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BHN Puck Links: Marchand’s A Rock Star, NHL Trade Market Heats Up



NHL Trade

The Boston Bruins blew a 3-1 third period lead and lost 4-3 in overtime Thursday and that could be why they’re active players on the NHL trade market.

Brad Marchand was mic’d up on TNT and scored Thursday night but his true gold came before the game when he took one last shot at the Carolina Hurricanes and praised teammate and Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron.

The Montreal Canadiens are ready to be sellers on the NHL trade market but will they be looking for a new head coach soon too?

That and more in the latest BHN Puck Links:

Boston Hockey Now

The Boston Bruins didn’t really have any answers after that blown lead in Denver. Here are the BHN Talking Points from my partner-in-crime, Joe Haggerty, after a game the Bruins arguably should’ve had. (BHN)

The Avalanche got three goals from their blue line Wednesday and they served as a perfect example of why Bruins GM Don Sweeney continues to focus on a top 4 d-man on the NHL trade market. (BHN)

Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand was wired up for TNT throughout the game Wednesday night but prior to the game, he showed that while he may not be an NHL All-Star, he’s become quite the rock star.



National Hockey Now

The Vancouver Canucks are ready to tackle the NHL Trade market after Jim Rutherford hired his former Pittsburgh Penguins assistant GM Patrik Allvin as the new Canucks general manager. (Vancouver Hockey Now)

Is New York Islanders forward Brock Nelson about to go into Beast Mode? (NYI Hockey Now)

The Philadelphia Flyers have accepted their fate and they’re ready to blow it up. Captain Claude Giroux is officially on the NHL trade market. (Philly Hockey Now)

The NHL trade market is heating up and the Habs are sellers but could Montreal Canadiens head coach Dom Ducharme actually be on the hot seat too? Executive vice president of hockey operations Jeff Gorton already said he’s safe until the offseason, so? (MHN)

Who says you can’t strike gold on an NHL contract at age 37? Not Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jeff Carter! Acquired at the NHL trade deadline two seasons ago, Carter is now a key cog in the Pens’ offense. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

The Washington Capitals were the blood in the water for the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday. (Washington Hockey Now)

Here’s the Sharks’ view from circling the waters. (San Jose Hockey Now)

It was Norris Division night for the Blackhawks and Red Wings in Detroit Wednesday. (Detroit Hockey Now)

Should the Colorado Avalanche really pursue Flyers captain Claude Giroux on the NHL Trade market? (Colorado Hockey Now)

The Calgary Flames are booming so much they silenced a cannon Wednesday night. (Calgary Hockey Now)


Did Buffalo Sabres goalie Aaron Dell get off easy with just a three-game suspension for his cheap shot on Ottawa Senators All-Star forward Drake Batherson? (TSN)

As mentioned above, the Montreal Canadiens are sellers on the NHL trade market. Could the Minnesota Wild be ready to buy from the Habs? (NHL Trade Rumors)

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