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BHN Puck Links: Bruins Mourn Stanfield, Goalie Battles, Trade Rumors

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The Boston Bruins and their fans are mourning the passing of another member of the Big bad Bruins Stanley Cup teams.

Will a Boston College star goalie steal the top job between the pipes in Florida?

Another coach chooses himself over his team.

Will the Senators sign former Boston University star Brady Tkachuk?

That and more in the latest Boston Hockey Now Puck Links!

Boston Bruins

Fred Stanfield, a key cog in the 1970 and 1972 Stanley Cup teams for the Boston Bruins, has passed away. (BHN)

 

 

This piece by my BHN partner-in-crime, Joe Haggerty, was written two days ago, but considering it got quite a response, it’s worth linking again and asking, what the heck is Boston Bruins GM Don Sweeney waiting for? Make center Tomas Hertl a Boston Bruin ASAP! (BHN)

National Hockey Now

The return of captain Anders Lee has the New York Islanders hoping they can finally get over the hump and return to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1984. (NYI Hockey Now)

Could Vitek Vanecek seize the starting goaltender spot for the Washington Capitals? (Washington Hockey Now)

There’s another potential goalie battle set to take place in Sunrise, Florida as former BC Hockey star Spencer Knight tries to bump incumbent Sergei Bobrovsky from the starting role. (Florida Hockey Now)

If you’re a Detroit Red Wings fan in his mid-forties, like this puck scribe, this story will make you feel quite old. (Detroit Hockey Now)

Another hockey coach has decided to believe the rampant misinformation on the COVID vaccine and put that ahead of his career and his team. (Colorado Hockey Now)

Here’s your Vancouver Canucks rookie camp roster. (Vancouver Hockey Now)

NHL

Do the Ottawa Senators and winger Brady Tkachuk have an agreement in principle? Will it become an official contract for the restricted free agent before Senators’ training camp begins a week from tomorrow? (Ottawa Sun)

Can we ever really get back to normal in the hockey world? (Hockey News/SI)

When Scotty Bowman, the greatest NHL coach ever, speaks, you listen, or in this case, read. Enjoy! (NHL)

Sadly, it’s appearing the same can’t be said for Scotty’s son, and Chicago Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman, who continues to face scrutiny for his alleged role in the Blackhawks’ coverup of sexual abuse. (TSN)

The Nashville Predators and Bridgestone Arena are the latest to implement stricter COVID protocol for fans attending games. (ESPN)

Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Kesler hasn’t played since the 2018-19 season and admits he will never play again. So remind me, why are the Ducks or any team allowed to keep him or any NHLer on LTIR despite the fact they essentially retired? (NHL

Winnipeg Jets forward Pierre-Luc Dubois explains his silence after he requested a trade from the Columbus Blue Jackets last season. (Sportsnet)

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

Hertl has to be the bruins second centre the players they have now can’t do the job. By the time Sweeney gets around to doing anything Hertl will be gone! Sweeney loses again. Please fire this guy before it’s too late.

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