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BHN Puck Links: Bergeron Still Not Signing Extension, NHL Trade Rumors

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Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins dropped their second dud in less than two weeks. Should Bruins fans be worried?

Patrice Bergeron made it clear again that he’s not signing any extensions with the Boston Bruins until after the season, if at all.

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry reportedly ask for a trade back in December. This news comes as teams head off to their All-Star breaks, and the NHL trade chatter is really picking up. So could he and others around the NHL switch teams in the coming week?

That and more in the latest BHN Puck Links:

Boston Bruins

Did the Boston Bruins clearly go out Tyler Seguin style in Big D Saturday while Seguin rested up for the game? (Boston Hockey Now)

To those that continually blame the goalie when reacting to a game like Sunday, and make it clear they know nothing about hockey, please read what Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy had to say after his team got beat 6-1 by the Dallas Stars on Sunday night. (Boston Hockey Now)

Let the Patrice Bergeron to the Montreal Canadiens rumors simmer. Bergeron still won’t commit to playing for the Bruins after this season. (Boston Hockey Now)

National Hockey Now

Since he returned from Michigan a few weeks back and left his family behind for the rest of the season, Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry has played like someone who has checked out. On Saturday night, that was never more obvious as Petry didn’t do anything to stand up for his teammate Sam Montembeaut when Edmonton Oilers forward Zack Kassian barreled the Habs goalie over behind the net. 

On Monday, TSN 690 host Tony Marinaro shed some light on the subject that may explain the way Petry has acted on and off the ice and reported that Petry asked for a trade in mid-December. (TSN 690)

New York Islanders head coach Barry Trotz doesn’t think his team’s slow starts are an issue. (NYI Hockey Now)

The Pittsburgh Penguins are suddenly sliding and the NHL trade rumor vultures are circling. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov is headed to Las Vegas for the All-Star game. (Washington Hockey Now)

Florida Panthers forward Owen Tippett is reportedly on the NHL trade market. (Florida Hockey Now)

So what’s right and what’s wrong with the Detroit Red Wings at the halfway mark of their season? (Detroit Hockey Now)

The Vegas Golden Knights locked up three players to extensions Sunday. (Vegas Hockey Now)

Will the San Jose Sharks be able to start turning moral victories into actual victories? (San Jose Hockey Now)

The Vancouver Canucks are suddenly the subject of plenty of NHL trade rumors again. (Vancouver Hockey Now)

NHL

Snowy Strong! I had the pleasure of being mentored by Calgary Flames assistant GM Chris Snow’s Dad Bob Snow. Bob passed away from ALS three years ago and now Chris is fighting the deadly disease with courage in his Dad’s honor. Keep fighting Chris! (Sportsnet)

 

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