The Boston Bruins continue their winning culture of accountability with two new hires.
Boston Bruins winger David Pastrnak now has a quintet of Golden Sticks.
Will the Islanders anoint Ilya Sorokin as their new starting goalie this season?
New York Rangers fans are doing all they can to help their team pry Jack Eichel out of Buffalo.
That and more in the latest BHN Puck Links!
New Boston Bruins Assistant Coach Chris Kelly and new Player Development Coordinator Adam McQuaid plan to utilize not only their experience from winning a Stanley Cup together but also from helping to build the wing culture of accountability that still permeates through the Bruins organization. (BHN)
Apparently, Boston Bruins winger Trent Frederic wears a good cup! (BHN)
My Irish compadre here at BHN, Joe Haggerty answered all your Boston Bruins and Suicide questions in the latest Hagg Bag. (BHN)
David Pastrnak won a record fifth straight ‘Golden Stick’ Award as the best Czech hockey player in 2021:
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) August 16, 2021
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Stefan Rosner doesn’t think it’s time for the New York Islanders to hand the net solely over to Ilya Sorokin. (NYI Hockey Now)
Are the Florida Panthers going to be a good team to bet on this season? (Florida Hockey Now)
Dan Kingerski puts on his GM hate and tries to get the Pittsburgh Penguins an impact player on the NHL trade market despite the Pens being cap-strapped. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
Good catch by one of our guys in Detroit, Bob Duff, that new Red Wings goalie Alex Nedeljkovic, who led the NHL in goals-against average (1.90) and save percentage (.932) can still be a Calder Trophy candidate. (Detroit Hockey Now)
Who is the best enforcer in the 25-year history of the Colorado Avalanche? (Colorado Hockey Now)
Cool story here from Rob Simpson on Mark Demontis, who is set to trek almost 5,000 kilometres from Toronto to Vancouver again to raise money for his charity Courage Canada that conducts programs all over Canada teaching blind and partially sighted children how to play hockey. (Vancouver Hockey Now)
The Minnesota Wild and Kevin Fiala avoided arbitration and agreed on a new contract for the Wild star forward. (TSN)
The Nashville Predators did the same with goalie Juuse Saros and agreed to a four-year, $20 million contract. (Sportsnet)
The Chicago Blackhawks locked up RFA winger Alex Nylander to a one-year extension. (PuckPedia)
Cool tidbit in Steve Simmons’ weekly column on the late Jay Greenberg being a co-author of a biography on former Boston Bruins and longtime NHL head coach Mike Keenan. (Toronto Sun)
Ready for a sneak peek at EA Sports NHL 21? (SportsGamersOnline)
Finally, could a billboard help Jack Eichel escape the mess with the Buffalo Sabres and play for the New York Rangers?
The time has come.
Starting today for the next two weeks in honor of our 300th episode:
Blueshirts Breakaway has purchased a billboard on I-190 next to the Buffalo Sabres KeyBank Arena demanding an Eichel trade.
— Ryan Mead (@OhRyanMead) August 16, 2021