Bob Beers joins Sports Tonight to discuss Claude Julien not being made available to the media on Monday, and what other big moves he sees in the horizon for the Boston Bruins.
The Ottawa Senators announced Tuesday that team captain Erik Karlsson and his wife Melinda lost their son one month before his due date.
"The collective thoughts and prayers of the Ottawa Senators organization, the city of Ottawa and entire hockey community rest with Erik and Melinda Karlsson following the loss of their son.
We ask that you respect the family's wishes for privacy during the grieving process."
News Release: Ottawa Senators issue statement on the Karlsson family: https://t.co/712XXwzO7M— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) March 20, 2018
Communiqué : Les Sénateurs d’Ottawa émettent une déclaration au sujet de la famille Karlsson : https://t.co/yQxSm37GpB
Sens head coach Guy Boucher spoke about the tragedy after Ottawa's game vs the Panthers on Tuesday (1:36 mark in video below).
“Everybody’s heartbroken… we definitely feel for Erik, his wife and his family.”— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) March 21, 2018
Head Coach Guy Boucher speaks after tonight’s game against the Panthers. pic.twitter.com/qi7IuPKfA0
Karlsson, a rumored Bruins target before the trade deadline, received heartfelt condolences from the hockey world on Twitter:
Today is a day to remember that there are way more important things in life and hockey is just a game!! Our condolences to @ErikKarlsson65 and his wife Melinda on their tragic loss!!— Marc Savard (@MSavvy91) March 20, 2018
The Savard Family
The players and staff of the NHLPA extend their condolences to Erik and Melinda Karlsson following the loss of their son. https://t.co/gjoLYo5Ihw— NHLPA (@NHLPA) March 20, 2018
The entire LA Kings' organization is thinking of Erik Karlsson and his family during this time ❤️— LA Kings (@LAKings) March 20, 2018
Our thoughts too go out to Erik and Melinda during this incredibly difficult time.
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Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while welcoming in spring with open arms.
*Interesting exercise from ESPN putting together the best all-time lineups for a number of college hockey programs. We know about a lot of the powerhouse programs, but UVM could put together a pretty damn good lineup based on the players that have come out of the Catamounts program, including former and current Bruins Tim Thomas and Kevan Miller.
*Jack Eichel scoffs at the notion that his ankle injury should have caused the Sabres star to shut it down for the rest of the season.
*Nice work by Star Wars Rebels showrunner Dave Filoni to put together a Star Wars jersey again this season for the Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins.
*Rob Rossi has got some major issues with ESPN the Magazine omitting Sidney Crosby from their Most Dominant Athletes of the last 20 years list. Yeah, I’d say that doesn’t make any sense. Not that anybody really cares about ESPN the Magazine or anything.
*Strange times with the CWHL as Cassie Campbell Pascal has resigned from her role as a CWHL Governor ahead of the league’s marquee weekend.
*The Golden Knights and Marc-Andre Fleury are both tied together in their rise toward the top of the NHL this season.
*For something completely different: Never before has a mustache been talked about as much as the CGI mustache for Henry Cavill in Justice League, and now it’s gone forever.