Give Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy credit where it’s due, so far his reshuffling of the team’s forward lines is working.
Are the Pittsburgh Penguins as good as their record indicates?
Could Marc-Andre Fleury end up being the answer between the pipes for the Colorado Avalanche?
That and more in the latest BHN Puck Links:
After some line-shuffling from Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy, the B’s suddenly have some scoring depth upfront. Overall, in their two wins over the weekend, the team as a whole seemed to be playing with increased urgency and cohesion. Is this a sign of things to come or just lightning in a bottle against two subpar teams like the Red Wings and Sabres? (BHN)
Here’s an in-depth look back at the 5-1 win for the Boston Bruins on Sunday. (BHN)
National Hockey Now
Hall of fame puck scribe and Detroit Hockey Now reporter/columnist Kevin Allen gives the Red Wings perspective from the game Sunday. (Detroit Hockey Now)
New York Islanders defenseman Noah Dobson is coming into his own at just the right time for the embattled Islanders. (NYI Hockey Now)
Are the Pittsburgh Penguins really this good? (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
The Washington Capitals are going to take advantage of their COVID-inflicted five-day break this week. (Washington Hockey Now)
The accolades continue to roll in for Florida Panthers star forward Jonathan Huberdeau and rightfully so. (Florida Hockey Now)
If Darcy Kuemper can’t become the man for the Colorado Avalanche soon, will GM Joe Sakic turn to the NHL trade market? Thinking out loud here but could the Av’s target Chicago Blackhawks goalie and three-time Stanley Cup champion Marc-Andre Fleury? (Colorado Hockey Now)
Good to see a cool hockey story about a fellow Murphy! (San Jose Hockey Now)
Here’s an in-depth account of the feel-good story of a Seattle Kraken fan alerting the Vancouver Canucks equipment manager to a cancerous mole on his neck and likely saving his life. (Vancouver Hockey Now)
Count Calgary Flames defenseman Nikita Zadorov as an NHLer disgusted over the fact he and other NHLers can’t represent their respective countries in Beijing. As I’ve stated numerous times, I sympathize with the frustration from NHLers over the league not allowing them to participate in the Olympics next month, but again, their anger and frustration should be directed at Donald Fehr and the Executive Board of the NHLPA, not the league. The NHL simply did what Fehr agreed to on behalf of the players. (Calgary Hockey Now)
After a crazy 2021 in the NHL, what can we expect in 2022? (Sportsnet)
Should the Boston Bruins consider acquiring James Neal from the St. Louis Blues? Neal just passed through waivers so I’m guessing no.
James Neal clears
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) January 3, 2022
Great hire by the Dallas Stars who brought on FOBHN (Friend of Boston Hockey Now) and all-around great guy Steve Greeley onto their management and Hockey Op’s team!
Welcome to #TexasHockey, Steve Greeley!
Greeley joins the Stars as Director of Hockey Strategy/Scouting and Development.
— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) January 3, 2022
And how about another feel-good story here:
This father built an accessible rink so his son could practice sled hockey in the backyard! 🙌
— NHL (@NHL) January 3, 2022