The Jake DeBrusk Revenge Tour could become a major factor this season for the Boston Bruins.
Their defense has already been a mess and now the New York Islanders are wondering what has happened to their fourth line?
In case you’re still in COVID denial, a Pittsburgh Penguins player reminds us that young and in shape NHLers can suffer COVID symptoms.
That and more in the Boston Hockey Now Puck Links:
Jake DeBrusk scored the game-winner for the Boston Bruins in their season opener on Saturday and as my partner-in-scribe, Joe Haggerty, wrote, DeBrusk’s game has been rejuvenated from an attack mentality. (BHN)
Glad to hear former Boston Bruins assistant general manager and current Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning’s kids are OK after one of them was attacked outside a Vancouver club. (BHN)
Just tragic news and another reminder of the power of addiction as the family of former Boston Bruins forward Jimmy Hayes reveals the cause of his sudden death back in August. (BHN)
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Where has the identity of the fourth line for the New York Islanders gone? (NYI Hockey Now)
In case you’re still under the delusional idea that young and in shape people can’t suffer if they contract COVID19, Pittsburgh Penguins forward Zach Aston-Reese reaffirms you’re sadly, very wrong! (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
The Boston Bruins player that never was will now be the GM of Team Russia at the 2022 Winter Olympics. (Washington Hockey Now)
The Florida Panthers have to be pretty impressed with goalie Sergei Bobrovsky’s hot start to the season. (Florida Hockey Now)
I still think Dylan Larkin punching Mathieu Joseph after Joseph hit him from behind and in an awkward position, was warranted but Larkin is taking the high road and saying he deserved to be suspended. (Detroit Hockey Now)
No one seems to know what exactly is wrong with Vegas Golden Knights forward Mark Stone or when he will return to the lineup. (Vegas Hockey Now)
The Vancouver Canucks give an update on the status of defenseman Travis Hamonic. (Vancouver Hockey Now)
Blake Coleman will make his debut with the Calgary Flames in their home opener against the Anaheim Ducks Monday night. (Calgary Hockey Now)
It appears that Mike Hoffman may do the same for the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night against the San Jose Sharks. (Montreal Hockey Now)
Not only is Evander Kane an idiot, but he’s also a COVIDIOT too, and a suspended one thanks to falsifying a vaccination card in order to play this season:
NHL announces 21-game suspension for Evander Kane, for violation of COVID protocols
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) October 18, 2021
Former Boston Bruins forward Blake Wheeler is back in COVID protocol. (TSN)
How will the Ottawa Senators lineup reshape when Brady Tkachuk makes his season debut? (Sportsnet)