chatted with Canucks head coach Travis Green about COVID, the short summer, and GM Jim Benning’s work on the NHL trade fronts. COVID really knocked Green out. (Vancouver Hockey Now)
The sex abuse scandal with the Chicago Blackhawks gets worse and worse in Chicago. Now GM Stan Bowman is being investigated for his role in the coverup. (TSN)