The Boston Bruins could be getting a defenseman back from COVID Protocol Saturday when they host the Nashville Predators.
The Montreal Canadiens are narrowing down their list of candidates for a new general manager job and a candidate with strong Quebec hockey ties has become a frontrunner again.
The NHL trade market is heating up but one big name may stay put.
That and more in the latest MHN Puck Links:
Boston Bruins defenseman Derek Forbort is out of COVID protocol and could play Saturday against the Nashville Predators. (BHN)
Brad Marchand is officially the Rodney Dangerfield of the NHL. (BHN)
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We may have to scratch San Jose Sharks center Tomas Hertl’s name off the NHL trade market soon because he may be staying put. (San Jose Hockey Now)
Speaking of the NHL trade market, some big-name Vancouver Canucks are reportedly available at the right price. (Vancouver Hockey Now)
Say what you want about Brad Marchand, but if you’re a real NHL fan, you can agree he ‘got hosed’ when he was selected to the All-Star game. (Boston Hockey Now)
Could Rick Tocchet be the answer behind the bench for the Philadelphia Flyers? (Philly Hockey Now)
Has Alexander Romanov established himself as one of the NHL’s best hitters? (Montreal Hockey Now)
New York Islanders forward Ross Johnston was suspended three games Friday for an illegal check to the head of New Jersey Devils forward A.J. Greer. (NYI Hockey Now)
Should Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry be part of the Vezina Trophy (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
Two years ago, Washington Capitals superstar Washington Ovechkin was suspended one game for skipping the 2020 All-Star game in St. Louis but there’s no way he was going to miss out on the festivities in Vegas this year. (Washington Hockey Now)
The future for the Detroit Red Wings is looking bright but could they use some more scoring in the pipeline? Could they turn to the NHL trade market for that or will they keep stockpiling prospects? (Detroit Hockey Now)
Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog is back from his latest stint in COVID protocol. (Colorado Hockey Now)
So how much playoff experience do the Vegas Golden Knights really have? (Vegas Hockey Now)
Not even Matthew Tkachuk’s brother Brady is free of his dirty antics on the ice (Calgary Hockey Now)
Per TSN and Athletic Insider Pierre LeBrun, longtime player agent (whose clients include Quebec natives Patrice Bergeron and Kris Letang), has re-emerged as a candidate for the Montreal Canadiens GM job. As mentioned above, the NHL trade market is heating up so it would behoove Canadiens executive vice president of hockey operations, Jeff Gorton, to hire someone soon. (TSN)
Is Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mitch Marner about to go on a hot streak? (TSN)
What can be done to fix the way NHL All-Star teams are selected? (Sportsnet)