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Has Boston Bruins rookie goalie Jeremy Swayman earned the nod as the starting goalie for Opening Night?

Boston Bruins superstar David Pastrnak has his own pasta brand and is headed back to Beijing, China for the Winter Olympics. 

Boston Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron won’t stop playing until his body says so and/or the passion stops burning.

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price is taking some time for mental health issues.

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

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My partner-in-crime, Joe Haggerty, once again makes the now obvious case for who should be the starting goalie for the Boston Bruins on opening night, Oct. 16 against the Dallas Stars. Will the Bruins listen? (BHN)

After launching his own pasta brand on Tuesday, Boston Bruins sniper David Pastrnak found out he will be going to the Olympics and representing his native Czech Republic for the first time in his prestigious career. (BHN)

With the passion for the game still burning, Boston Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron addressed his future again this week but still won’t sign a contract extension with the B’s until after this season. (BHN)

ICYMI, Boston Bruins center Charlie Coyle fit in just fine between Taylor Hall and Craig Smith in his first and only preseason game Wednesday. (BHN)

The Boston Bruins will honor their late teammate Colby Cave on November 11.

 

 

National Hockey Now

Sammi Silber gives the Washington Capitals side of the Bruins’ 4-3 overtime loss Wednesday. (Washington Hockey Now)

The New York Islanders are hoping their goalie duel can do some fine polishing in their final preseason games. (NYI Hockey Now)

The Pittsburgh Penguins reluctantly waived veteran goalie Louis Domingue. (Pittsburgh Hockey 

Now)

For you Philadelphia Flyers fans out there, our sister site in Philly is on pause as we search for a new reporter to cover the Flyers for National Hockey Now. (Philly Hockey Now)

Former Boston Bruins grinder and fan-favorite Noel Acciari is going to miss some time after a freak injury Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Florida Hockey Now)

Anti-vaxxer Tyler Bertuzzi was set to play his first preseason game for the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday. (Detroit Hockey Now)

Colorado Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar tested positive for COVID and will miss the team’s final two preseason games. (Colorado Hockey Now)

What’s the latest news on San Jose Sharks forwards Tomas Hertl and Evander Kane? (San Jose Hockey Now)

Who will win the final roster spots on the Vegas Golden Knights? (Vegas Hockey Now)

Milton, MA native Keith Yandle is within reach of breaking former Boston Bruins Assistant Coach and current Vancouver Canucks assistant, Doug Jarvis’ ‘Iron Man Streak’ (Vancouver Hockey Now)

NHL

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price entered the NHL/NHLPA Players Assistance Program and is taking a leave of absence to deal with mental health issues. Anyone who has a problem with this, can kindly never visit this site again and stop following me. (Sportsnet)

One of the reasons some NHLers deal with mental health issues is insomnia and how they address it. (Sportsnet)

The NHLPA continues to fail its constituents and that’s why Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel is trapped in Buffalo and in pain waiting for surgery. (Daily Faceoff)

USA Hockey also named its first three players on Thursday. (TSN)

ICYMI, Haggs wrote a great column looking at the clampdown on cross-checking in the NHL. (Bulletin)

Murph’s Music Pick Of The Day

Some Dropkick Murphys for the Boston Red Sox as they play Game 1 of the ALDS against the Tampa Bay Rays. C’mon Sox, we’re getting tired of Champa Bay 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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