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BHN Puck Links: Foligno Returning, Leafs Are ‘Soft’, NHL Trade Rumors



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Boston Bruins winger Nick Foligno will return to the lineup just in time for an always physical meeting with the Washington Capitals.

Will new Montreal Canadiens GM Kent Hughes try to steal his former client, Patrice Bergeron away from the Boston Bruins?

Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe gave his team the Michel Therrien treatment after their most recent blown lead.

That and more in the latest BHN Puck Links:

Boston Bruins

Boston Bruins winger Nick Foligno is set to return to the lineup tonight against the Washington Capitals. (BHN)

Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand owned the Carolina Hurricanes in a Twitter spat Wednesday. (BHN)

Will new Montreal Canadiens GM and former Quartexx player agent Kent Hughes try to lure his former client, Boston Bruins captain, Patrice Bergeron away in free agency? (BHN)

National Hockey Now

Montreal Canadiens executive vice president of hockey operations Jeff Gorton and new general manager Kent Hughes didn’t waste any time putting the false narrative that Hughes was hired solely because he and Gorton are ‘best buddies’ to rest. Newsflash: They’re not! (MHN)

The Philadelphia Flyers are on the verge of a dubious record. (Philly Hockey Now)

Count the Florida Panthers in on the NHL trade sweepstakes for Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun. (Florida Hockey Now)

Speaking of the NHL trade market, will the Detroit Red Wings make forward Vladislav Namestnikov a UFA rental? (Detroit Hockey Now)

Does the Colorado Avalanche have a goaltending controversy? (Colorado Hockey Now)


“I just thought we got exposed today for being a team that was just soft, soft and purposeless, and just kind of playing the game and hoping it was going to work out.” – Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe after his team blew another 3-1 lead and lost 6-3 to the New York Rangers. 

For more on Keefe going all Michel Therrien on his team, Luke Fox breaks it down. (Sportsnet)

Speaking of the Leafs, they and the Ottawa Senators can’t have more than 500 fans at home games until Jan. 31. 



Talk about a heavyweight bout! Check out this one between former Montreal Canadiens forward Nicolas Deslauriers and Kurtis MacDermid:


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