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BHN Puck Links: Final Roster Auditions For Bruins, Lehner Fallout

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The Boston Bruins will rest their veterans and play plenty of bubble players against the Philadelphia Flyers Monday night.

One of those bubble players knows he needs to elevate his game. 

Has rookie goalie Jeremy Swayman earned the nod to start for the Boston Bruins in their 2021-22 regular season opener?

Vegas Golden Knights goalie Robin Lehner has set NHL social media on fire with another tweetstorm.

That and more in the latest BHN Puck Links:

Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins are holding their final auditions for two roster spots and will trim down to one roster on Wednesday. (BHN)

One of those players that are playing for a roster spot is forward Trent Frederic and he knows it’s high time he plays more like his mentor Brad Marchand if he wants the final spot on the fourth line. (BHN)

My partner-in-crime, Joe Haggerty, and I agree with him, thinks Jeremy Swayman should be the starting goalie for the Boston Bruins. (BHN)

National Hockey Now

Could New York Islanders captain Anders Lee finally return to game action Tuesday? (NYI Hockey Now)

As expected, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was one of the first three players named to Team Canada for the 2022 Winter Olympics. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

According to Sammi Silber – who by the way is killing it for us with her Washington Capitals coverage – the Capitals made a statement cut Monday. (Washington Hockey Now)

Where does the Colorado Avalanche rank in the Denver sports scene? (Colorado Hockey Now)

Is San Jose Sharks forward Kevin Labanc losing his spot in the Sharks lineup? (San Jose Hockey Now)

Newly signed Vancouver Canucks Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes finally addressed the media Sunday. (Vancouver Hockey Now

What’s the latest on Vancouver Canucks defenseman Travis Hamonic? (Vancouver Hockey Now)

NHL

In case you were too caught up in ‘The Return’ of Tom Brady this weekend and tuned out NHL news, you may want to check out the Twitter feed of Vegas Golden Knights goalie Robin Lehner! Lehner went on a tweetstorm Saturday night calling out the NHL and NHLPA for turning a blind eye to the pill epidemic in the NHL and he also called out Philadelphia Flyers head coach Alain Vigneault. 

Here’s Steve Carp’s newser on Lehner’s tweets and accusations. (Vegas Hockey Now)

Vigneault addressed Lehner’s tweet on him on Monday. (TSN)

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman addressed Lehner’s accusations Monday as well. (Sportsnet)

Once again the COVID deniers and anti-vaxxers are proven wrong with their baseless assertion that pro athletes won’t suffer from COVID. At what point do these blind sheep admit they’re wrong? (SI/HockeyNews)

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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