The hockey community said their final goodbyes to former Boston Bruins forward Jimmy Hayes who passed away August 23.
What would Boston Bruins fans think if the Bruin acquired longtime nemesis P.K. Subban?
Does the Jesperi Kotkaniemi offer sheet really make sense for the Carolina Hurricanes?
That and more in the latest Boston Hockey Now Puck Links:
Former Boston Bruins winger and Dorchester, MA Jimmy Hayes left behind a tremendous legacy of giving and a passion for hockey that was rarely matched. His brother and Philadelphia Flyers forward Kevin Hayes had to give the eulogy for Jimmy and he absolutely nailed it. (BHN)
Great tribute by the lads at Spittin Chiclets to their fallen brother. (Spittin Chiclets)
Sadly this still needs to be said because the delusional anti-vaxer crowd continues to latch onto Hayes’ death to promote their baseless cause. Stop with your rumors and show some respect! (BHN)
Looks like a surprisingly large contingent of Boston Bruins fans wouldn’t mind New Jersey Devils and longtime Bruins nemesis PK Subban in Bruins uniform this season. I will write more on this and the potential of that becoming a reality either later today or tomorrow but I think it would be a great move on and off the ice for the Bruins.
— MurphysLaw74 (Jimmy Murphy) (@MurphysLaw74) August 30, 2021
Will the Boston Bruins finish the 2021-22 regular season with 104 points or more? (BetOnline)
If they don’t, will the Boston Bruins fan base be even more stressed? (BHN)
Former Boston Bruins goalie Pete Peters has gone from catching pucks to catching some of the biggest fish around? (Montreal Gazette)
National Hockey Now
Apparently, Bruins fans need to smoke what the super chill New York Islanders fans are smoking? (NYI Hockey Now)
More on Kevin Hayes’ tribute to his brother. (Philly Hockey Now)
A great interview with AJ Galante by our colleague Sammi Silber on his time with the notorious Danbury Thrashers. (Washington Hockey Now)
The Vladimir Tarasenko trade rumors are starting to heat up again. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
Congrats to my former St. Sebastian’s classmate Eric Soltys and former Boston Bruins defenseman Greg Hawgood on being named to the Detroit Red Wings scouting staff. (Detroit Hockey Now)
What San Jose Sharks are on the hot seat? (San Jose Hockey Now)
What Vancouver Canucks could end up playing in the 2022 Winter Olympics? (Vancouver Hockey Now)
The son of formerBruins defenseman Gord Murphy and Boston native Connor Murphy just re-upped with the Chicago Blackhawks. (TSN)
Does the Jesperi Kotkaniemi offer sheet actually make sense hockey-wise for the Hurricanes? (Sportsnet)
Finally, and back to Jimmy Hayes, given his Irish heritage and all the wonderful stories we’ve heard about how he lit up the room every time he walked in, leaving people laughing and happy I felt this song was a wonderful send-off to him. Rest easy Jimmy.