Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand didn’t end anyone’s season like P.K. Subban did but unlike Subban, Marchand will have a hearing for his borderline slew foot on Vancouver Canucks defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson.
The Providence Bruins suffer a COVID outbreak.
The fallout from the Montreal Canadiens front office purge continues.
Are Canadian NHL fans to blame for their country’s 28-year Stanley Cup drought?
That and more in the BHN Puck Links!
So P.K. Subban can end a player’s season with a slew foot but no hearing for him? If you’re Brad Marchand though and you cross the line just a bit, you’re getting a hearing. What a joke the NHL Department of Player Safety has become. (BHN)
Are Canadian NHL fans to blame for their country’s 28-year Stanley Cup drought? Marchand seems to think so and that will surely put a target on his back when the Boston Bruins go on a three-game Western Canada trip a week from Wednesday. (BHN)
Worrisome news came out of Providence today with a report that the Providence Bruins, the AHL team for the Boston Bruins have ‘shut down’ due to a COVID outbreak. Just another example, that too many refuse to accept, that we are far from out of the woods in our search for post-COVID normalcy. Get vaccinated; wear a mask and be a better human being!
Word is positive COVID tests force Providence Bruins to shut down. No practice for at least next two days. Next scheduled game is Friday
— Mark Divver (@MarkDivver) November 29, 2021
National Hockey Now
Our colleagues at Montreal Hockey Now have been all over the Hockey Ops purge of the Montreal Canadiens! Here’s the newser. (Montreal Hockey Now)
Friend of BHN, Jon Still absolutely ripped now former Habs GM Marc Bergevin for his constant lack of accountability. (Montreal Hockey Now)
Still also introduced Habs fans to the new man in charge in Montreal, former Boston Bruins interim GM and Melrose, MA native Jeff Gorton. (Montreal Hockey Now)
FOBHN Rob Simpson gives the Vancouver Canucks perspective of the 3-2 loss to the Bruins. (Vancouver Hockey Now)
The sale of the Pittsburgh Penguins to the Fenway Sports Group is a done deal. Will Mario Lemieux’s role remain the same? (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
Could the New York Islanders be awarded an all-star game in the near future? (NYI Hockey Now)
Good to hear my old boss when I worked game night PR staff for the Islanders many moons ago, talking Isles with the lads at NYI Hockey Now. (NYI Hockey Now)
Who were the backbones of a big road win for the Washington Capitals over the Carolina Hurricanes? (Washington Hockey Now)
Florida Panthers superstar Jonathan Huberdeau got an up-close view of what happens when a former superstar athlete can’t accept it’s time to hang them up. Cam Newton, it’s over bud. (Florida Hockey Now)
As expected, Alex Nedeljkovic has emerged as the man between the pipes for the Detroit Red Wings. (Detroit Hockey Now)
Adrian Dater wonders if Evander Kane and all his luggage are worth it for the Colorado Avalanche? (Colorado Hockey Now)
San Jose Sharks goalie James Reimer and forward Timo Meier are having potentially historical seasons for the Sharks. (San Jose Hockey Now)
Matthew Tkachuk made it clear that he would love to remain with the Calgary Flames when his contract runs out after this season. (Calgary Hockey Now)
The Maple Leafs are road warriors according to Scott Cullen. (Toronto Hockey Now)
Gilbert Gottfried reading Brady Tkachuk’s rant on Brendan Lemieux out loud is what we’re all here for.
Someone paid Gilbert Gottfried on Cameo to read Brady Tkachuk’s comments about the Brendan Lemieux incident. 😂
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) November 29, 2021
Stick tap to old friend Spector for always giving BHN and the National Hockey Now network love! (Spector’s Trade Rumors)
Boston Bruins fans should pray that the Bruins aren’t the Eastern Conference team that’s had NHL trade talks on Evander Kane with the San Jose Sharks! (NY Post)
If you know or follow me, you know I’m not the biggest Dougie Hamilton fan but I give credit where it’s due and this is all class from Hamilton.
Dougie Hamilton of the @NJDevils is using a custom stick in honor of Thea, a young girl he grew close with in Calgary who passed away after battling cancer.
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) November 29, 2021
Another tear-jerking tweet from the NHL today as they posted the documentary on the Boston Bruins Fist-pump kid.
Seven years ago, Liam Fitzgerald captured the hearts of NHL fans around the world.
— NHL (@NHL) November 29, 2021