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The NHL, the Boston Bruins, Boston College, and the Boston hockey community are mourning the sudden loss of former Bruins forward Jimmy Hayes. The Dorchester, MA native passed away at the age of 31 on Monday.

The New York Rangers and the NHL are also mourning the death of hall of famer Rod Gilbert. 

Don’t count on David Krejci playing for the Boston Bruins this coming season.

After the tragic death of his baby boy, Boston Bruins winger David Pastrnak seems to be getting back to being the lovable ‘Pasta’ Bruins fans have grown to love.

That and more in the BHN Puck Links:

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Absolutely devastating news made its way across the hockey world Monday morning as former Boston Bruins and Boston College star Jimmy Hayes passed away at age 31. The Dorchester, MA native, who spent two seasons (2015-16, 2016-17) playing for his hometown team and earlier in his hockey career, Hayes won a National Championship with the Boston College Eagles. While Hayes went on to have a solid NHL career, his imprint was in the dressing room and off the ice as he was the guy that always made you laugh and made sure you were happy. I had the pleasure of covering Jimmy and he will be sorely missed. My heart goes out to Philadelphia Flyers forward Kevin Hayes, Jimmy’s brother, and the entire Hayes family. RIP Broadway.  (BHN)

 

 

Former Boston Bruins center David Krejci met the Czech media on Sunday and made it clear that he has no intentions of leaving his new team early to make a return to the Bruins this season. (BHN)

Great to see affable Boston Bruins winger David Pastrnak out and about and enjoying life again after the tragic loss of his baby earlier this summer. 

 

 

Some more good news on an otherwise sad Monday in Boston. Boston Bruins winger Charlie Coyle got engaged to his girlfriend Danielle Hooper. Congrats Charlie!

 

 

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NHL

2015 Detroit Red Wings first round pick Evgeny Svechnikov’s stock has really fallen. (Yardbarker)

Why has the NHL fallen so out of love with International hockey tournaments? (Toronto Star)

Where could the Arizona Coyotes be playing if they stay in Arizona for the 2022-23 NHL season? (AzCoyotesInsider)

New York Rangers legend Rod Gilbert passed away at age 80 on Sunday. (TSN)

A touching tribute to Gilbert from former teammate and good friend Ron Duguay. RIP Mr. Gilbert. (NY Post)

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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Rick W Murray

Without Krejci the bruins are finished Studnicka, Coyle Nick Flubnigo, and the other has been won’t do didly

Charles L Rose

Way to be positive Rick. I think Charlie Coyle will do just fine at the #2 spot. He has the talent, and now he has his health back. Given this opportunity, I think alot of people are going to be surprised.

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