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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:

Boston Bruins

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)

NHL

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)

With 20 years of experience (SiriusXM NHL Network Radio, ESPNBoston, NESN, NHL.com, etc.) covering the Bruins, the NHL, NCAA and junior hockey and more, Jimmy Murphy’s hockey black book is full of Hall of Famers, current players, coaches, management, scouts and a wide array of hockey media personalities that have lived in and around this great game. For 17 of his 20 years as a hockey and sports reporter, Murph covered the Bruins on essentially a daily basis covering their victorious 2011 Stanley Cup run and their 2013 run to the Final as well. Murphy has hosted national and local radio shows and podcasts and also has experience in TV as well.

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Orrfan

Forget supplemental discipline. B*ttman should be investigating Laviolette and the Capitals for deliberately and regularly injuring opposing players. That hit had “intent to injure” written all over it. And as the Bruins are pushing for their WC spot, the motive is there, plain for everyone to see.

Appaulled

Yeah, right. Marchand is aLady Bing candidate, right?

Jay

There are several dirty players on Washington team ,Ovi stick to the groin is one example ,they are plain dirty players ,karma will come.

Appaulled

The Bruins have been a dirty team for a decade at least.

Appaulled

LOL. That is funny player safety dept bias against the Bruins. Do you recall the Boychuck hit on Raymond. Please remind me of the consequence. What about the multiple low bridge hits by Marchand. How about the little weasel licking someone. Marchand is one of the dirtiest players in the league, so you live by the sword and you die by the sword. He cannot complain about dirty hits.

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