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Did the Florida Panthers, even the local guys like Noel Acciari and Frank Vatrano, actually throw all their support behind the Miami Dolphins against the New England Patriots last weekend? Well, it looks like it was more about Florida assistant GM Brett Peterson, who went to Boston College with Brian Flores. But some of them did anyway. (Florida Hockey Now)

*Laying out the Pittsburgh Penguins lines without Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin doesn’t like a particularly enjoyable exercise, but that’s exactly what circumstances have driven (FOH) Friend of Haggs Dan Kingerski to do this week. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

*Would Tomas Hertl make a much more realistic trade target for the Boston Bruins as a No. 2 center than maybe Jack Eichel? This humble hockey writer certainly thinks so. (Boston Hockey Now)

*Awesome first person account from Rob Simpson about the first New York Rangers game at Madison Square Garden following the 9/11 attack that changed all of our lives. (Vancouver Hockey Now)

*Speaking of Eichel, should the Vegas Golden Knights gamble on the Buffalo Sabres center in a trade? Gambling in Las Vegas…you better believe it. (Vegas Hockey Now)

*Fun story about Boston Bruins forward Nick Foligno and his Sudbury ties to the Boston Bruins. I’ve got to check out this Bruins bar in Sudbury someday. (Sudbury Star)

*Columbus Blue Jackets assistant coach Sylvain Lefebvre has resigned his post after refusing to get the COVID-`19 vaccine. I just don’t understand the line of thinking that you’re going to give up an NHL job for something that’s been proven effective and safe. Crazy times we are in. (NBC Sports)

*Old friend Ryan Donato has resurfaced with the Seattle Kraken after signing a one-year, one-way deal for the veteran minimum. (Seattle Times)

*For something completely different: Interesting column about Boston’s reputation as a racist city from the perspective of a Black Bostonian. (Boston Magazine)

Joe Haggerty has covered the Boston Bruins and the NHL for 18 years with NBC Sports Boston, WEEI.com, the Boston Metro and the Woburn Daily Times, and currently serves as lead Bruins reporter and columnist for Boston Hockey Now. Haggs always strives to capture the spirt of the thing any way that he can.

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