Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while things are getting fun at the NCAA level with playoff tournament time upon us.
-- Hurricanes forward Bryan Bickell has family and friends as the driving force helping him handle his multiple sclerosis diagnosis.
-- Some good stuff here from Milan Lucic reminiscing about Claude Julien, and about the Bruins/Canadiens rivalry.
-- Speaking of the Canadiens as they drop into second place in the Atlantic Division, Habs coaches, players and management talk about what it’s like playing under the pressure that the city of Montreal creates.
-- James Reimer is kind of enjoying and embracing life in relative obscurity as a backup goalie with the Florida Panthers after playing in Canadian markets his entire career.
-- With Ben Bishop out of the picture, Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy is showing he’s a No. 1 goalie for the Bolts.
-- Congrats to the pride of Saugus, Mike Vecchione, who had quite the OT penalty shot goal and celebration in advancing his Union team in the NCAA postseason. Vecchione has been awesome this season as the former Malden Catholic standout garners Hobey Baker consideration.
-- For something completely different: Here’s another Wonder Woman trailer that continues to heighten the expectations for this movie despite the recent trail of DC Cinematic Universe disappointments.