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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)

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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)

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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Orrfan

Coyle huh? The guy who was moved to wing because he couldn’t hold on to the 3rd line center spot? They expect people in the arena to watch this nonsense?

Orrfan

Bruins fans are so clueless. Coyle is from the Boston area, so he gets a pass, even when he doesn’t score for two months. And now we’re to expect him to replace David Krejci? Anyone but Coyle and they’d be asking for Sweeney’s head on a platter. A few weeks into the season, and that’s exactly how it will be, unless Sweeney snags some kind of a reasonable replacement.

Orrfan

Oh. And some “voice of reason” suggested in a video, that there simply aren’t any “David Krejcis” out there on the market. Reductio ad absurdum. Obviously the Bruins aren’t going to be able to go out there and find a “David Krejci”. The man is one of the greatest centers in Bruins history. But if the person who said that could point to one person on the Bruins roster who is a legitimate 2nd line center, and I’ll back off. How do you make up for Krejci’s loss “by committee”, as Sweeney suggests? Maybe you can get two of the… Read more »

JustJim

Surprised Malkin had any fight left in him,after Jared Tinordi checked him , and he was out over 2 months. Tinordi is now with the Rangers.

John C Dakis

The fight was with Craig Adams years ago and his job isn’t ti fight it’s to play hockey

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