Once again, the NHL Department of Player Safety showed its bias against Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand and did not deliver any supplemental discipline to Washington Capitals winger Garnet Hathaway.
There could be a lot of goalies moving before the March 21 NHL trade deadline.
Is it time to blow up the Edmonton Oilers?
That and more in the latest BHN Puck Links:
The Boston Bruins beat the Washington Capitals Thursday behind a late goal from Charlie McAvoy but lost wingers Brad Marchand and Anton Blidh in the process. (Boston Hockey Now)
On Friday, Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy once again expressed his frustration that the dirty hit from Capitals forward Garnet Hathaway on Brad Marchand did not receive supplemental discipline. (Boston Hockey Now)
While there maybe could’ve been a better physical team response to the Hathaway on Marchand hit, my partner-in-scribe, Joe Haggerty, says the Boston Bruins still had a gutsy performance after the 7-1 shellacking they took from the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday.
Could the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens pull off their first trade in 21 years before the March 21 NHL Trade Deadline? (MHN)
National Hockey Now
While Hathaway’s hit on Marchand was dirty, ironically Tom Wilson’s open-ice hit on Boston Bruins forward Anton Blidh was a clean, textbook hit. (Washington Hockey Now)
The winds of change will be blowing through the Montreal Canadiens soon but winger Josh Anderson made it clear Thursday that if the Habs want him around for the retool, he’s in for the long haul. (MHN)
The Philadelphia Flyers are also going to be without two of their best players as forwards Joel Farabee and Kevin Hayes will be out for four weeks. (Philly Hockey Now)
What goalies could be moved before the March 21 NHL Trade Deadline? (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
‘Big-game Bob’ keeps rolling for the Florida Panthers (Florida Hockey Now)
The Detroit Red Wings now have the Smith Brothers. (Detroit Hockey Now)
Should the San Jose Sharks make a push for the playoffs or remain focused on the future? (San Jose Hockey Now)
With Jaro Halak and Thatcher Demko both in COVID protocol, two rookie goalies will be dressing for the Vancouver Canucks against the Florida Panthers. (Vancouver Hockey Now)
Will the Calgary Flames season be decided by April 1? (Calgary Hockey Now)
It may be time to blow it all up in Edmonton. The Oilers are seemingly a lost cause. (Sportsnet)
The TSN Insiders look deeper into the goaltending options for the Oilers. (TSN)