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The Boston Bruins held their annual preseason golf tournament on Wednesday and there were some newsworthy tidbits coming from the Bruins players that addressed the media prior to tee time.

Is a new contract extension coming soon for Boston Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron? Is a Bergeron extension even a sure thing?

It appears the new Boston Bruins are starting to show up for training camp and they seem to be fitting in just fine.

If the Boston Bruins can’t establish a No. 2 center early on, it may be worth scouting the Washington Capitals for a trade.

That and more in the latest BHN Puck Links!

Boston Bruins

Some surprising and rather troublesome news – if you ask this humble puck scribe – out of the Boston Bruins golf tournament today as Boston Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron told the media, at the earliest, he won’t be signing a new contract extension until after the 2021-22 NHL season concludes for the Bruins. We’ve seen this script play out with longtime Bruins veterans two straight offseasons and it didn’t play out great for the Bruins. One can’t assume that an extension is a sure thing anymore after what happened with Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara in 2020 and then David Krejci last month. (BHN)

Will the lack of talks on a new contract extension for Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy affect the Bruins top d-man? (BHN)

The Boys Are Back! The Boys Are Back!

After a one-year hiatus, the Boston Bruins annual pre-training camp golf tournament took place on Wednesday at the Pine Hills Golf Club in Plymouth, MA. Joe Haggerty and I will be posting plenty of content from that throughout the next few days here but here’s some tweets from there and a skate Wednesday morning on the Boston Bruins Twitter feed:

 

 

 

 

 

National Hockey Now

Former NHL enforcer Stu Grimson thinks the Pittsburgh Penguins are about to pay the price for not bringing in more toughness this offseason. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Zach Parise sported his new team’s colors for the first time Tuesday (NYI Hockey Now)

The Philadelphia Flyers announced their six finalists for the Flyers Hall of Fame and FOBHN (Friend of BHN), and former Boston Bruins winger Mark Recchi is one of them. Congrats Rex! (Philly Hockey Now)

If the Boston Bruins center-by-committee plan doesn’t get off to a good start, GM Don Sweeney could hit the NHL trade market. If he does, he may want to reach out to Washington Capitals GM Brian MacLellan about center Evgeny Kuznetsov. (Washington Hockey Now)

Do the Detroit Red Wings have even a remote chance of making the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs? (Detroit Hockey Now)

What’s former Colorado Avalanche enforcer Chris Simon up to these days? (Colorado Hockey Now)

Who’s going to be covering the Vegas Golden Knights for National Hockey Now this coming season? Find out tomorrow at 1 PM ET! (Vegas Hockey Now)

NHL

If you’re looking for some great new NHL coverage don’t forget to check out my BHN teammate over at FaceBook Bulletin!

 

 

So much for the rumors that Pierre Dorion was a dead-man walking when the Ottawa Senators hired Pierre McGuire as Senior Vice-President of Player Development on July 12. (Sportsnet)

Speaking of the Senators, are they finally on the verge of a contract extension for winger Brady Tkachuk? (Ottawa Sun)

Good on former NHLer JT Brown trying to help his fellow hockey players and beyond by pledging his brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation in Boston. (TSN)

There are anti-vaxers, and then, there’s simply too many Theo Fleury’s who live in some alternate universe and think they can get away with statements like vaccination cards ‘will be used to help pedophiles find your children’. I am all for freedom of speech but when did so many decide that freedom of speech means you can spread lies, that can potentially lead to death, without consequences. Get over your entitled selves! (CBC)

Speaking of, I gotta say I agree with Jimmy Kimmel here. Get vaccinated already! 

 

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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Can you please keep your politics out of reporting hockey? Some of us read sports to escape COVID and everyone’s political opinion. Enough already!

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Pretty sure including a piece from Jimmy Kimmel that was proven to be false (Rolling Stone had to retract the article about ivermectin) IS bringing politics into hockey. Why even mention it if you can’t check your sources? Same thing with the Theo Fluery article. Unless you’re going to publish straight FACTS I think YOU should get over your entitled self and just report hockey, bud.

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William Mahoney

The hand writing is on the wall ” Bergeron the first new Captain for the new Quebec NHL team 2022. Now more important than ever to get Jack Eichel in the Bruins camp!!!

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