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BHN Puck Links: Boston Bruins’ McAvoy Bout Worth Watching Again



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There are so many devoted Boston University hockey fans in the hockey media, and certainly there is crossover with the Boston Bruins having ex-Terriers Charlie McAvoy and Matt Grzelcyk both on the Black and Gold’s NHL roster.

So there was a lot of attention paid last weekend when McAvoy dropped the gloves with ex-Boston University forward Joel Farabee during a contentious battle in the Bruins/Flyers Saturday night tilt and proceeded to beat the tar out of Farabee. It was so compelling, in fact, that we’re going to re-rack it here for the BHN Puck Links.

This is just another piece in the development of McAvoy into a do-everything defenseman for the Black and Gold. The key for the Bruins? Finding other defensemen that can pick up the slack in all areas with McAvoy truly carrying the mail for the Boston Bruins right now.

Here are the rest of the BHN Puck Links:

*NHL Network analyst Mike Rupp played with Charlie Coyle for two seasons in Minnesota and believes that Coyle is ideally suited to be the third line center for a team like the Boston Bruins. I have to say, I agree. (Boston Hockey Now)

*Here’s the entire “Pucks With Haggs” podcast with Rupp, partner-in-crime Jimmy Murphy and yours truly touching on a number of NHL subjects:

*The boys in Detroit are fascinated at the development of Dylan Larkin as a captain for the Red Wings over the years. (Detroit Hockey Now)



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*Mitch Marner is looking good for the Maple Leafs as they have clearly found their level of play at the quarter point of the regular season (Toronto Hockey Now)

*The Brock Boeser trade talks are “heating up” as the Vancouver Canucks are looking to do something to shake up a team that’s been stuck in the mud to start the year. (Vancouver Hockey Now)

*Zach Sanford with a hat trick for the Ottawa Senators, who still couldn’t come away with the win despite the great individual performance. (Ottawa Sun)

*Great story on TJ Oshie and his connection to the Seattle area as the Washington Capitals were preparing for a game against the Kraken. (Washington Post)

*Are the Chicago Blackhawks going to finally do what’s probably a few years overdue and bust up the remainders of their core group by moving Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews? In light of the scandal cloud surrounding this organization, it’s probably the right time to do it. (The Athletic)

*For something completely different: Cool to see all the acclaim and good Rotten Tomatoes love for the new Ghostbusters movie in theatres. Sounds like something I’ll go see with the kids this weekend. (Screen Rant)

Joe Haggerty has covered the Boston Bruins and the NHL for 18 years with NBC Sports Boston,, 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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[…] but Farabee didn’t slump. Six of his points are from the first three games of this season. Breaking the fog doesn’t have to mean a goal scored; a contribution to a scoring play, even strength or on a powerplay, is as […]

Chuck Rose

I’ll say it to Rupp, I’ll say it to Haggs, and I’ll say it Murph. You are all going to be looking at Charlie Coyle in an entirely new light after this season is done. Charlie Coyle has been doing a great job so far and is on pace for a 30+ goal season. These guys don’t want to give him the chance. They say he’s going to falter and want to replace him before he does falter (if indeed he does so). Taylor Hall has said on every opportunity that he thinks Charlie is great for this spot and… Read more »

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