Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy knows he’s about to get paid and for now, he’s not worried about when that happens.
What’s the latest on the PK Subban and Tomas Hertl NHL trade rumors?
Hard to believe but it’s been ten years since former Boston Bruins defenseman Brad McCrimmon was lost in the Yaroslavl Lokomotiv plane crash.
That and more in the latest BHN Puck Links:
Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy knows he has ‘The Quan’ so right now, h’s in no hurry for his agent Rick Curran and Boston Bruins GM Don Sweeney to show him the money. (BHN)
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ICYMI, an NHL team executive source had this to say to me about the contract that the Carolina Hurricanes just signed Jesperi Kotkaniemi to and how team owner Tom Dundon just hamstrung Hurricanes GM Don Waddell:
“This was pure ego pleasure by an owner who has no idea what he’s doing,” the source said. “Take a look at what they have coming up to sign. Dundon royally f…ked Waddell here. This is what happens when an owner doesn’t understand how to run a team and doesn’t let the hockey people do their jobs.” (BHN)
Our man in Steeltown, Dan Kingerski looks at the latest NHL trade rumors. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
Does New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal need to reel it in this season and control his temper? (NYI Hockey Now)
After losing to the New York Islanders in the Eastern Conference Final a year ago, are GM Chuck Fletcher and the Philadelphia Flyers in a better place? (Philly Hockey Now)
Meet the new Florida Panthers! (Florida Hockey Now)
Former Detroit Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom reflected on the life of his mentor and friend, Brad McCrimmon on the tenth anniversary of his passing. (Detroit Hockey Now)
If you’re out and about in Denver and need a Lyft, call our man Adrian Dater! (Colorado Hockey Now)
And our man in VAN City, Simmer, has some predictions for the 2021-22 Vancouver Canucks season. (Vancouver Hockey Now)
FOM (Friend of Murph) Adam Proteau remembers those lost in the Lokomotiv crash ten years ago. (Sports Illustrated/Hockey News)
Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin is once again under for losing a third overall pick to an offer sheet, just three years after he drafted Kokaniemi, but another FOM, Eric Engels thinks he will have the last laugh. (Sportsnet)
In the end, the NHL wanted to honor the current CBA and the wishes of the NHLPA, so they signed off on NHLers heading to Beijing for the 2022 Winter Olympics. (NHL)
After essentially being banished from the NHL, former Canucks winger Jake Virtanen will play in the KHL this season. (TSN)